updated 10/03/2012 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/03/2012 AT 7:00 PM ET
Jennifer Livingston can obviously hold her own against bullies, but the TV anchor who stood up to a viewer who criticized her weight, has another person in her corner: her brother, actor Ron Livingston.
“My sister Jennifer … brings an exceptional dedication to her job, her family, and her community, and has been a role model of mine for many, many years,” the actor known for roles in Office Space and Sex and the City said in a statement Wednesday.
The actor goes on to say he’s “extremely proud” of his sibling, who is also an Emmy-winning journalist and mother of three daughters.