Thursday, December 31, 2009

Stephanie Edwards Hosts 2010 Rose Parade

Every year around this time I start noticing lots of hits from folks searching for news on Stephanie Edwards and the KTLA Rose Parade coverage.

For those of you who were wondering: Yes, Stephanie is hosting again this year! She and Bob Eubanks will anchor the parade coverage beginning at 8:00 a.m.

For those who don't have KTLA, the station is streaming the broadcast on the Internet this year.

Happy New Year!

Previous posts: January 2, 2006, January 3, 2006, January 4, 2006, December 29, 2006, January 1, 2007, January 5, 2007, January 1, 2008, September 17, 2008, and January 1, 2009.

8 Comments:

Blogger Irene said...

I knew she was but I'll just add - YES!

My only concern is that I don't think the coverage, camera and sound, was up to KTLA's previous standards last year. I hope it's better in that regard this year.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Tom (Motion Picture Gems) said...

Forgive my ignorance, but who is Stephanie Edwards?

1:44 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hi Tom!

Stephanie Edwards is a longtime Southern California TV personality. "Back in the day" (the 1970s) she cohosted an L.A. morning show with Ralph Story.

A few years ago she was booted from cohosting the Parade, after over a quarter of a century, in favor of a younger woman -- while her male cohost (no spring chicken himself) remained in place. Audiences were upset by the sexism and missed Stephanie; the ratings went down, and KTLA rehired Stephanie last year for a nice sum of money. The saga is chronicled in the links at the bottom of my post -- Stephanie drives a lot of traffic to my blog every year (grin).

Stephanie is also a regular speaker at Southern California churches. Those I know who have met her say she's a wonderful person.

She has a Facebook page but since I'm not on Facebook I can't provide a link.

Hope this clears up the mystery for non-Southern Californians! :)

Best wishes,
Laura

1:59 PM  
Blogger Tom (Motion Picture Gems) said...

That's a great story. Thanks for sharing and clearing this up for me. I thought maybe she was someone related to John Edwards.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Can't be related to John Edwards. She's delightful!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Tom (Motion Picture Gems) said...

*Phew* That's a relief!

11:07 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

Stephanie Edwards is the best. I won't watch any other Parade coverage except hers.

But I just finished watching this year's parade ... what was the comment she made at the end about someone getting fired?

12:30 PM  
Blogger Student Nurse said...

Not sure I get the Stephanie Edwards love fest. This duo is awkward together...Bob Eubanks is a hit but when you have laryngitis you pass on the gig and give it to someone else. It's not all about the money you make. These two are not in sync with the comment, "may I speak now?" Any one else notice this?

12:34 PM  

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