Candy Crowley has covered eight presidential elections but she’s still the subject of a lot of banter about her weight, and recently, her weight loss. “It's stunning to me that something I consider so separate and apart from what I do for a living has taken up so much space in some people's thoughts," Crowley told the Los Angeles Times. But as rumors swirled, the CNN reporter stepped forward to deny she had a face-lift, Lap-Band, or gastric bypass surgery. According to Crowley, her weight loss and overall healthier appearance is due to dieting, exercising, and Transcendental Meditation. "I'm lighter now in a lot of ways," said Crowley, who has been at CNN since 1987.