Leeann Tweeden, who said Sen. Al Franken kissed and groped her without her consent on a USO tour in 2006, is a news anchor for the morning show on KABC-AM radio in Los Angeles.
She started out in the 1990s as a model, appearing in magazines such as Maxim, FHM and Playboy.
From 2002 to 2007, she was a regular cast member on Fox Sports Net’s “Best Damn Sports Show Period,” hosted by comedian Tom Arnold.
Later, she hosted late-night poker shows on NBC and an Ultimate Fighting Championship show on Fox Sports 1. She has appeared as a regular guest on “Dr. Drew” on HLN and “Hannity” on Fox News.
According to her Facebook page, she’s done 16 USO tours, including to Iraq and Afghanistan. Her husband serves in the California Air National Guard, and her father was an Air Force mechanic who served in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
Tweeden, 44, grew up in Virginia. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
On Thursday, she said she accepts Franken’s apology and is not calling for Franken to step down.