Brett Shipp Still Looks Good in His Oakleys

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Brett Shipp

We first took note of Brett Shipp’s penchant for reporting from behind his sunglasses in 2011, when we saw the delightful video of John Wiley Price shoving the Channel 8 newsman. We’ve brought up his eyewear a few times since. Last night he was at it again, this time wearing his Oakleys while knocking on someone’s door who didn’t want to talk to him. I am posting this screen grab because the Oakleys situation is important, and you need to be aware of it.


  • zaccrain

    It’s obviously wholly unnecessary for Brett to do this. I mean, it’s not like he’s doing a “gotcha” interview with himself. He has not been caught unaware by the presence of a camera. Unless — and I doubt this — that is his thing. Like he is lulling his subjects into a false sense of confidence. “That looks like that jerk Brett Shipp, but he couldn’t possible be ready to go on camera. I mean, he’s still wearing his sunglasses.” Again, I doubt it. Just a theory.

    Another possible but unlikely theory: he’s blind. I doubt it, because any station manager worth his or her salt would make a fairly big deal about this. “Up next: another hard-hitting story from our AMAZING blind reporter, Brett Shipp.” Not in that exact wording, of course. I’m just giving you the broad strokes.

    Anyway, if he does insist on doing this, he could at least invest in some better sunglasses. I mean, Oakleys with a suit? Sorry, rephrase: Oakleys? Almost anything is better than that. I’m not saying he has to keep up with current trends. But there are many timeless (and affordable) styles out there.

  • Mess Wright

    Not sure what made me laugh harder today, “Brett Shipp Still Looks Good in His Oakleys” or “I mean, Oakleys with a suit? Sorry, rephrase: Oakleys?”

    Thank you both for this!

  • Bill Marvel

    What kind of journalist wears an Oakley?
    Many decades ago in another city far away, I hitched a ride with a colleague after a softball game. We were writers at the same newspaper. On the way home he stopped off, he said, to buy a new briefcase. For the next 45 minutes I watched while he tried out a dozen briefcases, not opening them to check the the quality of the workmanship, the number of pockets, the special features, but posing with them in the three-way mirror, standing this way and that.
    A year or so later, he left the paper and became anchorman for a TV news operation in a major American city. I doubt if he ever appeared on camera with his briefcase. Still, it did look good on him.