Tom's quick Gawker post about Brian Stelter and @TheOmbudsman's thread, reminded me of one of his former girlfriends. I'm sure anyone who had CNN Pipeline remembers Nicole Lapin as the anchor with the hair, then after it was shuttered, she moved on to other CNN properties and later anchored on CNBC.

Now, she mostly works through her own production company and appears as a "Financial Expert" in an Allstate ad that my wife absolutely hates.

Throughout the thing, the wife character is standing there in frumpy clothes, making a few faces and never saying a word. My wife says it makes the mother look like a lump.