Steve Edwards (talk show host)

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Steve Edwards (born Steven Edward Schwartz on August 23, 1948 in New York City) is a former American television personality on Los Angeles, California, morning shows, including AM Los Angeles, Two on The Town, and Good Day L.A.. From 2001-05, 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 in the Houston suburb of Clear Lake City, Texas. He later moved to 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 ABC-owned WLS-TV in Chicago as host of AM Chicago and Friday Night with Steve Edwards.

In 1978, Edwards moved to Los Angeles, where he worked at CBS-owned KNXT (later KCBS-TV), in which he hosted daily half hour magazine style 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.

Edwards appeared as a correspondent Entertainment Tonight for one season, and moved to KABC-TV in 1984. At KABC-TV, he hosted A.M. Los Angeles, first with Cristina Ferrare followed by Tawny Little, along with Hollywood Closeup and an afternoon show, 3:30. Edwards also hosted talk radio programs for then -sister station KABC, with both the Steve Edwards Show and Sports Talk.

Edwards returned to local television in 1993, when he began hosting Live in L.A., an infotainment program on KCAL-TV, before becoming an anchor and host of Fox-owned KTTV's Good Day L.A. in 1995.

Through the years Edwards has been the host of many unsold pilots including game shows, variety shows and talk shows; for instance, he hosted a 1990 pilot of a potential syndication run of the mid-80s NBC game show Scrabble which was not picked up.

Edwards left Good Day L.A. on December 11, 2017 during the height of the #MeToo movement.[1]

Dismissal[edit]

KTTV announced on December 11, 2017 that Edwards "is no longer employed" by the station amid sexual harassment allegations.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Edwards has received the Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Braxton, Greg. "Veteran newsman Steve Edwards leaves 'Good Day L.A.' – Los Angeles Times". latimes.com.
  2. ^ Jennifer Smith (December 12, 2017). "Emmy-winning L.A. Fox anchor is fired 'amid accusations of sexual harassment'". Daily Mail. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  3. ^ Cichocki, Joanna; McGee, Lauren (June 23, 2010). "Steve Edwards to Receive L.A. Area Governors' Award". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "Steve Edwards". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved January 22, 2018.

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