Video: Sauced Anchor Makes News

By Anna David 12/08/11

A Minnesotan newscaster slurs her way through a report about Santa.

Stensrud seemed "festive." Photo via

Speculation has been surging through the Internet that Mankato, Minn. KEYC-TV reporter Annie Stensrud was drunk during her 10 pm broadcast Sunday night. Of course there are other possible explanations floating around for her "eccentric" delivery—like the idea that she was having a stroke, or suffering from a migraine. Or that she was simply talking like a Minnesotan. One thing’s for sure: Stensrud certainly isn’t the first anchor to have her on-air sobriety questioned

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Anna David is the New York Times-bestselling author of multiple books about overcoming difficulties and coming out on the other side: the novels Party Girl (HarperCollins, 2007) and Bought (HarperCollins, 2009), the non-fiction books Reality Matters (HarperCollins, 2010), Falling for Me (HarperCollins, 2011), By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and True Tales of Lust and Love and the Kindle Singles Animal Attraction (Amazon, 2012) and They Like Me, They Really Like Me (Amazon, 2013). Find Anna on LinkedIn and Twitter.