Stephanie Edwards (TV personality)

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Stephanie Edwards
BornStephanie Ann Edwards
(1943-11-08) November 8, 1943 (age 70)
Kenyon, Minnesota
OccupationActress, television personality
Spouse(s)Murray MacLeod (June 14, 1975 - present)
 
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Stephanie Edwards
BornStephanie Ann Edwards
(1943-11-08) November 8, 1943 (age 70)
Kenyon, Minnesota
OccupationActress, television personality
Spouse(s)Murray MacLeod (June 14, 1975 - present)

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

Career[edit]

Born in Kenyon, Minnesota, Edwards began her career as an actress, but became widely known as an on-air personality in the 1970s. She co-hosted ABC-TV's AM America jointly with Bill Beutel, the forerunner to Good Morning America. Previously, she had hosted a similar west coast news and talk program in Southern California named AM Los Angeles along with Ralph Story. She is also the continuing co-host of the Tournament of Roses Parade on Los Angeles television channel KTLA (broadcast widely as a "superstation" across the US) with former game show host Bob Eubanks from 1978 to 2005, resuming again in 2009.

Tournament of Roses parade[edit]

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]

On September 15, 2008, KTLA announced that Edwards would rejoin Eubanks to co-host the 2009 Tournament of Roses Parade coverage on KTLA.[3]

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[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1973MaurieCarolAlternative title: Big Mo
1980The FormulaReporter
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1971Love, American Style1 episode
1972Temperatures RisingReporter1 episode
1973Marcus Welby, M.D.Judith Haines1 episode
The Christmas VisitAlice JohnsonTelevision movie
1973–1974The Girl with Something ExtraAngela10 episodes
1977Police StoryFaye Ludwig1 episode
1984The Hoboken Chicken EmergencyNewscasterTelevision movie
1985Lots of LuckTelevision movie

Award nominations[edit]

YearAwardResultCategorySeries
1979Daytime Emmy AwardNominatedOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service or Variety SeriesEveryday

References[edit]

  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

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