Nihon Television's Yukari Nishio has been voted the “best female announcer” in ranking site Oricon Style's seventh annual poll for that category. She is the first not employed by Fuji Television to take the top spot in the poll's history.
A 2001 graduate of Tokyo Women's Christian College, Nishio, 33, hosts a variety of programs on the NTV network, including “Zoom in! Super” and “Sekai Marumie.” In choosing Nishio, poll participants cited her breezy style and solid commentary.
Nishio married a former commercial planner in September and there was some rumor that she would be next in a spate of departures from NTV.
Fuji TV's Minako Nakano ranked number two. Female respondents said they felt she had grown into a woman since her recent marriage.© Compiled from news reports