Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Anchorman and the Beauty Queen

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Anchorman and the Beauty Queen

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So will this make him Mr. America?

A week from today, WTAE-TV anchor Scott Baker will marry Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999. The two met in the mid-' 90s, well before her Miss America reign. She enrolled in a seminar Baker routinely leads for college students interested in news careers. After being out of contact for several years, Baker saw her on a segment of "Mr. Food," which Channel 4 used to air during the noon news.

He contacted her, and the two started talking "and it grew out of that," Baker said.

Johnson, who used her Miss America platform to educate the public about diabetes, is a Type I diabetic and co-author of "Mr. Food's Quick and Easy Diabetic Cooking" and author of an autobiography, "Living With Diabetes."

"She's mainly a health-care activist," Baker said of his fiancee, who is a former model with a master's degree in journalism from Regent University, Virginia Beach, Va. …

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