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CBS affiliate hires WWE bikini babe as anchor

With Katie Couric’s ratings in the dumps, I hope her bosses don’t get any ideas like this, at KYTX.

CBS affiliate will premier its latest news anchor next week — Lauren Jones, an actress, bikini model and former World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler with no journalism training or experience.

While Hurley admits his decision to hire Jones will attract criticism, he sees it as a smart business move.

“We think this will accelerate our growth and that people will see this as entrepreneurial,” he told the Longview, Texas, News-Journal.

It’s bad enough that people already think TV news is lightweight, this doesn’t help matters. Let’s hope Ms. Jones can at least read a teleprompter.

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