When Philadelphia newscaster Alycia Lane was arrested for punching a cop, it raised important questions here at Asylum regarding the state of journalism. Are semi-literate people qualified to read the news? Why are they paid so much more than we are? Are they all this hot?

After an in-depth analysis, our results have proven that, yes, female news announcers are notably more caliente than the average person who merely reads the news.

In search of our next of Pulitzer Prize, we combed through a shocking number of provocative quizzes, hilarious YouTube clips, and creepy stalker-esque websites to bring to you some of the most beautiful women who've ever read copy from a teleprompter.

UPDATE: We heard your suggestions and created a Readers' Choice Edition of the Hottest Newscasters. Vote for your favorite.