PLAYGIRL Announces Winners of Sexiest Newscaster Election: Voters Jam Email ‘Polls’
Borrowing a page from the Richard Daley School of Political Campaigns, Keith Olbermann has been elected the “Sexiest Newscaster” (Right; and if Olbermann is the “Sexiest Newscaster”, I’m the Queen of England.). Of course, you have to admire a man who actively sought the accolade and aggressively campaigned for it. Now he’s got another bullet point for his resume.
NEW YORK, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ — The results are in and it’s time to set the record straight. Of the 50,000 votes cast in the Playgirl’s “Sexiest Newscaster” election, where readers were asked to vote online for their favorite national newsman — the official winner is MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann. Several news sources had inaccurately reported that a candidate from a rival cable network had actually won when in fact, he came in second. We still love you, Sean Hannity.
Olbermann ran a tough campaign — linking his website to PLAYGIRL’s and urging his viewers to get out the vote. He won with 24%, sweeping both “red” and “blue” states. Hannity of the Fox News Channel has his adoring fans as well, sliding him firmly into second place. CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who was in Baghdad and unable to make those crucial stump speeches, came in a close third. The full election results can be seen in the October issue of PLAYGIRL.
“Voter turn-out was phenomenal,” said Michele Zipp, PLAYGIRL’s Editor-in-Chief. “Our readers jammed our email server extolling the virtues of all those sexy news guys on TV. In the end, it was Keith Olbermann who brought it home. Playgirl will be honored to make a $2,500.00 donation to the charity of his choice.”
There were big some surprises among the top ten. Andy Rooney tied for 5th place with a much younger Bill Hemmer of CNN. Today’s Matt Lauer earned 6th place, ABC’s Peter Jennings scored #7 while NBC’s Tom Brokaw tied for 8th place with his colleague and successor Brian Williams. One smitten Williams devotee wrote Zipp a lengthy email explaining how she willingly bought her own satellite dish just to watch his newscasts! Fox News Channel’s Washington reporter, Brit Hume placed at #9, while NBC’s Lester Holt held slot #10.
Somehow, I imagine Olbermann will manage to find room on his mantle for his new piece of hardware. Congratulations are, of course, in order. There’s only one thing I want to know, though…who the Hell is Lester Holt??