FishbowlNY TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser GalleyCat SocialTimes

Posts Tagged ‘Andrea Roane’

WUSA9 Anchors Mike Hydeck, Andrea Roane Headline DC’s Dancing Stars Gala

WUSA9 morning anchors Andrea Roane and Mike Hydeck

WUSA9 morning anchors Andrea Roane and Mike Hydeck

WUSA9 morning show anchors Mike Hydeck and Andrea Roane and PBS contributor Rina Shah competed in the first ever DC’s Dancing Stars Gala Saturday night at the Ritz Carlton in Tyson’s Corner. The evening, which raised more than $150,000 for local charities, brought together several former Washington NFL athletes and a crowd of more than 400 attendees.

Modeled after ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” the competition was emceed by Clinton Portis and Chris Cooley, former Washington NFL players, who’s on stage chemistry bested that from any gala in recent memory. Hydeck, Roane, and Shah were joined in competition by “House of Cards” actor Lamont Easter, former NFL athlete John Booty, America’s Miss DC Sarah Hillware (2012) and Antoinette Cordova (2013), VP of DARCARS Automotive Group Tammy Darvish, and Ted Britt Automotive Group GM Evelyn Smallwood.

In the end, “Dancing with the Stars” dancer Jonathan Roberts, “The Bachelorette’s” Chris Bukowski and former Washington NFL player Gary Clark awarded Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, wife of former Washington Wizards coach Eddie Jordan, and Shah the night’s champions, with Jackson-Jordan winning for highest votes and Shah named Judges’ Choice with the highest score. Read more

Mediabistro Course

Freelancing 101

Freelancing 101Starting December 1, learn how to manage a top-notch freelancing career! In this online boot camp, you'll hear from freelancing experts on the best practices for a solid freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and managing clients. Register now!

NBC4′s Angie Goff and WJLA’s Alison Starling’s Youngest Celebrated at Sip & See

1669679_10202324327486037_378228349_o

WJLA’s Rebecca Cooper, NBC4′s Angie Goff and Bob, NBC News’ Peter Alexander and Ava Starling, Alison Starling, Jill Collins

WJLA’s Rebecca Cooper and PR maven Jill Collins hosted a “Sip & See” at Carmine’s this past Saturday for WJLA anchor Alison Starling‘s newest baby, Ava Starling, and NBC4 anchor Angie Goff‘s baby, Robert (Bob) Ellis IV.

Guests included 30 TV women, anchors, and producers from all the local affiliates, plus Peter Alexander, NBC News White House Correspondent (and spouse of Alison Starling).

My first reaction upon being invited was “What on earth is a Sip & See?” Well, apparently, it’s a popular Southern tradition to introduce a little one to friends and colleagues while you sip on champagne. Given how much baby coverage I’ve been doing of late, if it weren’t hosted at Carmine’s, I’d likely have politely declined. But the promise of their famous meatballs -and the champagne of course – was too much to resist.

Here’s how it went down.

10:30am - Snoozughhhh, I have to go to that Sip & See! Seriously, how can I get out of this? Alas, as chief parenting reporter for FishbowlDC, I have duties.

1pm - Walk into Carmine’s, the legendary family style Italian resto hailing from New York, one hour late. #yolo

1911022_10202324330966124_657162617_o

Angie Goff and Adora, Bloomberg TV’s Megan Hemmerlein

1:02 - Ohh wait…this was like a dressy affair, and I’m wearing flannel. #yolo

1:03 - Realization that other kids are here too. Should that have been expected? Again, anxiety setting in over the thought of having children. Where’s the champagne?

1:05 - Say hello to Angie Goff and meet Bob. Immediately ask where Bob’s sister Adora is. For those who don’t know, Adora is the star of #AdorasDay on Angie’s Instagram (@OhMyGoff), and in my eyes, a celebrity.

1:08 - Bump into Alison Starling. Awkwardly introduce myself as we’ve never met and I’m at her child’s Sip & See. Make sure she knows that I know Angie and not a younger version of Tareq Salahi.

1:11 - Objective for attending…Carmine’s meatballs. Seriously, the bomb. Contemplating asking for a to-go box. Is that rude?

1:13 - Formality begins. Alison’s husband, Peter Alexander, put on the spot and asked about the possibility of missing Ava’s birth because of having to cover President Obama’s historic Africa trip. He replies, “The consequences of not going on this historic trip with Alison were far greater.” Funny.

More after the jump. Read more

TV News Personalities: Prepare to be Pinked

Female TV news personalities in Washington aren’t as vindictive and cutting as other cities. Sure, they’re fiercely competitive when it comes to breaking stories. But each year they come together to socialize and raise money for a worthy cause and, in the process, submit themselves to being called “newsbabes.” This year’s cause: breast cancer.

The women first powwowed at the suggestion of then-ABC7 anchor Kathleen Matthews who got FOX’s Laura Evans and WUSA’s Andrea Roane to walk the catwalk for the American Heart Association. When they began four years ago, Evans wasn’t thrilled with the name “newsbabes” Newsbabes? Who wants to be called that? The originals were Evans, NBC Washington’s Angie Goff (who has valiantly shopped for bras on air), Roane, FOX’s Sue Palka, and WUSA’s Anita Brikman. As the years wore on, Evans gave in and now shrugs it off. “I wasn’t a huge fan of the name newsbabes,” she says, “but I’ve gotten over it. It’s tongue-in-cheek and I need to loosen up a little.”

