KTVU Anchor Frank Somerville got a hair transplant and he doesn't care who knows about it.
Writing for SFGate, Somerville shares a few recent comments he got and one was about his hair plugs.
Somerville writes, one of the strange things about working in television is that you have to be able to deal with criticism.
Case in point what someone wrote about me today:
"Frank Somerville: pompous with hair plugs and whose ego has shot through the roof."
Normally I wouldn't respond. But I'm making an exception today because I was just so surprised that someone would think that.
First of all, I've been very open about the fact that I got hair transplants. It was never something I tried to hide. In fact it was some of the best money I ever spent.
Pompous and egotistical?
Those are two words that just aren't in my vocabulary.
If I really was pompous and egotistical I would be embarrassed. I have no patience for people like that.
There was one response to what was written about me and it wasn't complimentary either.
Here's what they said:
"Frank Somerville: Nice guy, but he really doesn't have a lot to say.
I worked with him and he's pleasant but not the most insightful or deep guy in the world.
He's a personable, handsome jock who got a job in TV because he was purdy—think William Hurt in Broadcast News."
I have no idea who this person is or when they worked with me. All I can say is this - I didn't get into this business because I wanted to be on TV. I got into this business because I care. Period. And I'd like to think that anyone who reads my posts will realize that I actually have "a lot to say" and that I am a "deep guy."
The bottom line is this. People are going to see what they want to see. Lets face it. There is a stereotype about TV anchors. I get that. But at the end the day I know who I am. I'm I guy who works in television because I want to help people. And I'm a dad who loves his family.