Steve Edwards (talk show host)


Steve Edwards (talk show host)

Steve Edwards (born Steven Edward Schwartz in New York City) is a Los Angeles-based broadcast personality. Edwards is currently the lead anchor/host of "Good Day L.A.", a morning news and infotainment program that airs on Fox-owned KTTV in Los Angeles. He also hosted GDLA's nationally-syndicated companion show, "Good Day Live", which aired on many Fox-owned and affiliated stations from 2001-2005. Edwards is also frequently featured in movies and television playing a reporter or news anchor.

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 with Clear Lake City radio station KMSC in the mid-1960s. He quickly moved up to Houston radio station KTRH-AM, where he hosted a popular nighttime call-in show. While in Houston, he also worked at CBS television affiliate KHOU-TV, where he was a news anchor and hosted talk shows on the station. Edwards moved on to Chicago in the 1975, where he worked at ABC's WLS-TV hosting "A.M. Chicago" and his own late night talk show, "Friday Night with Steve Edwards", both of which earned him local Emmy awardsfact|date=May 2008. In 1978, Edwards finally came to Los Angeles, where he worked at CBS-owned KNXT (now KCBS-TV), where he hosted infotainment programs such as "Two On The Town" (with Connie Chung) and his own self-titled talk show. While at the station, he served as their entertainment editor, reviewing movies, television, and the arts. He also worked on "The Baxters", an experimental sitcom produced by Norman Lear. He also earned Emmys for the above-mentioned work.fact|date=May 2008

While at KNXT in 1982, Edwards also worked on the fledgling entertainment news program, "Entertainment Tonight" (premiered in 1981) and its weekend companion program (then-titled "Entertainment This Week"), and he earned an Emmy nomimation for that.fact|date=May 2008 He lasted there one season, and moved to KABC-TV in 1984. At KABC, he hosted "A.M. Los Angeles" (which was modeled after by the show that replaced it--"Live with Regis & Kathie Lee") and its shorter-lived afternoon companion show, "330"--later replaced by The Oprah Winfrey Show in Fall 1986. "A.M. Los Angeles" was cancelled in 1991 due to rising production costs. Edwards joined KABC's sister AM radio station in October 1990, where hosted a variety of shows for the station, including a sports-talk show that began in 1994, titled "Sportstalk 790".

Edwards got back into local television in 1993-1994, where he hosted Live in L.A., an infotainment program on KCAL-TV Channel 9. Edwards finally arrived at his current position as lead anchor and host of KTTV's "Good Day L.A." in 1995, which has battled KTLA's "Morning News" for the top local morning program in the Los Angeles area.

On May 14, 2004, Edwards was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his great achievements in the broadcast industry, especially in Los Angeles.fact|date=May 2008

External links

* [http://www.myfoxla.com/myfox/pages/InsideFox/Detail?contentId=10865&version=3&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=5.3.1 Edwards's bio at MyFoxLA.com]
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