Stephanie Edwards (TV personality)

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Stephanie Edwards
Born Stephanie Ann Edwards
(1943-11-08) November 8, 1943 (age 70)
Kenyon, Minnesota
Occupation Actress, 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
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
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[edit]

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

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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