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Lu Parker, you need to have lunch with Mirthala Salinas

June 2, 2009 | 11:33 am

L.A. mayor is dating local newscaster

Steve Lopez

Steve Lopez has some advice for Lu Parker, the KTLA news anchor dating Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa:

I don't know Parker, although we work for the same rascals, but I would strongly urge her to call Mirthala Salinas for some quick counsel. After the mayor was done with Salinas, she ended up in the Riverside bureau and he ended up talking about a run for governor, so the mayor may not understand the concept of equity in a relationship.

As far as I know, KTLA does not have a Riverside bureau, so there are not a lot of safe landing spots for Parker should she and the mayor break up, although with a Miss USA title after her name, she could probably catch on at one of the dancing or singing shows as a judge.

As for KTLA, General Manager Don Corsini told The Times, "As far as I'm concerned, it's a personal matter."

Read the full column here.