Stephanie Edwards (television personality)
Stephanie Ann Edwards
November 8, 1943
|Occupation||Television personality, actress|
|Spouse(s)||Murray MacLeod (June 14, 1975–present)|
Born in Kenyon, Minnesota, Edwards began her career as an actress, but became widely known as an on-air personality in the 1970s. She co-hosted ABC-TV's AM America, the forerunner to Good Morning America, jointly with Bill Beutel. (She continued to be with GMA, often substituting for Joan Lunden.) Previously, she had hosted a similar west coast news and talk program in Southern California, AM Los Angeles along with Ralph Story.
Edwards was nominated in 1979 for a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service or Variety Series, for her show Everyday.
She was also the continuing co-host of the Tournament of Roses Parade on Los Angeles television channel KTLA (broadcast widely as a "superstation" across the United States) with former game show host Bob Eubanks from 1978 to 2005, resuming again in 2009. She ended her 35-year career as co-host in 2016.
Tournament of Roses paradeEdit
For the 2006 KTLA Rose Parade broadcast, Edwards was replaced (after 28 years) as Eubanks' co-host in the main booth by KTLA morning news co-anchor Michaela Pereira and reassigned as an on-street reporter (having to stand outside in the rain while giving periodic live updates). Although all three were equally billed as co-hosts, the move created a storm of controversy and was seen as insensitive by many of Edwards' fans, as well as by local TV critics.
|1973||Maurie||Carol||Alternative title: Big Mo|
|1971||Love, American Style||1 episode|
|1972||Temperatures Rising||Reporter||1 episode|
|1973||Marcus Welby, M.D.||Judith Haines||1 episode|
|The Christmas Visit||Alice Johnson||Television movie|
|1973–1974||The Girl with Something Extra||Angela||10 episodes|
|1977||Police Story||Faye Ludwig||1 episode|
|1984||The Hoboken Chicken Emergency||Newscaster||Television movie|
|1985||Lots of Luck||Television movie|
|1979||Daytime Emmy Award||Nominated||Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service or Variety Series||Everyday|
- Mickadeit, Frank - Edwards left in the cold at Rose Parade Orange County Register, January 4, 2006
- Roderick, Kevin - Stephanie gets wet LA Observed, January 1, 2006
- Braxton, Greg - Roses for KTLA's Stephanie Edwards Los Angeles Times, September 16, 2008