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VOTE for your favorite “Storm Stud”

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 8:34 am - September 9, 2005.
Filed under: Katrina Disaster,Movies/Film & TV

Based on the names offered up by GayPatriot readers… here is the official ballot to vote for your favorite “Storm Stud”.

I made some editorial judgements as to whether some of the nominees qualified…. they had to be “front and center” during Katrina coverage…. not just a pretty face on cable. *grin*


Click on “more” to view photos of nominees…….

Anderson Cooper – CNN

Jim Cantore – The Weather Channel

Rick Leventhal – FOX

Shepard Smith – FOX

Bill Hemmer – FOX

Rob Marciano – CNN

Adam Housley – FOX

Phil Keating – FOX

Sean Hannity – FOX

David Lee Miller – FOX

Dan Springer – FOX

Jason Carroll – CNN

Thomas Roberts – CNN

Geraldo Rivera – FOX

Carl Quintanilla – MSNBC

Tom Costello – MSNBC

Erik Lilligren – FOX (local reporter in Gulf — no photo found)



  1. Shep Smith looks like a rodent of some sort. I can’t believe anybody finds him attractive.

    BTW, this just in: Earthquake in New Guinea. Bush’s fault.

    Comment by njz — September 9, 2005 @ 8:43 am - September 9, 2005

  2. Hey! Where’s Christine Amanpour?

    Comment by JT — September 9, 2005 @ 9:18 am - September 9, 2005

  3. Top 3 in order of reigning hotness:

    1. Bill Hemmer
    2. Thomas Roberts
    3. Jim Cantore (he’d be up higher, but that picture isn’t doing him justice today.)

    Comment by Chad — September 9, 2005 @ 9:30 am - September 9, 2005

  4. Here’s my top four:

    1. Adam Housley
    2. Thomas Roberts
    3. Phil Keating
    4. Bill Hemmer

    Comment by Kevin P. — September 9, 2005 @ 9:37 am - September 9, 2005

  5. I have looked and looked and looked for a photo…I’m starting to think Eric Lilligren is a myth…

    Comment by Kevin P. — September 9, 2005 @ 10:07 am - September 9, 2005

  6. Cooper may be the hottest (I voted accordigly), but Bill Hemmer would be more fun in the sack.

    Comment by Ted B. — September 9, 2005 @ 11:03 am - September 9, 2005

  7. #3…I agree with your parenthetic.
    Bruce, you can’t find a better picture? C’mon, man! Maybe I can check with the other fan-club members for you.

    Comment by njz — September 9, 2005 @ 11:57 am - September 9, 2005

  8. Chad-

    Excellent taste.

    My list (based on pictures above)

    1. Thomas Roberts
    2. Bill Hemmer

    Comment by Clint — September 9, 2005 @ 12:37 pm - September 9, 2005

  9. WTF?!?!?!? This is so disgusting I can’t stand it! I know the Hurricane Disaster is so sexy, what with thousands of dead bodies and all. . .

    Hey, did you ever do a vote on the “sexiest” dead fireman after 9-11????

    Comment by BUSH RULEZ! — September 9, 2005 @ 1:25 pm - September 9, 2005

  10. After this one is over, let’s do a poll on “sexiest presidential appointee who lied on his resume”, so far Thomas Brown is in the lead!

    Comment by Ashamed — September 9, 2005 @ 1:50 pm - September 9, 2005

  11. And a good morning to you too, Demesne Lord. Long time no see.

    Comment by Frank IBC — September 9, 2005 @ 1:55 pm - September 9, 2005

  12. Hang on a sec. Just when I spent all that money on my BUSH LIED! t-shirt, now I have to have another one printed up?

    Comment by njz — September 9, 2005 @ 1:57 pm - September 9, 2005

  13. Rob Marciano is my #1. What a babe.

    And then of course Anderson.

    Comment by Britton — September 9, 2005 @ 2:39 pm - September 9, 2005

  14. I can’t believe Anderson Cooper – more of a stormetrosexual – is winning instead of one of the studs!

    Comment by Kevers — September 9, 2005 @ 2:45 pm - September 9, 2005

  15. Well, none compare to Arthur Kent and since Harry Connick, Jr is not in the mix, I vote for Bill Henner

    Comment by PatriotMom — September 9, 2005 @ 3:06 pm - September 9, 2005

  16. I wish Mario Lopez would be an anchorman.

    Comment by Frank IBC — September 9, 2005 @ 3:56 pm - September 9, 2005

  17. I can’t believe my boy Jim isn’t winning…What’s with you ‘mos, anyway? Always about a pretty face. Am I the only one who loves a rugged man’s man?

