Backstage Confessions From 'GMA's' Wardrobe Supervisor

ByABC News via logo
January 17, 2006, 10:29 AM

Jan. 18, 2006 — -- All this week, "Good Morning America" takes you behind the scenes to show you just what goes in to making the show every day. Today takes you in to the dressing room, where wardrobe supervisor Evelyn Mason makes sure the anchors look their best before they appear live on national television every morning.

Name: Evelyn Mason

Position: Wardrobe supervisor What goes in to getting the cast ready for the show every morning?

Evelyn: Robin comes in with one outfit, and I do all her alterations. With Charlie and our other male anchors, I just steam them out. Very rarely do they have issues. Once in a while a button will fall off Charlie's coat, but that's it. With Diane, it's a collaborative effort. I may ask, Is this a serious news day, or is it a day in the park with the music on the Friday? -- which means it's more of a fun kind of a thing. Do you have to make sure all the anchors match?

Evelyn: I steam whatever Robin's wearing, and I'll take it to Diane so she can see the color. She'll either attach herself to the color or stay away from it. She'll take one look, and that's it. Where does Robin get all her funky necklaces?

Evelyn: People send her all the necklaces. She's so good about wearing them so people can see that she appreciates them. Robin will come into Diane's room in the morning and borrow earrings to match the necklaces. Is there anything you don't like about your job?

Evelyn: This job is a great job. The only thing wrong with it is that you have to get up at 3 a.m. What gets you out of bed before dawn every morning?

Evelyn: I know when I get here I'm looking at Diane Sawyer, and that makes all the difference, because she is just so giving and so gracious. She has a very funny streak. She has a sense of whimsy that's very, very good, that makes it so much easier to function at this time of the morning.