Traffic's somehow bearable when you consider that, without it, there would be no need for the warm smile of the always curiously attractive TV traffic reporter. According to Jalopnik readers, here are the ten hottest TV traffic reporters.
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10.) Teresa Labarbera
Where You Can See Her: WNTH 8 - New Haven, CT
Suggested By: Dwight
Why We Like Her: Originally from Connecticut, Teresa spent some time in Monroe, Louisiana, where she was a television personality and hosted the local Mardi Gras parade. She now reports on traffic for Good Morning Connecticut and hosts a couple of other shows for WNTH.
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9.) Lauren Scala
Where You Can See Her: WNBC 4 - New York, NY
Suggested By: ryanstryin
Why We Like Her: Along with her duties as Today In New York's traffic reporter, Lauren hosts a weekend morning call-in trivia show, and does additional reporting for WNBC's afternoon news broadcasts.
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8.) Christina Stoffo
Where You Can See Her: WNYW 5 - New York, NY
Suggested By: Corsonmcnash
Why We Like Her: In the past, Christina's doubled as a model and traffic reporter for The Michael Kay Show on ESPN radio. Now, she fills in on Fox 5 in New York, and is a fitness consultant. In her spare time, she also plays World of Warcraft.
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7.) Amelia Earhart
Where You Can See Her: KUSA 9 - Denver, CO
Suggested By: ColoradoQuattro
Why We Like Her: Yes, Amelia is related to the other famous Earhart. This Amelia is pursuing her pilot's license, and enjoys photography.
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6.) Jennifer Reyna
Where You Can See Her: KPRC 2 - Houston, TX
Suggested By: -Amateur
Why We Like Her: Jennifer returned to TV screens across Houston after spending some time on Los Angeles television, and also currently co-hosts and does traffic reporting for KSBJ 89.3FM in Houston.
5.) Amanda Meadows
Where You Can See Her: WTVR 6 - Richmond, VA
Suggested By: Jeb_Hoge
Why We Like Her: Amanda is at the helm of one of the nation's most advanced traffic monitoring systems at WTVR, the Beat the Traffic System. She also DJs on a local radio station on the weekends, 97.3FM The Eagle in Hampton Roads, VA.
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4.) Jill Nicolini
Where You Can See Her: WPIX 11 - New York, NY
Suggested By: Jackie
Why We Like Her: After trying her luck on a number of reality shows and winning the Miss Long Island Pageant in 2002, Jill joined the WPIX news team in 2004. She has also spent time as the arena announcer for the New York Islanders hockey team, and is currently working towards getting her pilot's license. Did we mention she also appeared in Playboy (very NSFW)?
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3.) Jenni Hogan
Where You Can See Her: KIRO 7 - Seattle, WA
Suggested By: REggieDunlop
Why We Like Her: Jenni hails from Adelaide, Australia, and is currently the morning traffic reporter on KIRO's morning news program. She is also the #1 most followed local news anchor on twitter.
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2.) Jamie Shupak
Where You Can See Her: NY1 - New York, NY
Suggested By: tmronin
Why We Like Her: Jamie is NY1's first traffic reporter. She joined the station in May of 2010. Before that, she covered traffic, weather, and other news items all over the New York tri-state area.
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1.) Bob Herzog
Where You Can See Him: WKRC 12 - Cincinnati, OH
Suggested By: Jamie Shupak
Why We Like Him: Bob's the traffic reporter every morning on Good Morning Cincinnati. He's been on WKRC since 2005, and every Friday has a segment called Dance Party Friday, the results of which are above. To quote Jamie Shupak, our #2 choice and the person who nominated Bob: "I give you my traffic hero: Mr Dance Party Friday himself, Bob Herzog. Yo VIP, let's kick it.
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