Dan Salamone, an executive producer on Good Day Chicagotold female reporters they would “look a lot better without hats,” and recommended they go without them while reporting live outdoors. Even mentioning this would be bad enough, but Salamone made the genius move of putting it in an email.

He did not make the same request of male reporters. This would be outrageous in any city, but it is absurd to do it in Chicago, which resembles Antarctica during the winter. Besides, TV news reporters screw up enough on their own making hilarious bloopers. The last thing a reporter needs is to hurry through a live report because their ears are about to be frozen.

Sources: Chicago Tribune