Audra Lowe

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Audra Lowe
Born
Audra Prather
EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. 1993)
University of California, Los Angeles (M.A. 1998)
OccupationTalk show host, journalist, entrepreneur
Home townLos Angeles, California, United States
Spouse(s)Randall Lowe
Websiteaudralowe.com

Audra Lowe (née Prather) is a talk show host, journalist, and entrepreneur. For six seasons, she was the host of The Better Show. In 2012, Lowe became the host of The Broadway Channel.

Early life and education[edit]

Lowe, born Audra Prather, a native of Los Angeles, California, matriculated to the University of California, Santa Barbara.[1][2] While on campus, she worked for the college radio station, KCSB-FM, as a reporter and anchor.[1] She graduated from UC Santa Barbara with two B.A.'s in 1993 for communications and black studies.[3][4] She later attended the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated with an M.A. in 1998.[3][4]

Television career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Lowe's journalism career started after college with KCAL-TV.[5][6] She later joined KADY-TV in Ventura, California as an associate producer.[3] She was noticed by the news director practicing reading scripts after hours and was put on-camera after a regular on-air talent called in sick.[3]

Her television path included stops at KNBC, KABC-TV, ABC Entertainment, KCOP-TV, The Walt Disney Company, KNX, and BET.[5][6]

Lowe joined FOX and served as the host for Fox Sports's FoxWire as well as entertainment-based FoxNOW.[2][3][4][7]

The Better Show[edit]

In 2007, Lowe was named host of The Better Show, a nationally syndicated lifestyle television program produced by the Meredith Corporation.,[2][4][7] for which she relocated to New York. The Better Show launched in 12 markets and saw expansion with Lowe as the host to 180 markets over 80% of the country.[3][4]

In July 2012, Lowe was named one of the Top 10 TV Lifestyle Hosts on Twitter based on her Klout score.[8]

Lowe was replaced by Rebecca Budig as host of The Better Show in September 2013 prior to the start of the show's seventh season.[9]

The Broadway Channel[edit]

In August 2012, Lowe was named host of The Broadway Channel's What's Hot on Broadway feature as well as other events.[10][11]

Entrepreneurship[edit]

Lowe started Lowe Blow Tees, a line of maternity shirts, after getting the idea while pregnant with her daughter.[2][7] She sells the line through her website as well as through eBay.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Lowe married Randall Lowe.[1] She has one daughter.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Where are they..." (PDF). as.ucsb.edu. 2004. p. 25. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Audra Lowe, TV Host, Finds Small Screen Success In New York City". huffingtonpost.com. September 25, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Alleyne, Sonia (November 1, 2012). "More Than Talk". Black Enterprise. New York City. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Audra Lowe". better.tv. Archived from the original on August 6, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Audra Lowe". kpho.com. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Audra Lowe". kptv.com. June 13, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c d Brown, Ann (October 9, 2012). "AUDRA LOWE JUGGLES HIT TALK SHOW, MARRIAGE, MOTHERHOOD & NEW CLOTHING LINE". madamenoire.com. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  8. ^ "Top 10 TV Lifestyle Hosts on Twitter". navigator.cision.com. July 9, 2012. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  9. ^ "Rebecca Budig to co-host 'The Better Show'". upi.com. September 5, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  10. ^ "The BROADWAY CHANNEL® introduces and announces The Better Show's Audra Lowe as host for What's Hot on Broadway and The Broadway Channel's opening night and red carpet coverage". broadwaychannel.com. August 6, 2012. Archived from the original on September 4, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  11. ^ Campbell, Deena (January 10, 2013). "Finest: Audra Lowe". uptownmagazine.com. Retrieved August 26, 2015.

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