Kirsten Gum is the new host of the Travel Channel’s “Cash and Treasures”. The show’s second season premiered tonight, December 4, at 9 pm EST.
As a biography, Kirsten Gum was born in Alaska, but currently lives in Los Angeles. Kirsten began her broadcasting career at age 23 in Jefferson City, Missouri. She quickly moved up the ranks, stopping briefly in North Carolina to be named the sexiest woman in Charlotte … twice.
In 2003, Gum was a part of the Outdoor Life Network’s Tour de France coverage team. A cyclist herself, Kirsten completed the “Beast of the East” in October 2005, a 400-mile adventure race in Virginia. Her team’s second place finish earned her spot in the 450-mile Expedition Adventure Race in Moab, Utah.
Gum has also performed sportscasting duties for Nascar, ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games, the PBR World Championships, World Cup Skiing, and the Dakar Rally, a 3-week off-road race through Africa.
All of these experiences have certainly helped prepare Kirsten for her hosting duties on “Cash and Treasures”. On the show, Kirsten takes viewers to publicly accessible locations to search for valuables like lost relics and buried jewels.
Despite her latest hosting gig, Kirsten gained the most attention on her stint with the Tour de France, with speculators discussing everything from her breast size to her boyfriend status. Some viewers thought the telecaster had had some “work” done to her chest size, while others assumed it was only related to weight gain. Real or not, the viewers love her, with one commenting,
“saying she is very pretty is like saying the sears tower is a tall building.”
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