    Comment by njz — September 9, 2005 @ 4:02 pm - September 9, 2005

  18. njz-

    To actually spend time with, or to vote for in a “who looks studliest” contest on the internet?


    Perhaps something to do with the open secret that he’s gay.


    Animal Planet has him hosting a “pet tricks” show that’s not totally awful (except for the parts where people talk).

    Comment by Clint — September 9, 2005 @ 4:16 pm - September 9, 2005

  19. Yes, I saw that show. I’m not a big TV watcher but when I was at the beach update, I watched that show every morning. He’s so adorable… I’d love to wake up to those luscious sloe eyes every morning…

    (Any “open secrets” about Mario?)

    not totally awful (except for the parts where people talk).

    LOL… yes, the pets are geniuses, their owners are morons. 🙂

    Comment by Frank IBC — September 9, 2005 @ 5:13 pm - September 9, 2005

  20. Ugggh… I don’t know what the word “update” is doing in there, but it doesn’t belong there.

    Comment by Frank IBC — September 9, 2005 @ 5:13 pm - September 9, 2005

  21. You know, this is total bullshit. Anderson’s not even a weather guy.
    Yes, he’s probably the hottest guy doing news today, even if he’s not quite as masculine as Rita Cosby.
    But “Storm Stud“? You queens are just looking for a reason to swoon over him. Meanwhile Jim languishes in near-anonymity day-in and day-out. Then when he actually is in the spotlight, that damned pretty-boy swoops in anyway.
    Okay, time for a weekend.

    Comment by njz — September 9, 2005 @ 5:44 pm - September 9, 2005

  22. NJZ-

    You definitely need a weekend. You’re missing the bright side — more Jim for you.

    Comment by Clint — September 9, 2005 @ 6:12 pm - September 9, 2005

  23. Phil Keating… hands down… although i have to say Shepard and Rick Levental come in close… in hunkadorableness

    normally i stick with Todd Connor… but he seems to be on hiatus…

    Comment by jbc — September 9, 2005 @ 6:42 pm - September 9, 2005

  24. Thank you jbc! Phil Keating over Cooper any day. And I agree – Todd Conner is a hunk too.

    Comment by Kevers — September 9, 2005 @ 8:36 pm - September 9, 2005

  25. Here’s a good piece on Cantore.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 9, 2005 @ 9:40 pm - September 9, 2005

  26. I should have nominated Dan Meador over at KHOU.
    And for giggles, since we were nominating non-weather guys, I should have nominate Marvin Zindler at KTRK.


    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 9, 2005 @ 9:42 pm - September 9, 2005

  27. This “exercise” has to be among the stupidest contrivances imaginable. Maybe determining the newscaster “stud” seems like a viable enterprise to do in the midst of a national catastrophe, but it only endorses the superficiality of gay men being nothing but sexaholics. I’ll find my “hunks” in legitimate hunting grounds, thank you. I don’t need to drool over some droll in order to get my news fix. Give me the facts so that I can make an informed decision, not a “hunk” who gets my gonads stimulated. Talk about absurdity!

    Comment by DSH — September 9, 2005 @ 10:26 pm - September 9, 2005

  28. #27

    You’re soooo right. We should all be miserable, angry, hate-filled, pessimistic liberals instead.

    How in the hell do you guys get out of bed in the morning?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 9, 2005 @ 10:46 pm - September 9, 2005

  29. OH, TGC!
    A picture of Jim Cantore in BED! I’ll love you forever now! You just made my day.

    Comment by njz — September 9, 2005 @ 10:50 pm - September 9, 2005

  30. I nominate Mario Lopez for Rather/Brokaw/Jennings replacement.

    Comment by Frank IBC — September 10, 2005 @ 1:01 am - September 10, 2005

  31. #30
    I’ll drink to that, Frank, as long as he keeps smiling.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 10, 2005 @ 1:27 am - September 10, 2005

  32. Holy smokes! Jim Cantore is married…with children??? I could’a sworn that guy was a queer as Chandler in Hollywood! mean, aren’t ALL weathermen gay? I thought it was one of the few “professions” that madated homosexuality, like airline steward, male nurse, and fashion designer.

