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Stephanie Edwards (television personality)

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Stephanie Edwards
Born
Stephanie Ann Edwards

(1943-11-08) November 8, 1943 (age 77)
OccupationTelevision personality, actress
Spouse(s)Murray MacLeod (June 14, 1975–present)

Stephanie Ann Edwards (born November 8, 1943) is an American television personality and actress.

Career

Born in Kenyon, Minnesota, Edwards began her career as an actress, and became widely known as an on-air personality in the 1970s. She co-hosted ABC-TV's AM America, the forerunner to Good Morning America, jointly with Bill Beutel. (She continued to be with GMA, often substituting for Joan Lunden.) Previously, she had hosted a similar west coast news and talk program in Southern California, AM Los Angeles along with Ralph Story.

Edwards was nominated in 1979 for a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service or Variety Series, for her show Everyday.

She was also the continuing co-host of the Tournament of Roses Parade on Los Angeles television channel KTLA (broadcast widely as a "superstation" across the United States) with former game show host Bob Eubanks from 1978 to 2005, resuming again in 2009. She ended her 35-year career as co-host in 2016.

Tournament of Roses parade

For the 2006 KTLA Rose Parade broadcast, Edwards was replaced (after 28 years) as Eubanks' co-host in the main booth by KTLA morning news co-anchor Michaela Pereira and reassigned as an on-street reporter (having to stand outside in the rain while giving periodic live updates). Although all three were equally billed as co-hosts, the move created a storm of controversy and was seen as insensitive by many of Edwards' fans, as well as by local TV critics.[1][2]

In 2009, Edwards rejoined Eubanks as co-host of the Tournament of Roses Parade coverage on KTLA.[3] On September 25, 2015, Eubanks revealed that the 2016 parade would be their last.[4]

Edwards was also the longtime commercial spokesperson for the California-based supermarket chain Lucky Stores from the mid-1980s until they merged with Albertsons (1998).

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1973 Maurie Carol Alternative title: Big Mo
1980 The Formula Reporter
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1971 Love, American Style 1 episode
1972 Temperatures Rising Reporter 1 episode
1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. Judith Haines 1 episode
The Christmas Visit Alice Johnson Television movie
Match Game 73 Herself 5 episodes
1973–1974 The Girl with Something Extra Angela 10 episodes
1977 Police Story Faye Ludwig 1 episode
1984 The Hoboken Chicken Emergency Newscaster Television movie
1985 Lots of Luck Television movie

Award nominations

Year Award Result Category Series
1979 Daytime Emmy Award Nominated Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service or Variety Series Everyday

References

  1. ^ Mickadeit, Frank - Edwards left in the cold at Rose Parade Orange County Register, January 4, 2006
  2. ^ Roderick, Kevin - Stephanie gets wet LA Observed, January 1, 2006
  3. ^ Braxton, Greg - Roses for KTLA's Stephanie Edwards Los Angeles Times, September 16, 2008
  4. ^ http://ktla.com/2015/09/25/world-exclusive-stephanie-edwards-and-bob-eubanks-make-a-big-announcement-its-just-time/


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