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WKBT news anchor Jennifer Livingston responds to viewer email attacking her weight

3:03 PM, Oct 2, 2012   |    comments
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LA CROSSE, Wis. -- A morning news anchor for a Wisconsin TV station turned a personal attack on her weight into a positive, anti-bullying message.

Jennifer Livingston, an anchor for the CBS affiliate WKBT News 8, took several minutes Tuesday morning to address a viewer email that called it a "community responsibility" for her to not be overweight.

Livingston, noting that October is National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month, called out the viewer's personal attack and encouraged families to speak out against any form of bullying.

"To all of the children out there who feel lost, who are struggling with your weight, with the color of your skin, your sexual preference, your disability, even the acne on your face, listen to me right now," Livingston said. "Do not let your self-worth be defined by bullies. Learn from my experience, that the cruel words of one are nothing compared to the shouts of many."


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