If you thought you recognized the face of Jennifer Livingston, the Wisconsin TV news anchor who publicly responded to a viewer criticizing her weight earlier this week, it’s because you probably are familiar with her brother, Ron Livingston.
The “Office Space” and “Game Change” star took the time to stand up for his sister, who has made headlines the past week for rebuking the man who wrote her an email taking issue with her weight. Livingston tells People that he’s “extremely proud” of his sister.
“My sister Jennifer … brings an exceptional dedication to her job, her family, and her community, and has been a role model of mine for many, many years,” he says in a statement.
Jennifer Livingston has won Emmys for her work as a journalist and currently acts as a news anchor at CBS WKBT. On Tuesday, she took the time out of the morning news show to read the letter a viewer sent her and criticize him for his bullying ways.
“You don’t know me. You are not a friend of mine. You are not a part of my family, and you have admitted that you don’t watch this show. So you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside, and I am much more than a number on the scale,” she said.