It is patriarchal, demeaning, offensive, and actually damaging to the public discourse to comment on the attractiveness of female newsmakers and reporters. It is a manner of trying to claim that women exist only in a narrow area, that their role in the actual running of the country, and their participation in the public sphere, is irrelevant, and that women are supposed to merely be decorative and not functional.
That said . . . Brooke Gladstone is HAWT.
Edited to Add: It was pointed out that I really DO need to add some editorial balance here. So let me just make the further comment that her co-host Bob Garfield is ALSO really hot. He's got a sort of bear thing going that really works.