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KTVX-Ch. 4 has announced its new lineup of hosts for its weekday "Good Things Utah" lifestyle show, and one of them is more infamous than famous.
That would be Michelle Money, the Utahn who embarrassed herself on "The Bachelor," "Bachelor Pad" and "Bachelor in Paradise."
And it was not just her on-camera behavior that made headlines. Much to the surprise of the folks at ABC and the show's producers, she gave an interview in which she admitted to an adulterous affair with a member of the Utah Jazz.
Back when she was on "The Bachelor" in early 2011, here's how she came across to yours truly:
"Some Utahns go on reality shows and never get noticed. Such is not the case with Michelle Money, who is making quite a splash on "The Bachelor" for all the wrong reasons.
"Money is this season's contestant-you-love-to hate. She's aggressive, rude, obnoxious and seemingly oblivious to the fact that she's coming across as a bitch.
"Or, perhaps, it's part of her plan to get noticed and further her acting career. How else do you explain the interview she gave to Life & Style magazine in which she claims she had an affair with then-Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer while he was still married?"
"It's sort of sad, actually."
If that sounds harsh, well, I actually toned it down from what it might have been.
Everyone is entitled to reform their image. But trying to do that on "Good Things Utah" is, well, somewhat unusual.
"Joining the GTU team is more than just a new job for me," Money said in a prepared statement. "It's a new platform to share my passion for health, beauty, fashion and community while giving me the opportunity to share my outlook on all the hot topics and local conversations going on. I'm proud to be the newest member of the Good4Utah family."
Alrighty then ...
The addition of Money is just part of a major shake-up on the show, which airs Monday-Friday at 9 a.m. on Ch. 4. In addition to original host Nicea DeGering, Reagan Leadbetter another of the show's original hosts returns after a break to focus on her family. She'll share the job, alternating days with Jessie Miller, a former "Good Things Utah."
Anchor and Meteorologist Glenn Willey continues as the show's announcer.