New Hosts Set For Tegna’s ‘Daily Blast Live’
Tegna Inc.’s Daily Blast Live announced today that new hosts Beau Davidson, Stefanie Jones and Brandon London have joined first-year hosts Erica Cobb, Al Jackson, Sam Schacher, Jeff Schroeder and Tory Shulman on the daily syndicated news and entertainment program.
DBL has also picked up a new Tegna station, KFMB San Diego, along with 14 additional non-Tegna outlets, including WMUR Boston, WMYD Detroit, WMAR Baltimore, WRTV Indianapolis, KMCI Kansas City, WTMJ Milwaukee and WWBT Richmond, Va. Beginning Sept. 10, 2018, DBL will be available in a total of 50 markets.
“Daily Blast Live is singular in the daytime U.S. television landscape,” said Lisa Kridos, vice president of original programming and development, Tegna. “No other show reflects what’s happening in the world around us live and in real time through social crowdsourcing and engagement with our ‘DBL Nation’ throughout each day.”
DBL is distributed by Sony Pictures Television under an agreement with Tegna. SPT distributes all Tegna-owned, first-run programming, including DBL and Sister Circle, as well as shows in development.
The new hosts are:
Beau Davidson, an established singer, actor, TV host, and a songwriter whose break-out hit, Blessed, from the movie The Ultimate Legacy has a strong patriotic message.
Stefanie Jones, who has relocated from London to join DBL in Denver, is an alum of Fashion One TV, an international channel focusing on beauty, glamour, style and luxury. She has covered the fashion industry and brings wide-ranging, in-depth experience to the host table.
Brandon London is a retired Canadian Football League player and an NFL wide-receiver, playing for the Miami Dolphins and for the New York Giants’ practice squad during the run-up to their 2012 Super Bowl win. He’s been a sports broadcaster, most recently reporting for @Giants where he interviewed coaches, players and fans, and covered Giants training camp and the NFL Draft.