Let us get this straight: I like Melanie Woodrow. A lot. I've seen her work and commended her aggressive, take-no-prisoner style. She's real good. But I don't work with her. And there's those at KGO-TV (ABC7) who tell me she's not so kosher.
A KGO spy:
"It's not just that she's a pain in the ass.
She is unethical with sources. She tries to take over other reporters' stories and needlessly puts her crew in dangerous situations. Plus, she's extremely ruthless."
I'd say in today's tough media environment you almost have to be ruthless, especially if you're a woman. Part of the game.
But I understand the negatives regarding Woodrow. She's tough, as she should be. But when the camera isn't on, she could lighten up.
Mel, laugh a little every now and then. Breathe too. You have the respect of your peers but there's more to life than all the business drudgery --sip a cold one and smoke a cigar every now and then.
Relax a little too.