Best Substitute for Your Mother on Local TV (2012)

Gloria Campos

It's been nearly 30 years since Gloria Campos first filled an anchor chair at WFAA. Back then, she was one of the young up-and-comers, of the type now forcing veterans like her out of the business. But though she recently stopped doing the 6 p.m. newscast for Channel 8, she's holding strong at 10 and seeming more and more like your mother every day. Only more adorable. She's a lifetime member of the Texas PTA. She enjoys "junk-tiquing." She has an extensive collection of butterfly pins. Everything about Campos, from her warm yet authoritative demeanor on-air to the way she capitalizes random words on Twitter, screams "Mom." So if you're feeling homesick and crave the maternal touch, delightfully free of nagging about how you're wasting your life, turn to Campos.


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