Naked newsreader debuts on Web

By Editors

Originally published on April 17 2001 12:00 AM ET

Popular Web site has hired its first male newsreader, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Since the debut of the Webcast in late 1999, during which the daily news is delivered in deadpan fashion while the reader bares all, four women have been hired. Lucas Tyler, 33, of Montreal, is the first male. His background is in banking, not journalism, but he claims now to be “up on most world events.” Lucas admits, “Getting naked was disconcerting at first. But the atmosphere was so professional that I quickly forgot that I was undressed.”