So where does that leave all our young good-looking go-getters who happen to have somewhat swarthier complexions?
They could always try out as a journalist on SBS TV. Australia's multicultural broadcaster has clearly taken it upon itself to overcompensate for the lack of ethnic diversity on the mainstream channels' news departments. You would hard-pressed to claim that their selection of faces represents the Australian population. But I ain't complaining. Particularly since the network has been gradually upping the good-lookingness of its on-camera team in recent years.
Of course, SBS has by far and away the best coverage of global news of any free-to-air network in Australia. But this post is not about news, so much as it is a celebration of this oasis of brown hotness in Australia's broadcasting desert.
|Janice Peterson (newsreader)|
|Peta-Jane Madam (reporter & newsreader)|
|Auskar Surbakti (reporter)|
|Yalda Hakim (host, Dateline)|
|Kathy Novak (reporter)|
|Anton Enus (newsreader)|
|Leroy Ah Ben (reporter)|
|Former newsreader Indira Naidoo, one of the first Indians in a prominent Australian TV role.|
The lack of Asians on Australian TV, and why it matters