Doodle for Hunger® IX

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Doodle for Hunger® IX
Doodle for Hunger® IX
Celebrity Art Auction
Presented by
Margo & John Catsimatidis
06 November 2008
Tavern-on-the-Green
Guest of Honor-
Wendy Williams
Wendy is the “girl next door”. Born
and raised in Ocean Township NJ, she
graduated from NE University in
Boston in 1986. With over 20 years in
radio, she is nationally syndicated
through Westwood One out of 107.5
WBLS in NY. This busy mother and
wife is also an author of four books;
two of which are NY Times bestsellers.
Wendy is also a columnist for Life &
Style magazine and Hip Hop Weekly
magazine. Wendy has taken her career
over to TV, including VH-1, Dateline,
Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition
and Good Day NY.
In July 2008, she was a definite
ratings winner, becoming the fresh
new face of daytime with “The Wendy
Williams Show” on Fox 5.
Wendy Williams truly is “The Queen of
the Media!”
Guest of HonorRosanna Scotto
Rosanna Scotto is the co-host of “Good
Day New York”. She has been a member
of WNYW-FOX 5 News since 1986.
Scotto began her career in television at
WTBS, Ted Turner’s UHF television
station in Atlanta, where she was a
reporter for two local programs and an
associate producer of the station’s
evening newscast. She returned to her
native New York in the early 1980’s as a
reporter for WABC’s “Good Morning
New York”, which eventually became
“Live with Regis and Kathie Lee”. After a
year with “Good Morning New York” and
“The Morning Show”, Scotto joined
WABC-TV’s “Eyewitness News” as a
reporter, where she remained until she
joined FOX 5.
Having covered many major stories in
the tri-state area, her assignments have
also taken her to Israel, Rome and across
the United States. As a reporter, she won
an endless string of coveted assignments
including the first exclusive interview
with Diana Bianchi, the other woman in
the Christina Brinkley divorce case; the
Woody Allen/Mia Farrow child custody
battle; the notorious “Preppie Murder
Trial; and the trials of Joel Steinberg &
the “Swiss Nanny”.
Scotto has won three Emmys for anchoring FOX 5 News at 10 & “Good Day New York”.
She is the winner of the 1995 New York State Associated Press First Place Award for
her report “New York Survival Guide” and also the winner of three other Associated
Press First Place Awards, including two special Associated Press Award nominations.
Scotto has received a host of honors and awards for her community service work. She is
a graduate of Catholic University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. Born and
raised in Brooklyn, Scotto lives in the New York area with her husband and their two
children.
Hosted byErnie Anastos
Our host, Ernie Anastos is a
distinguished Emmy-award
winning news anchorman at
WNYW FOX 5 in New York,
the nation’s top television
market and media capital of
the world.
He is a premier news journalist with more than 20 years
experience as a respected anchor and reporter. Ernie Anastos is
a dynamic TV news personality with an outstanding record of
achievement and brings a unique style. He has won 28 Emmy
Awards and nominations, including the prestigious Edward R.
Morrow Award for excellence in writing. Ernie anchors the 5:00
p.m., and top-rated 10:00 p.m. broadcasts on FOX 5 News.
Throughout the years, he has gained wide popularity within New
York City’s uniquely diversified community nurturing a sense of
trust and confidence among viewers.
Celebrity AuctioneerTony Lo Bianco
The career of Tony Lo Bianco is distinguished as much by its
depth and variety as by the skills and gifts that Mr. Lo Bianco has
brought to it. He works as an actor; he is a director and
producer. In each role, he has worked with some of the best
actors and directors in television, film and theatre.
Mr. Lo Bianco was nominated for best actor for the Tony Award
for Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” and won the Outer
Critics Circle award for outstanding performance in that
production. Among the awards for his work is an Emmy Award
for his performance in the one-man show “Hizzoner: The Life of
Fiorello Al Guardia” and the Obie Award for best actor in “Yanks
3, Detroit 0, Top of the 7th”, and most recently starred in
“Fiorello! A Broadway Musical.”
Pictured w/Tony Lo Bianco is the Daily News Cartoonist Bill Gallo