Channel 2 staffers are buzzing about their new entertainment reporter, Christina McLarty, being the girlfriend of Girls Gone Wild bad-boy Joe Francis. He's been in the news lately for his legal troubles, and they both showed up in this Page Six item where Francis denied being punched in the head by the jealous boyfriend of a girl he was talking to at a club in Miami. McClarty says on her KCBS bio that her favorite interview was Bill Clinton, her dream interview is Bono, her role model is Anderson Cooper and she loves everything about Dallas and that city's sports teams.
Christina joined CBS 2 News as an entertainment reporter in January of 2007.
Previously she served as a lifestyle correspondent for CBS 11 News in Dallas/Fort Worth, covering arts, fashion, food, entertainment and culture. In addition to her CBS 11 News responsibilities, Christina McLarty was the executive producer and host of TXA 21's "Buzzed into DFW" segments which air weekdays during "The Daily Buzz."
Christina joined CBS 11 and TXA 21 from Little Rock, Arkansas, where she was a General Assignment Reporter for KATV. She now lives in Uptown Dallas and loves the urban setting. Christina has an affinity towards the Lone Star State, since both parents attended SMU.
While attending college in New York City, Christina interned for MTV and Senator Hillary Clinton. She also served as Associate Fashion Editor to Gear Magazine and conducted fashion interviews for "Fashion File" on E! Entertainment.
Francis' latest trouble is a charge that he bribed a public servant at the jail in Panama City, Florida, three counts of possessing a controlled substance and five counts of introducing contraband into a detention facility. He reportedly had prescription sleeping pills and cash in his cell and tried to bribe a jail guard to bring him a bottle of water.