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