Lu Parker switches jobs

Mayor Villaraigosa's gal pal (at least the last we checked) is now a field reporter for KTLA, moving from the weekend anchor/general assignment slot. KTLA News Director Jason Ball tells the LAT that Parker's move had nothing to do with her relationship with the mayor. Parker, a former Miss USA, is described on her Web site as an Emmy-winning journalist - the same Web site that has her pictured in a bikini.

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