Tanoos – Writer / Reporter
widely respected journalist with over 20 years of
television experience, Teresa has worked as a popular
anchor and medical news reporter at affiliates for NBC,
CBS and ABC. Throughout her career, Teresa has received
numerous awards and garnered national recognition for her
medical reporting and educational service to the
community. As a twenty-two year cancer survivor, Teresa
has first hand knowledge of the importance of receiving
accurate and up-to-date health information. Her father is
William K. Nasser, a world-renowned cardiologist and
founder of Nasser, Smith & Pinkerton Cardiology.
Teresa is also the host of our PBS show, “Healthy
Hendel, R-PAC, PhD Candidate, AFAA, ACSM, IDEA
Amy is a regular host, correspondent, and moderator on
such programming as: “HWN,” “Extra,” “Women 2 Women” on
bookradio.com; Good Day LA on Fox; and
She has completed over 200 live and taped segments
covering medical and health topics, nutrition, exercise
and lifestyle issues. She holds a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Biology and Exercise Physiology from the
prestigious program at LIU/Brooklyn Hospital, and is a
registered and certified Physician’s Assistant in Internal
and Dependency Medicine. Currently, Amy is a Certified
Personal Trainer, a member of the International
Association of Fitness Professionals, the Founder and
President of One on One Fitness (a private consulting
firm) in Encino, California, and the Creator of
BodyJam.com, a multi-disciplinary workout system and
website. Amy Hendel lives in Los Angeles with her husband,
a doctor of Pulmonary Medicine at USC, and their two
children. She and her husband regularly attend medical
In addition to co-hosting "HEALTH WORLD NEWS"
Mark Kriski can be seen daily on the "KTLA Channel 5 Morning News." His
unique style combines astonishing versatility with a driving
ambition to provide a lighter look at the news to Los Angeles' early
A 5-time Emmy Award winner (2 personal, 3 for "Morning News"),
Kriski was praised in a recent news article by renowned Los Angeles
Times television critic, Howard Rosenberg.
Kriski studied radio and television arts at Fanshaw College in
London. Kriski's radio career included stints as a DJ, program
director, weather announcer and promotion director. He has also
appeared in commercials and engaged in voice-over work. Always eager
to meet viewers, Kriski makes many personal appearances at KTLA
community events and others activities.
Johnson, co-Anchor, Writer
Marti Johnson comes to us after eight years of covering
national news in the Nation's Capitol. Marti's sharp
reporting insights were used by stations in more than 200
markets, during her tenure in Washington, DC. She also
spent two years covering business news, mostly tech stocks
at the NYSE and the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York City.
Marti has the background and intelligence to move between
stories on health, consumer and other human interest
stories, to murder and fire scenes, to governmental
hearings and policies.
Marti studied broadcast journalism at Brigham Young
University in Utah. Her career has taken her all over the
United States, both behind the desk, and out in the field.
She enjoys running, hiking, Pilates, and cooking.
Currently, she can often be seen covering events around
the West for both ABC and NBC, as well as local television
stations in Los Angeles.
Penny Griego was most recently seen anchoring
Channel 2 "Action News." She also served as general assignment
reporter upon joining KCBS-TV in September 1986. Recently, Penny has
expanded her repertoire by landing reporter roles in the feature
films "Volcano" and "Mighty Joe Young," the television movie, "The
Last Don," and the TV shows "Mad About You" and "Time Travelers
Penny came to KCBS-TV, Channel 2 from KCNC-TV, Denver, CO., where
she had been anchor of the weekend broadcasts since 1984 and general
assignment reporter since 1983. While there, she was nominated for
an Emmy Award for her live coverage of the Mexico City earthquake.
Throughout her KCBS-TV career, Penny received various honors for
her work including several Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Mike
Award. Community work plays an important role in Penny's life. She
is a frequent speaker at civic and community events and has been
involved in various philanthropic endeavors that benefit Latino
A native of Albuquerque, Griego graduated with a B.A. in
Journalism for the University of New Mexico.
Lynette Romero is also a primetime anchor with Hal
Fishman on the #1-rated and award-winning nightly news program in
Southern California, "News @ Ten" on KTLA. In her first year at KTLA
she received the prestigious Golden Mike Award from The Radio &
Television News Association for producing and reporting the KTLA
News series and special "Public Schools: Working the System."
Lynette is also a recipient of an Emmy Award for best feature
news reporting and in 2001 she received a second Golden Mike for
best 60-minute evening newscast. Romero is also co-anchor of the
Emmy Award-winning KTLA public affairs program "Making It: Minority
Success Stories." Romero has a Bachelor of Science degree in
Journalism, Broadcast News from the University of Colorado in
Eight-time Emmy Award-winner
Mario Machado has been a professional
news broadcaster and producer since 1967. His unique cultural
background makes Mario a vital force in the nation's ethnic
communities and has fostered his involvement in numerous
Asian-Pacific, Hispanic and other multicultural broadcasting
projects and special events. He hosted EL ESPEJO- THE REFLECTION OF
OUR LIVES, a pioneering 14 part TV series on Hispanics in America
and Hispanic Culture sponsored by USC for syndication on the Public
Broadcasting System as well as the Emmy-nominated, prime time
special THE TREASURES OF MEXICO. Most recently Mario was awarded
his 8th Emmy as host of a television special, U.S. CITIZENSHIP: A
DREAM COME TRUE seen worldwide, in over 120 countries.
In 1994 the County of Los Angeles bestowed on him the John Anson
Ford Humanitarian Award for his efforts to bring people of all
colors, races and religions together. In 1995, Los Angeles County
named him their Humanitarian of the Year.