Evans says it’s all about giving back. “It doesn’t discriminate,” she said of breast cancer, noting a close friend who was diagnosed with it last year. “So we all need to help each other out.”

The bash is tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Howard Theatre where NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, who announced her breast cancer diagnosis earlier this year, will be the guest of honor and will share her own experience. This year’s event raises funds for George Washington University’s Mammovan, which brings services to women can’t otherwise afford them.

This year they’re breaking tradition and letting men in. They’re calling them “Newsmen in Pink.” A sampling: NBC’s Luke Russert (we heard he looks pretty snazzy in pink), CNN’s Peter Hamby and NBCs Peter Alexander. FNC is pulling out all the stops with Bret Baier, Ed Henry, Peter Doocy and Juan Williams.

The newsbabes who will be attending: Brikman, Pamela Brown, Rebecca Cooper, Evans, Doreen Gentzler, Jennifer Griffin, Lesli Foster, Goff, Hillary Holward, Megan Hughes, Brianna Keilar, Britt McHenry, Palka, Roane, Cynné Simpson, Alison Starling, Shawn Yancy and Eun Yang.

Purchasing tickets: Tickets will be available at the door tonight for $75 at The Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW. The fare will naturally include a pink dessert bar put together by Georgetown Cupcake, Dolci Gelati and Sweet Signatures.

The NewsBabes Throw a Kiehl’s Party

Tonight Kiehl’s Prez Chris Delgado and the women known as “the Newsbabes” are throwing a party to celebrate the grand opening of Kiehl’s at Tyson’s Corner. The first hundred guests will receive Kiehl’s products. Partygoers can enter to win a $500 gift box. Georgetown Cupcake is among the sponsors, so expect them to be served. The evening benefits The GW Mammovan.

The NewsBabes: Angie Goff, Anita Brikman, Pamela Brown, Rebecca Cooper, Lesli Foster, Andrea Roane, Cynne Simpson and Eun Yang.

Some reporters around town were lucky enough to receive a small but enticing sampling of lotions and potions in the mail (as pictured here).

Media to Honor Kotb at Komen Gala

This Friday at the Kennedy Center Susan G. Komen will host its annual “Honoring the Promise” gala.  In addition to the swanky affair, the organization’s Women in Media Committee will hold a special VIP reception to honor NBC Today co-host  Hoda Kotb.  Now in its second year, the reception highlights a woman in the media who has courageously and publicly shared her personal battle with breast cancer by recognizing her with the Rebecca Lipkin Award – named in honor of the late ABC News producer who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2009.

This year’s committee is chaired by Jen Griffin of Fox News and includes  CNN foreign affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty, political commentator Laura Ingraham, ABC’s Robin Roberts, Reuters correspondent Deborah Thomas, NBC’s Anne Thompson, NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell and  W*USA-TV news anchor Andrea Roane.  The reception will take place in the Kennedy Center’s Jazz Club from 6.30-7.30 pm.

MoKi Media Launch Fete

Dannia Hakki and Sherry Moeller.jpg Former Cap File EIC, Sherry Moeller and Dannia Hakki celebrated the official launch of their new public relations firm, MoKi Media (www.mokimedia.com) last week. Plenty of local media mavens and some of MoKi’s high-profile clientele joined the duo at Bethesda’s Lebanese Taverna to toast their new company. Notable guests included R&B artist Ginuwine, jazz musician Marcus Johnson, and WUSA9 anchors Angie Goff and Andrea Roane. Congratulations ladies!

-Post by FBDC contributor Ashley Estill

Media Types Dish for Charity

Last night at Teatro Goldoni media types like Bill Press and Andrea Roane traded in their notepads and blackberries, for aprons and serving dishes.

And what as the special occassion? Barry Glassman‘s Celebrity Chef Night, an annual charity event to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society.

Though we can attest- they are far better skilled at dishing gossip than food and drinks… Politico‘s Patrick Gavin and Kiki Ryan, TWT‘s Green & Glover columnist Liz Glover, US News Washington Whispers’ Nikki Schwab, Colin Sweeney and your very own FBDC editor served as the evening’s bartenders. CQ‘s Jodi Schneider, Washington Life‘s Donna Shor, Myra MacPherson and Janet Donovan also helped out as waiters.

The food was just fantastic (Teatro’s Chef Enzo Fargione was also on hand), the wine flowed freely and we must tell you… Press was the only “celebrity” to really get recognized and asked for a photo.


Photos by Patrick G. Ryan.

More photos after the jump…

Read more

Couric Partners With WUSA 9 For Susan G. Komen National Race For The Cure

From the release:

    CBS News anchorwoman Katie Couric will take part in W*USA 9 NEWS NOW’s live coverage of this year’s Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure to be held Saturday, June 2nd on the National Mall in Washington D.C, the station announced today.

    In addition to appearing with W*USA 9 anchors Andrea Roane and Mike Walter during the Gannett-owned D.C. station’s Komen National Race live coverage that morning, she will also serve as an emcee and kick-off the 5K Race event, providing a motivational boost to the expected 50,000-plus runners participants who will be at the starting line.