Catherine Bosley

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Catherine Bosley (born March 3, 1967 in Ashtabula, Ohio) is a television news anchorwoman, currently serving as co-anchor of the morning and noon newscasts of CBS affiliate WOIO channel 19 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Background and career[edit]

Bosley was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, and graduated from Harbor High School, near Painesville, in 1985. She began working at age 17 at the local Hills Department Store as a cashier, staying there through her first year of college at Kent State University's Ashtabula Campus. She then went on to finish her degree in Telecommunications at the Main KSU campus while working at a sports store and at WKSU-FM public radio as a newsroom assistant and a receptionist. She also worked at the student television station TV2.

After her 1989 cum laude graduation from Kent State, Bosley took a job reading the news on Sundays at a small radio station in Geneva, WDON. She got her first TV job in Erie, Pennsylvania at WICU-TV, where she had interned the summer before. Her next stop was WETM-TV in Elmira, New York where she anchored, produced and reported. Then WROC-TV in Rochester, New York, where she worked for more than a year as a reporter and producer. Bosley then became a full-time night-side crime reporter and back-up anchor at WKBN-TV in Youngstown, Ohio.[1] In 2001, she was named morning show co-anchor at WKBN and noon show anchor was added to her responsibilities in 2003.

In September 2004, Bosley became co-host of a morning drive time show on WYFM in Youngstown. Bosley would then join WOIO-TV in Cleveland, Ohio in April 2005, where she remains to this day.[2]

Controversy[edit]

While still an anchor at WKBN in 2003, Bosley made national news by entering a wet T-shirt contest at a bar in Key West, during which she stripped and appeared fully nude. After footage of the competition was broadcast on the Internet, as well as on a local television station, Bosley would resign from WKBN.[3][4]

After Hustler magazine had published photos of the Key West event, Bosley sued the Larry Flynt owned publication claiming copyright infringement, because she had purchased the rights to the photographs before the scandal broke. Hustler published the photos, claiming a fair use exception. The judge rejected the fair use argument and Hustler also lost on appeal.[5]

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