According to this article in the Boston Globe, it seems I am of a dying breed. Here’s an interesting excerpt.
…young men may be backing away from the profession as opportunities shrink and women are promoted more quickly. “It’s faster for [women] to move up the food chain,” said Bob Papper, head of the journalism department at Hofstra University, where he studies newsroom trends. “It takes longer for men to get on the air at a decent size station.”
Some station managers also think they can increase their ratings by putting attractive young women in the anchor chairs, Papper said. “In television, what you look like matters, and that is true for both men and women,” he said. “Young women can look more mature than men of the same age. The fact is that the average woman coming out of school, if you dress her up and put makeup on, she looks like an adult. The average guy coming out of school looks like he’s coming out of puberty. It’s not discrimination. It’s biology.” (Boston Globe)
Ah! So it’s not reverse reverse discrimination. It’s biology. But to maximize the biology, you need chemistry. And that is TV science.