Anna Benson Reality Show?

BENSON’S WIFE MAY HOST REALITY SHOW (New York Post)

Anna Benson, wife of Mets’ pitcher Kris Benson, is in discussions to do a reality series on VH-1, NYP TV Sports has learned. While both Anna’s agent and a VH-1 spokesperson confirmed the talks, no deal is finalized yet. The agent said other networks are interested, but wouldn’t divulge which ones. Anna recently produced some headlines by going on the Howard Stern show and saying that if Kris were to cheat on her she would sleep with Met players and team officials. These and other outrageous comments have garnered her attention that may now lead to her own show.

Her agent, Jon Orlando, thinks that her words sometimes overshadow her charitable actions. “She almost sees herself as Howard Stern with Oprah’s heart,” said the agent.

Orlando, who is the son of singer Tony Orlando, said filming would likely start in Port St. Lucie at the beginning of spring training. He said Kris would be involved, but that the show would not be a distraction. “Anna would never do anything that would interfere with Kris, the Mets or major league baseball,” Orlando said.

Right.

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