January 2, 2009 |
A lovely teenager named Courtney Chou Lee wore the crown and rode down Colorado Boulevard. But for many people who watched at home Thursday, the real queen of the 120th Rose Parade was the 65-year-old with the brilliant red hair and the relentless smile who described the pageant from high above the parade route.
September 20, 2008
SO MUCH ugliness in the news to get through each day: the financial crisis, suicide bombings, natural disasters, campaign mudslinging. However, learning that Stephanie Edwards would be back in 2009 to host the KTLA Rose Parade telecast I always used to watch but have skipped for the last two actually made me smile ["It Won't Rain on Her Parade," by Greg Braxton, Sept. 18]. This doesn't occur often while reading the paper nowadays. Steve Campbell Burbank -- GOOD, now I can watch that station's coverage again.
September 18, 2008 |
The bloom is back on the Tournament of Roses Parade for veteran television host Stephanie Edwards. The red-haired personality said she is thrilled to be back in the KTLA-TV broadcast booth for this year's New Year's Day parade, especially after being demoted in 2005, then later dropped from the coverage team altogether, after more than 25 years. Edwards will be reunited with co-host Bob Eubanks at the annual Pasadena event, KTLA executives announced Tuesday.
September 17, 2008 |
There'll be no rain on the upcoming Tournament of Roses Parade for former KTLA-TV Channel 5 host Stephanie Edwards -- at least not figuratively. Edwards, the veteran broadcaster who was removed from the station's coverage of the New Year's Day event two years ago after co-hosting for more than 25 years, will return to her familiar role on Jan. 1, station executives said Tuesday. "The people at the station thought it was a great idea, and Stephanie thought it was a great idea," said station spokesman Paul Nichols.
January 6, 2007
KTLA dropping Stephanie Edwards from the Rose Parade is like taking the chocolate out of chocolate cake ["One Less Rose on KTLA's Parade Float," by Scott Collins, Dec. 29]. Has station manager Vinnie Malcolm never watched the Rose Parade? For 25-plus years, Stephanie has been the charming one, cracking jokes to Bob Eubanks' stiff, boring delivery. Prior to that, the KTLA parade coverage was hosted by Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows. Ever since, Stephanie has been Steve and Bob has been Jayne.
December 29, 2006 |
WHEN the Rose Parade starts Monday morning at 8, one familiar face won't be among the throngs lining Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. She'll be someplace else, someplace far away, 2,000 miles from Southern California, in fact, up north where it's freezing and people won't pluck roses again till springtime. For the first time since the Carter administration, veteran broadcaster Stephanie Edwards will be MIA from the No.