    (I still think Cantore is gay, tho. I can smell it.)

    Comment by glisteny — September 10, 2005 @ 2:14 am - September 10, 2005

  33. Kevin P. — Erik Liligren is for real but he may not be national. When I added his name to the nominations I noted for Bruce that he might be a reporter for a local FOX News station doing a remote for the network. However, I’m voting for Bill Hemmer.

    Bush Rulez– Sure, there was a tragedy — a terrible tragedy. But after two weeks of watching the elite media distort the facts in order to try and destroy George Bush’s presidency, there’s no harm taking a break and having a light moment.

    As a former journalist, I never thought I’d live to see the television networks and the elite print media (New York Times, et al) make this unprecedented effort to use human suffering for political purposes. Their aim is clear: if they can ruin Bush to the point he has little popular support, the leftwing can force him to cut and run in Iraq and tie his hands on a replacement for Sandra Day O’Connor.

    DSH — All of us who are participating in this brief respite from coverage of the disaster are not gay.

    Comment by Jack L. Allen — September 10, 2005 @ 4:00 am - September 10, 2005

  34. Hey 32, you back baby? I was looking for you the other night but you took your ass and ran. You still down with me baby? Cause I waz down with you. You the only one here who knows how to respect what Mr. mependalous got.

    Comment by mependalous — September 10, 2005 @ 8:16 am - September 10, 2005

  35. Bush Rulez– Sure, there was a tragedy — a terrible tragedy. But after two weeks of watching the elite media distort the facts in order to try and destroy George Bush’s presidency, there’s no harm taking a break and having a light moment.

    None whatsoever, unless your a frosty box snow queen liberal.

    Jack, you forgot to mention the dirty liberals trying to profit financially from it like Dean and Chucky Schumer.
    Anybody else catch Pelosi getting spanked on CNN? Watching Kyra slap the Joker around was more fun than this poll.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 10, 2005 @ 10:50 am - September 10, 2005

  36. A picture of Jim Cantore IN BED

    That’s gotta be the weirdest fortune cookie ever.

    Comment by V the K — September 10, 2005 @ 1:29 pm - September 10, 2005

  37. I still think that Phil Keating is a total hottie – his coverage of the June hurricane in Florida with his shirt practically half-off made me drool. He was interviewed live on “Dayside w/Linda Vester” and one woman in the audience even said on-air: “He’s cute!” Phil smiled via cameraphone on that one. WOOF!

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 10, 2005 @ 4:17 pm - September 10, 2005

  38. Interesting that despite all the accusations that gay conservatives must be self-hating or conflicted or not accepting of their own sexuality… it’s the most strident “critics” of gay patriots who are the most uncomfortable talking about which guys they might be attracted to.

    (Also very interesting, if not surprising, to see which liberal commentator is indistinguishable from the conservative commentators when the topic isn’t politics.)

    BR (#9)- I always wondered whether you just really strongly disagreed with the political views of most of the people here or posted here solely in the interest of being disagreeable. Thanks for clearing that up, BR.

    DSH (#27)- All sorts of things keep going during a national tragedy — they never even considered cancelling the U.S. Open, the N.F.L. is continuing without a blip — the New Orleans Saints will be playing at Carolina tomorrow afternoon, the Stock Market is open, Hollywood movies continue to open in theaters in most of the nation, and (unlike after 9/11) tv stations are premiering their fall lineup without a delay.

    But this: “it only endorses the superficiality of gay men being nothing but sexaholics.” is even worse. Shame on you for raising old bigotted stereotypes of gay men and throwing them in our faces. If your first response on seeing this thread really is to worry what straight people might think of you if they realize you are actually attracted to men, as opposed to being “gay” in some abstract sense, then I feel sorry for you.

    It’s not like this was GP’s first, fiifth or even twentieth reaction to Katrina coverage. And, as far as I can recall, it’s the first poll of this kind in a year of GayPatriot. By my count, that makes this site considerably less sex-obsessed than any serious newspaper or news magazine in the country. Your double-standard is showing.

    In a society where we grew up with questions like “Ginger or Mary Ann?” and where no news personality on any network ever has a single hair out of place, this kind of discussion is inevitable and commonplace — and hardly limited to gay people.

