Kim Kardashian and Greta Van Susteren

Greta Van Susteren, right, pictured with Kim Kardashian, favors black blazers and crisp white button-down shirts. (Washington Post / Getty Images / May 1, 2010)

Armed with poise, focus and information, these notable news anchors are most memorable for their reporting skills and wit. But each also possesses a certain style hallmark that has garnered attention from audiences and that adds to her overall image.

Ann Curry

NBC's raven-haired"Today" co-anchor has recently been trying out fashion's big color-blocking trend. The bold pops of color, not a traditional choice for an on-camera newsperson, show well on camera and help viewers start the morning on a bright note.

Robin Roberts

While many news anchors steer clear of hefty accessories, Roberts wears them with ease. She dons layered necklaces and drop earrings atABC's"Good Morning America"desk as well as when she's reporting from the red carpet. Rather than overwhelming her toned frame, the pieces accentuate her cropped hair and graceful neck.

Mika Brzezinski

A news anchor's legs are usually covered by what's called a "modesty panel" attached to most news desks. ButMSNBC's"Morning Joe" co-host Brzezinksi's gams have garnered quite a bit of attention anyway, thanks to her slightly above-the-knee shift dresses that showcase her well-toned stems.

Diane Sawyer

The news veteran and anchor of ABC's flagship nightly "World News" has always had a refined elegance, favoring easy, solid separates, soft-shouldered blazers and blouses. But it's the subtle pop of the turned-up collar on the tailored button-down shirts Sawyer often wears that adds an extra touch of style and confidence.

Greta Van Susteren

Sticking to a straightforward style, the host of Fox News' "On the Record With Greta Van Susteren" is known for sporting boxy black blazers and crisp white button-down shirts, for a no-fuss, no-nonsense look.

Rachel Maddow

The host of an eponymous show on MSNBC, Maddow has a casual, boyish style often punctuated by a pair of hefty black eyeglasses that have become a signature of her look, along with her head of closely cropped hair.

melissa.magsaysay@latimes.com