Mario is fluent in Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese.
Mark Bedor has been an NBC, ABC and CBS affiliate
television news writer, anchor, reporter and Special Host for 15
years. Additionally, since his acting era on the NBC award-winning
daytime drama "Days of Our Lives," his face has become one of the
most recognizable faces on television today.
Mark has acted as spokesperson for such prestigious clients as
McDonnell Douglas and UNOCAL. Another recent project he hosted won
an Emmy for Best Documentary
Rick Chavez is a 21-year veteran of radio and
television broadcasting. He began his career in the United States
Air Force, serving with the American Forces Radio and Television
Service (AFRTS) from 1977-1979. Rick worked as Sports Director at
KTSM-TV in El Paso, Texas in 1980 then left in 1981 to head up the
Sports department at KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas.
In 1985, Rick began anchoring weekends at KNTV-TV, the ABC
affiliate in San Jose, California. He became Sports Director in
1992. He is now a Sports anchor with KGO-TV, the ABC
owned-and-operated station in San Francisco, as well as host and
producer of an upcoming business radio show on KBPA-1220.
Karina Rusk began her broadcast career
in 1985 as a producer. She has since worked as a writer, reporter
and anchor at ABC, CBS, NBC affiliates and PBS. In addition, Karina
has won recognition from her peers for Best News Reporting with
awards from RTNDA and The Associated Press and several awards from
the same organizations for Best 60-Minute News Broadcast. Karina has
been the six and eleven o'clock news anchor for the CBS affiliate in
the Monterey/Salinas market. She is noted for her outstanding
contributions to such organizations as The Special Olympics, The
American Heart Association and the Cancer Society.
Pat Matthews began a brilliant career
in Radio entertaining fans on both coasts as a host of a
morning talk show, accompanied with Program Directing. After 17
years of Radio, Pat moved on to do television news reporting and
anchoring. Pat's talents also encompass special appearances in film,
TV, theatre and Commercials. Despite his busy lifestyle, he has
managed to maintain an extensive Vinyl Record collection, and launch
Debbie Dujanovic is an award winning television
journalist in Salt Lake City, Utah. She's spent ten years reporting
news for FOX and the ABC affiliate in Salt Lake. Her coverage
includes the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Operation Desert Storm, and
for three years she was the lead consumer reporter at the ABC
station. In 1993 she was awarded a regional Emmy. Before moving to
Utah in 1990, Debbie worked as an assignment editor at the CBS
affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona.
Kyla Grogan currently reports for Fox
Five News in Las Vegas. Previous to that she was the face of úThe
U.S. Business Worldî a highly rated show shot in New York City for
NHK Japan. As a stage performer Kyla has been seen in the national
companies of The Duke Ellington Songbook starring Marilyn McCoo and
Billy Davis Jr., Smokey Joe's Caf¸, The Radio City Christmas
Spectacular and Beehive as well as internationally in Starlight
Express. In addition to her appearances on stage, Kyla has backed
rock-n-roll legend Ronnie Spector in concert and on television
including Late Night with Conan O'Brien and at New York's famed club
The Bottom Line.
Tamara Taggart has a
nine year history as one of Vancouver's top newscasters. Along with
her reporting duties for BWN, she can often be seen as an on-air
personality at VTV, Vancouver's newest television station. Tamara
also produces and hosts an on-air feature called "Vancouver Alive,"
Award winning reporter
Berit Mason began her
television career as an intern with CNN's Washington D.C. covering
the U.S. Supreme Court. After tackling and training on the tough
issues of America's judiciary she continued her career in Texas. Berit was a news producer and assignment editor for the ABC and CBS
affiliate in San Antonio before moving on to Houston where she was a
news announcer for KPRC AM, the city's top rated talk radio station.
Berit was named the best reporter by the Texas Association of
Broadcasters in 1997 while working as a primetime anchor and
reporter in West Texas. She continued her career in Waco, covering
the infamous Branch Davidians and their current lawsuit against the
federal government. In September 1999, she was selected in a
nationwide search to be a German-American Exchange Journalist
visiting the country and meeting top German officials, amongst them,
former Chancellor Helmut Kohl. From this experience, she created and
produced a five part series for her station in Germany entitled úThe
Old Countryî which aired for the November sweeps.
Berit received her B.A. in political
science from Austin College in Texas.
NORM McBRIDE, a native Californian, has been on the
air in San Jose, San Diego, Tucson, Phoenix, and over ten years in
the Los Angeles market, including eight years as the morning air
personality and host of the KNAC Java Klub. He has reported on such
outstanding companies as Yamaha, Toyota, Disney, Canon, Chrysler,
Dodge, ChevroletÚand has appeared in Movies of the week for CBS and
NBC. He also has over 250 videos to his credit including those for
NASA, The U S Navy, Boeing, National Forest Service, Mazda, Beckman
Coulter, and Toshiba.
Mike Stevens is a nearly 20 year news broadcasting
veteran, working at numerous stations from coast to coast.
Mike has been Weekend Anchor at WGNX-TV in Atlanta, Primary
Anchor at KXTL-TV in Sacramento, Morning fill-in Anchor/Reporter at
WCAU-TV in Philadelphia, Morning and Noon Anchor at WSYX-TV in
Columbus, Ohio and Weekend and Morning Anchor at WBTW-TV in
Florence, South Carolina.
Mike has also worked at several radio stations, in cities which
include: Philadelphia, Atlanta, Sacramento and in Long Island, NY.
Mike is married with 4 sons and currently works as our Atlanta news