Monday, October 8, 2012

Former WOIO 19 Action News Anchor in Cleveland Sharon Reed lands new anchor job, her lawyer says rumors about LeBron James fathering her baby are false, had threatened to sue on her behalf, Reed is famous for posing nude for Spenser Tunick's nude group photo shoot



Sharon Reed

By Kathy Wray Coleman, Executive Publisher, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's most read online Black and urban newspaper (www.clevelandurbannews.com)

CLEVELAND,Ohio- Former WOIO 19 Action News Anchor Sharon Reed, whose contract with the Cleveland television news station was non-renewed last year, has joined KNOV Channel 4 in St Louis, Mo. as a news anchor.  
Reed will co-anchor the 4 and 10 pm news with Larry Connors and anchor along side of Jasmine Huda at 5 pm, station officials said.

Like 19 Action News, KNOV Channel 4 is also a CBS affiliate.

This summer rumors circulated the Internet linking Reed's  pregnancy, the non-renewal of her contract with 19 Action News,  and her subsequent new born baby to NBA basketball star and Miami Heat star player LeBron James, coupled with claims that she was living in Miami, Fl.  Her lawyer quickly denied the rumors and threatened to sue.

James, 27 and a native of Akron, Oh., played for the Cleveland Cavaliers before leaving the team amid a fallout with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert in 2010. He is at least 15 years younger than Reed, whose low cut blouses and sex appeal drew both men and women to watch her as an anchor.

Reed had covered the Cavaliers games during James' tenure  with the team, which prompted the rumors that James is her baby's daddy.

.19 Action News Director Dan Salamone told Cleveland Urban News.Com earlier this year that Reed's contract had not been renewed but would not comment further on whether Reed's contract was non-renewed for allegedly breaking the morals clause of her contract by allegedly fraternizing with James.

Both Reed and James are single, though James has two out-of-wedlock children with high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson. 
Now a single mother, Reed, who is Black and holds and a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at the prestigious Northwestern University, made national news  in 2004, including an appearance on the David Letterman Show, when she was featured on a 19 Action News segment posing nude for Spenser Tunick's nude group photo shoot.

After leaving the Cavaliers, James this year led the Miami Heat to its second NBA Championship title against the Oklahoma City Thunder and was also awarded the Most Valuable Player Award for the championship series. 

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