America’s hottest husband might very well be Fox 45’s Don Hammond.
Hammond, an anchor and reporter for WKEF/ WRGT-TV, is one of “22 sexy finalists” in RedBook magazine’s “America’s Hottest Husband of 2010” contest.
Hammond and the other finalists were chosen by Redbook’s editors Online voting is being conducted to help determine the winner.
The grand prize is a seven-day, six-night all-inclusive stay at St. Jame’s Club in Antigua valued at $7,000.
The winner and runners up that will appear in RedBook’s June “Hot Husbands” issue.
Hammond, an Ohio native, was raised in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas. The 53-year-old has been married four years and has two children and three stepchildren.
Here’s Hammond’s entry from RedBook’s website:
Catherine Morningstar met her husband on television — at the station where she also worked. Don was the TV anchor for the news that Catherine, 47, directed.
She assumed he would be a stereotypically arrogant anchor, but after getting to know him, she was pleasantly surprised to find he had a big heart. Just three months after the pair started dating, Donald was transferred to Washington, DC, yet he returned to Dayton often to visit Catherine.
On these trips, he always helped to take care of the house and cut firewood in the winter.
“Helping out in those ways were his little ‘love notes’ to me,” Catherine says. “I sometimes tear up thinking of all the work he’s done. It really moves me.”
Don and Catherine now work at the same station again, yet are on opposite schedules, so they fit in most of their together time on weekends.
“We like to unwind by going to antique stores and flea markets,” she says.
On Sunday nights, they sit down as a family for movie night. Don is a good role model to Catherine’s kids as well as to his own.
“He’s concerned about every step of what they’re doing,” she says. “We’re making sure they’re starting along the right path so they can be respectable, good, decent adults.”
Catherine acknowledges that the camera loves her husband, but she loves his arms most of all. “I’m a sucker for big, massive muscles,” she says. “They make me feel so protected and safe.”