twinkie
n. A news anchor with an attractive physical appearance and little journalistic experience.

Example Citation:
But if you're looking for media insights, rent "Network." "Up Close" — especially in its first hour — is as glossy as an anchor's 8-by-10. At best, it's a superficial retread of "Broadcast News" with a dash of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." You know — twinkie male anchors, embittered older female anchors (Stockard Channing and Kate Nelligan), the incredibly wise and committed news director who may be crusty on the outside but oozes integrity.
—Eleanor Ringel, "Up Close and Personal," The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, March 1, 1996

Earliest Citation:
"The ABC news division lost Good Morning America to the entertainment division. That's Hollywood polyethylene. It looks like news; it smells like news. It's twinkie news."
—Jennifer Allen, "Hottest news show on TV," New York Magazine, Aug 31, 1981

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