When Jennifer Livingston, a local news anchor in La Crosse, Wisconsin, received an email from a viewer attacking her for her weight, she decided to address the issue on air. Her moving response made national headlines and landed her on "Today" on October 3rd, speaking with Savannah Guthrie.
The subject line of the email criticizing Livingston's weight was "Community Responsibility." "Surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular," the male viewer wrote. "Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain. I leave you this note hoping you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle."