Pam Oliver seemingly pointed out the obvious in her recent essay discussing her demotion with Fox Sports. Whether by coincidence or not, Fox has hired a number of young, attractive blonde women as on-air personalities. Erin Andrews, who is taking Oliver’s old job with Fox’s top NFL crew this season, is one of them. Danielle Trotta, a co-host of Fox Sports 1’s “NASCAR Race Hub,” is another.
Trotta was apparently offended by Oliver’s comments. She felt she was being lumped into a certain demographic and had the following to say on her Facebook page, via The Big Lead:
Wait, blonde by choice? Does that mean she dyes her hair? Or does that mean Trotta chooses to not dye her hair, thus choosing to remain blonde?
In any event, you can see both sides of the argument here. You can easily see why people like Trotta, Andrews and Charissa Thompson have Oliver convinced that being blonde and “hot” gives you an edge in the industry. You can also see why Trotta would want to be seen as someone who earned her job through hard work, not because of her looks.
Photo: Twitter/Danielle Trotta