Saturday 25 October 2014

St Patrick's Day style memo to news-readers worldwide - wear green, anything will do

Published 18/03/2014 | 13:49

Siun Nic Gearailt fared well with her choice of Paddy’s Day attire
Sinead Crowley
Weather anchor on ABC - She can't wear green on the green screen, so her only option is shoes!

Memo to staff – raid your wardrobes for something green, anything will do.

Newsreaders across the globe competed for the ‘Best Dressed’ title on St Patrick’s Day, with national broadcaster RTE taking their fashion memo more seriously than anyone else.

Green ties, dresses, blouses, even shoes, took over television screens for the Irish celebrations and nobody held back.

A vision of emerald; RTE Washington Correspondent Caitriona Perry took RTE’s ‘Best Dressed’ title for the broadcaster as her green coat and sprig of shamrock perfectly matched her microphone.

In a close second, newsreader Siun Nic Gearailt fared well with her choice of Paddy’s Day attire. Nic Gearailt wore her white blazer and obligatory sprig of shamrock over a white dress with a green leaf design.


Siun Nic Gearailt fared well with her splash of green

Also back at base, newsreader Clodagh Walsh teamed her green suit jacket with a white blouse.

Channelling St Patrick’s Day from the streets of Ireland, arts and media correspondent Sinead Crowley wore a beige overcoat with a blue-green pattern.

And the fashion memo didn’t miss the weather department either where a flattering green body-con dress was the outfit of choice.

The national broadcaster set the trend overseas as the American news-reading contingent jumped on board the emerald bandwagon.

At PIX11, Morning News anchors Dan Mannarino and Marysol Castro won the unofficial ‘Best Dressed’ award Stateside.


Dan Mannarino and Marysol Castro won the ‘Best Dressed’ award Stateside

Fox Kansas styled a subtle combination of a chiffon dress and a formal tie while Jon Karroll on  News Channel 13 in US  forgot to wear green. His co-host Brittany Bailey made up for both of them in an all-green trouser suit.

Not everyone could follow the memo however – ABC’s weather anchor had to make do with green shoes as she joked she could disappear into the green screen if she wore the St Patrick’s Day colour. 

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