Steve Edwards (talk show host)

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Steve Edwards (born Steven Edward Schwartz on August 23, 1948 in New York City) is an American television personality on Los Angeles, California, morning shows, including AM Los Angeles, Two on The Town, and Good Day L.A.. From 2001-2005, he hosted GDLA's nationally-syndicated companion show, Good Day Live, which aired on many Fox-owned and affiliated stations.

Biography[edit]

Edwards began his broadcasting career after graduating from the University of Miami (earning a degree in history) and attending the University of Houston (unfinished work on a master's degree in clinical psychology). His first broadcasting job was in the late 1960s with KMSC radio station in Clear Lake City, Texas. He moved up to Houston, Texas, radio station KTRH, where he hosted a nighttime call-in show. While in Houston, he also worked at CBS television affiliate KHOU-TV, where he was a news anchor and hosted shows. In the mid-1970s, he worked at WLS-TV in Chicago, Illinois, as host of AM Chicago and Friday Night with Steve Edwards. In 1978, Edwards moved to Los Angeles, California, where he worked at CBS-owned KNXT (later KCBS-TV), in which he hosted infotainment programs such as Two On The Town with Connie Chung and later Melody Rogers, and his own self-titled talk show. While at the station, he served as its entertainment editor and as a weatherman. He also worked on The Baxters, an experimental sitcom produced by Norman Lear, and was lead host on the variety show On Stage America.

He did Entertainment Tonight for one season, and moved to KABC-TV in 1984. At KABC, he hosted A.M. Los Angeles, first with Cristina Ferrare followed by Tawny Little, along with Hollywood Closeup and an afternoon show, 3:30.

Through these years he was a talk radio host for KABC with both the Steve Edwards Show and Sports Talk. Edwards got back into local television in 1993, when he began hosting Live in L.A., an infotainment program on KCAL-TV Channel 9. Edwards became an anchor and host of KTTV's Good Day L.A. in 1995. Currently Steve continues to co-host GDLA and co-anchoring Fox 11 News at Noon together with Maria Sansone. Through the years Edwards has been the host of many unsold pilots including game shows, variety shows talk shows.[citation needed]

Awards and honors[edit]

He has won several Emmy Awards and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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