    A quick web search turned up this (and several other) polls on the hottest news anchors… (The male results are interesting to compare to this poll– 33% Bill Hemmer, 14% Anderson Cooper, 11% Shepard Smith, 10% Rob Marciano, 6% Thomas Roberts, and no one else over 1%.)

    Comment by Clint — September 10, 2005 @ 5:33 pm - September 10, 2005

  39. Jim Cantore is married…with children???

    Well, that’s a 10-point bonus on the Stroke Fodder scale. But strangely, a Google search on +”nifty archive” +celebrity +”jim cantore” turned up not a single example of weather-slash. I did find this, though: Anderson Cooper Investigates.

    P.S. Aargh! I figured that my first choice, Cantore, had enough popular support, so I gave my vote to underdog Dan Springer — sorry, Jim! I’ll make it up to you in trade, anytime.

    Comment by Throbert McGee — September 10, 2005 @ 9:58 pm - September 10, 2005

  40. In a society where we grew up with questions like “Ginger or Mary Ann?”

    The Professor.

    I see another discussion/poll in the works.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 10, 2005 @ 11:12 pm - September 10, 2005

  41. On a (sorta) similar note Clint,
    you should hear discussions in an EMS/Fire station especially after a particularly nasty call. The lay person would be offended (maybe horrified) by what they hear, but humor is our mechanism for dealing with it. That and Margaritas after shift. If we didn’t care, we wouldn’t be doing it.

    No, I won’t offer examples.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 10, 2005 @ 11:19 pm - September 10, 2005

  42. I agree with ThatGC….

    One needs that safety valve…otherwise….KABOOM!!

    And….NO! I won’t put salt around my rim just because you like Margaritas. 🙂



    Comment by monty — September 10, 2005 @ 11:59 pm - September 10, 2005

  43. Can a girl get in on the action? Cuz I was sick when the hurricane hit and just laid in bed watching the coverage. Developed a teeny crush on Rick Leventhal in his gray t-shirt….yummy.

    Comment by Janey — September 11, 2005 @ 12:06 am - September 11, 2005

  44. Female-on-Male Action???

    Eeeeeyyyyyuuuuu. 🙂

    You in the wrong world, girlfriend. Try on some plaid and get back to us.


    Comment by monty — September 11, 2005 @ 12:34 am - September 11, 2005

  45. Hmm, I don’t think Rick would agree with you… 🙂

    Comment by Janey — September 11, 2005 @ 9:47 am - September 11, 2005

  46. …tell you what, though…
    Date last night; saw Transporter 2, (oh yes, by the way, just as plausible and realistic as the first one, but anyway….)

    Hands down, Jason Statham still the hottest guy on the face of the planet. Take that, Shep, you creepy-looking rodent!

    Comment by njz — September 11, 2005 @ 1:08 pm - September 11, 2005

  47. TGC-

    “The Professor”

    Absolutely. But, then, who else were we going to pick?

    Comment by Clint — September 11, 2005 @ 2:20 pm - September 11, 2005

  48. Off-Topic: SO LONG, “glisteny”! – A note to all GP posters:

    I think you all should know that READER has spent the past week or so posting a variety of whacked-out messages on a number of different GP threads under my screen name “glisteny”. I think most of the regular posters here may have suspected as much. (BTW, comment #32, above, is actually mine).

    Judging from the weight of his previous posts, it should be fairly clear to all by now that READER is a highly disturbed individual with issues that go far beyond his frustration with me, other gay conservatives, President Bush, or the current state of American society. I am fairly confident that he is afflicted with more than a few pathologies of an undetermined nature and possibly suffers from other, more personal problems that motivate him to lash out in the way he does. Some of you will also know that prior to his current on-screen persona, he posted here under the name “DEMESNE LORD” until he was banned by Bruce for his over-the-top comments.

    To that extent and in order to maintain control over my own statements, I’m permanently retiring “glisteny” in favor of another, yet-to-be-determined moniker so anything you see posted by “glisteny” from here on – whether with the incorrect Capital “G” or not – will not have come from me but instead from READER. I may also choose to post under a few different names but I’m sure you’ll be able to recognize me from the tone and sentiment expressed in the message. And, of course, by the always-correct spelling, impeccable grammar, and razor-sharp wit – none of which READER possesses.

    Keep in mind, this doesn’t bother me. I am neither annonyed nor deterred by this, and I don’t really excpect Bruce to get involved because he shouldn’t have to play baby-sitter here. But the rest of you should be aware that READER is fully capable of posting under your own names, too. And you should be prepared to call him out on it if you feel he has done so.

