Ed Driscoll

Long Day's Journey Into Nightly Network News

The L.A. Times’ Mary McNamara gushes that ABC’s Diane Sawyer “has always been the Katharine Hepburn of the newsroom.”

Tim Graham of Newsbusters is giving McNamara plenty of grief, but she may be onto something about the two media figures:

One’s an extremely talented, photogenic, if slightly distant and haughty actress expert at reading whatever dialogue her producers put in front of her.

The other starred in some wonderful movies with Spencer Tracy.

(And of course, McNamara is far from the first journalist to stumble onto the truth about television newsreaders.)