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What’s Next After TV News Reporting? Reality Dating Shows, Of Course

From News to Reality:  Houston's Cynthia Hunt

From News to Reality: Houston's Cynthia Hunt

Hey, I’m no purist.  I’ve got bills to pay.  After I walked away from my Miami reporting gig, as I’ve shared here, I tried a bunch of things to bring home the proverbial bacon.

Just the other day, I found myself back at the anchor desk, which felt familiar, but I was in a warehouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and I was being attacked by zombies.  That was pretty different. (Watch CollegeHumor.com for that one soon)

So I’m hardly one to judge at the news former Houston reporter Cynthia Hunt will be back on the air in Texas this week–as a contestant on the reality dating show “Holidate,” which, according to the Houston Chronicle‘s Lana Berkowitz, is a new show that takes women from different cities and swaps them, letting each test the other’s dating pool for a match.

Hunt, a former KTRK and KPRC reporter, told the Chron “I came to Houston and started reporting at Channel 13, I was the youngest reporter on the air at 25. Now I’m 38! I can’t believe I’m still single.”

In a promo for the SoapNet show, Cynthia is a little more pithy: “There’s been no sex in this city for a while,” she says.

Now from what I’ve learned of dating and marriage via reality television, this is an excellent path to a lasting, loving relationship.  And a paycheck.

Good luck, Cynthia.

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