This week, the 27-year-old case of Joseph Wetterling’s disappearance came to a close when a man admitted to abducting and killing the son of beloved news anchor Patty Wetterling. It was a mystery that had gripped Minnesota for over two decades.
While reporting the emotional ending to the Wetterling case Tuesday morning, journalist Jana Shortal came under fire for…her outfit. The reporter for KARE11 in Minneapolis was wearing a blouse and blazer over jeans, or as Star Tribune columnist C.J. wrote, “She looked great from the waist up in a polka-dot shirt and cool blazer, but the skinny jeans did not work.”
C.J. further criticized Shortal for trying to look “hip” while reporting on a serious news story, and even called her out on Twitter.
. @DishCentral IDK what my clothing has to do with covering the tragedy of Jacob's death. My only 'wish' on Tuesday was for Jacob's family.
— janashortal (@janashortal) September 7, 2016
Shortal fired back, though, and called C.J. a bully on Facebook.