For 25 years, Reba Hollingsworth has reported the news on television. While change was the name of the game in her day-to-day reporting and anchoring duties at various TV stations across the country, one thing always remained the same.
The equipment she wore always made her physically uncomfortable.
To report the news on television, journalists have to wear a microphone and earpiece — both are attached to wires, which in turn are attached to a battery pack. That pack is a solid, dense object, and women usually have no choice but to clip them in uncomfortable places— specifically if they are wearing a dress.
For Hollingsworth, who anchors the morning news at WTVR in Richmond, Virginia, whether she was out in