Democrat Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, has once again been found dating a reporter who is covering him.
Villaraigosa was photographed June 1 shopping with KLTA reporter Lu Parker. He hasn’t confirmed his relationship, but KTLA has.
Station manager Don Corsini said, “There is no concern as to the ethics whatsoever,” but news director Jason Ball said that Parker will no longer be covering local news.
This is Villaraigosa’s second affair with a reporter in three years. In 2007, he dated Los Angeles Telemundo reporter Mirthala Salinas. Villaraigosa is married but is separated from his wife, Corina, and is in the process of being divorced.
He sounds like just the man California needs as governor now. He, along with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Jerry Brown, both of whom have already announced their intentions to run, are seen as the top contenders for the previously desirable position. He has not announced whether he will run yet.
Parker won the Miss USA Pageant in 1994 and has made appearances on TV shows including Bones and Monk.