She's America's favorite New Year's Day date. Best known for her expert co-hosting of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade on KTLA, and for being the longtime spokesperson for Lucky supermarkets, Stephanie Edwards is a bonafide broadcasting legend. Hear about her childhood in Minnesota and her Hollywood dreams. Learn about how she got her start in broadcasting on Ralph Story's Los Angeles and then AM America, an early competitor to NBC's Today Show. (Enjoy this clip of Stephanie interviewing the Jackson 5 in 1971.) Hear her stories of a long career in Hollywood, including a funny behind-the-scenes moment with Rose Marie and Charo at The Hollywood Squares. (For the record, Stephanie has the best legs of the three!) You'll find out how she came to host the annual parade in Pasadena and why she feels it is an important American tradition. And yes, we talk about that rainy day in 2006 when she was relegated to doing color commentary down on the street instead of co-hosting the parade with Bob Eubanks up in the booth, and about how her many fans in Southern California helped her get the gig back in 2008. She also talks about that viral "cheap joke" that ended up on Jon Stewart and other late-night shows. Of course, Stephanie also shares how her deep faith has guided her life and how she shares that faith with others. Sit back and enjoy our wonderful friend, Stephanie Edwards.
Link to information about Faithlift 2013 featuring Stephanie Edwards on March 16, 2013.
Brian, Stephanie & Danielle