Last year’s ‘Babe Bracket’ runner-up hopes to end contest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP)   A TV journalist from Arkansas who was the runner-up in a radio station's "Babe Bracket" last year started a protest that has caught the eye of female reporters nationwide.

Winnie Wright of KTHV in Little Rock began tweeting with the hashtag "#morethanababe" on Thursday. She listed her professional accomplishments and also noted that she has been cat-called while trying to do her job.

Female journalists in television markets large and small weighed in with their support, with some sharing their own stories.

Each March, KABZ in Little Rock places 16 local female journalists in a tournament-style contest and has listeners vote on their favorites. Many say the contest objectifies women.

The radio show's hosts intend to keep the contest going, and say they agree the journalists are more than just attractive women.

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