Nina Radetich, a news anchor for ABC-affiliate KTNV in Las Vegas was caught by the Las Vegas Sun offering PR-services to TireWorks, a local auto-repair chain that is currently being investigated by KTNV for “ripping off consumers.”
The additional details: Radetich pitched services from her own boyfriend, Jack Finn, “a special projects manager at NV Energy and former spokesman for Sen. John Ensign and former Gov. Kenny Guinn,” who does consulting work on the side, according to the Sun.
Has the station fired Radetich for her actions? No. KTNV Vice President and General Manager Jim Prather called it a “lapse of judgement,” and said, “Upon review, it has absolutely no impact nor will it have any impact on our news gathering in the Tire Works investigation.” Needless to say, Vegas doesn’t have the cleanest reputation, but this news is scandalous even for the city’s standards. The Sun story has more than 150 comments as of today.