    Anyhow, say goodbye to ‘glisteny’, guys, and hello to someone else. Much like Puff Daddy/P-Diddy/Diddy, etc., etc., the name may change but the message will be the same. See you all soon! 🙂

    Comment by glisteny — September 11, 2005 @ 5:45 pm - September 11, 2005

  49. CNN liberal Anderson Cooper appears to be in the lead, with FOX’s Bill Hemmer a distant second (he’s pretty objective so I don’t know whether he’s a liberal, moderate or conservative). Why don’t you leave out the also-rans and have a run-off between Cooper and Hemmer.

    Comment by Jack L. Allen — September 11, 2005 @ 7:36 pm - September 11, 2005

  50. Janey-

    Don’t let “Monty” chase you off. The topic is attractive guys — if you’re attracted to guys, feel free to chime in… even if your taste appears to differ from mine.

    Comment by Clint — September 11, 2005 @ 10:20 pm - September 11, 2005

  51. Who’s stuffing the ballot box for Cooper? I demand a recount!

    Comment by Clint — September 11, 2005 @ 10:21 pm - September 11, 2005

  52. #47

    Gilligan was sorta cute, but kinda goofy. I suppose the Skipper, if you’re into bears.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 11, 2005 @ 11:47 pm - September 11, 2005

  53. #51
    Maybe some libs were bussed in from another poll?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 11, 2005 @ 11:50 pm - September 11, 2005

  54. *Grumble, grumble*

    Ballot-stuffing lefties, trying to steal another election. 😉

    Comment by Clint — September 12, 2005 @ 2:10 am - September 12, 2005

  55. TGC-

    Too goofy for me. And bears are fine, but Skipper was a bumbling, incompetent bear. Not such a turn on.

    Comment by Clint — September 12, 2005 @ 2:12 am - September 12, 2005

  56. Thanks, Clint. “Attractive guys” is one of my favorite topics. 🙂

    Comment by Janey — September 12, 2005 @ 9:52 am - September 12, 2005

  57. Another girl chiming in.

    What, are all of you guys nuts? Cooper? Good Lord. Why not just get a plastic blow up doll. About as lifelike. Much cheaper. And a doll wouldn’t interrupted sex to ask you if his hair looks okay. Which Cooper almost certainly would.

    I’d take Springer for a turn around the track. He’s not the stuff dreams are made of, but he looks human.

    Comment by Portia — September 12, 2005 @ 11:04 am - September 12, 2005

  58. Thanks for the great observations Portia….right on target.

    Anderson is waaaay too fem. If someone’s going to be “Storm Stud”…they should have some resemblence to what it means to be a stud!

    Go Adam Housley!!

    Comment by STLGreg — September 12, 2005 @ 3:02 pm - September 12, 2005

  59. Adam,Oh Adam…..

    Comment by julieohjulie — October 15, 2005 @ 2:48 am - October 15, 2005

  60. Where is Sam Champion ? Just his name alone is studly!

    Comment by js barber — October 22, 2005 @ 12:01 am - October 22, 2005

  61. anderson is not like a blowup doll unless he thinks you’re hot, He is not a fem. When not working he doesn’t care about his hair or how is clothes look. The only that wou;d make him un-studly is the fact he is very thin. I’ve ran into him on two occasions so I know what I’m talking.Just one of the boys looking to have a good time when not workin.

    Comment by js barber — October 22, 2005 @ 12:23 am - October 22, 2005

  62. Ohh, Geraldo gets me all hot. I’d like to have a mustache ride courtesy of him.

    Comment by Jesus Christ — January 31, 2006 @ 5:31 pm - January 31, 2006

  63. Rob Marciano all the way!!!!!!!!
    He’s so HOT (!) I barely can stand it!!!!

    Comment by Mike — December 5, 2006 @ 12:33 pm - December 5, 2006

  64. By far my favorite two are
    1. Rob Marciano
    2. Thomas Roberts

    They are just great looking guys!

    Comment by Paul — July 25, 2007 @ 4:12 pm - July 25, 2007

  65. I think Jim Cantore is HOT. Ive always liked him.. he is good “material” while watching the forecast.. if you know what I mean….

    Comment by Josh — December 16, 2007 @ 12:17 am - December 16, 2007

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