Office Space Star Ron Livingston Says He's 'Extremely Proud' of Outspoken News Anchor Sister

Actor Ron Livingston, best remembered for his roles as Peter Gibbons in Mike Judge's cult comedy Office Space and terrible breaker-upper Jack Berger in Sex in the City, finally weighed in yesterday on the ongoing saga of his local news anchor sister's very public smackdown of a viewer who said her size made her a poor role model for kids.

"My sister Jennifer is an Emmy winning journalist and mother of three amazing girls," Livingston said in a statement released last night. "She brings an exceptional dedication to her job, her family, and her community, and has been a role model of mine for many, many years. I'm extremely proud of her."

Jennifer Livingston, a reporter/anchor for La Crosse, Wisconsin's WKBT News 8, made news herself earlier this week when she responded on the air to a letter sent in by personal injury lawyer and "fitness guru" Kenneth Krause.

"You know nothing about me but what you see on the outside, and I am much more than a number on a scale," Livingston scolded, before turning to the station's younger audience and urging them "not let your self-worth be defined by bullies."

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