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Dancing news anchor now also dances to 'Shake It Off' and James Brown

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Taylor Swift Dance

A West Virginia news anchor really loves Taylor Swift. Or he really wants to be the star of a viral video. Or both. (Probably both. Everyone loves Taylor Swift.)

Dan Thorn posted a series of videos showing off his dancing and lip syncing skills. In two, including “Shake It Off,” his co-anchor sits next to him, declining to participate, fixing her hair at times. I, personally, find it difficult to believe that someone could resist the power of “Shake It Off,” but this woman is stoic.

Earlier this week, a video of Thorn dancing to T.I.’s “Where They At Doe” made the rounds; in the clip, Thorn steals his co-anchor’s tablet for some of his moves while she checks her computer. “I can’t dance on camera,” she says.

In a third, scored to James Brown, he makes use of an accessible green screen.

Okay, Dan, you win. Here are your 15 minutes.