She's No. 1, but most Americans are probably not familiar with Maxim magazine's top pick for its list of "TV's Sexiest News Anchors." According to the magazine, Melissa Theuriau, an anchor for the French TV newsmagazine "Forbidden Zone," is the hottest anchor in TV news.
Stephen Colbert arrives at a dinner to celebrate Time 100, Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world, in New York on May 8, 2006. Colbert, the 42-year-old anchor of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," placed second on the list of "TV's Sexiest News Anchors," posted on Maxim magazine's Web site. He is the only male on the list.
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Kiran Chetry of the Fox News Channel placed third on the list of "TV's Sexiest News Anchors" as complied by the editors at Maxim.
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ESPN sideline reporter Suzy Kolber reports during the NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium in Houston in September 2002. Kolber placed fourth on Maxim's top 10 list of "TV's Sexiest News Anchors."
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Melissa Stark, an anchor and national correspondent for NBC and MSNBC, came in fifth on Maxim's list. The former lead sideline reporter for ABC Sports' "Monday Night Football" is shown interviewing Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens after the Monday Night game on Sept. 30, 2002 in Baltimore.
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Television personality Bobbie Thomas, No. 6 on the Maxim magazine poll, sits in the front row at the Morphine Generation Fall 2006 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif., on March 20, 2006.
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On the list at No. 7 is Sharon Tay, the former host of "MSNBC at the Movies." Tay poses at the show's launch party at The Hit Factory in New York on Jan. 28, 2005.
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Another former sideline reporter for ABC's "Monday Night Football" made Maxim's top 10 list. Lisa Guerrero, shown reporting from the field during the Hall of Fame Game between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 4, 2003, is currently a correspondent for "Inside Edition" and host of VH1's "World Series of Pop Culture."
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Atlanta-based anchor Linda Stouffer came in at No. 9 on Maxim's list of "TV's Sexiest News Anchors" from around the world. Stouffer, of CNN's Headline News, is married to CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann.
CBS News chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan shown hard at work on Sept. 20, 2006, rounds out Maxim magazine's top 10 list of "TV's Sexiest News Anchors." Logan's bold reporting from war zones over the past 15 years has earned her a prominent spot among the world's foreign correspondents.