Amy launched her successful radio career in Sacramento back in 1980 and enjoyed 20 years on the air in Northern California. In 2000, she and Dave Williams took their morning show to Los Angeles, but luck brought Amy back to the northern part of the state and back to the KFBK airwaves in 2006. During her tenure, Amy garnered a wide variety of news awards, including multiple honors from the prestigious Radio and Television News Directors Association and Associated Press Television and Radio Association.
She has interviewed US Presidents, heads of state, and newsmakers from around the world. She has also sat across countless celebrities, but says it means the most to her when she interviews ordinary citizens who have done extraordinary things. Amy has also made many local and national television appearances on a variety of news shows.
A graduate of California State University, Sacramento, Amy also joyfully offers her time to many local, regional, and national charities, including: Autism Speaks, Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation, WEAVE, The American Heart Association, The American Red Cross, Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, CASA, KidsFirst, Toys for the Troops Kids, The Salvation Army, and many others.About Ed
Ed Crane has been reporting on radio and television since 1979. He joined the CBS Radio Network in 1982 where, for 18 years, he anchored hourly newscasts as well as the World News Roundup and Special Reports. He went on to be a reporter and anchor for CBS Marketwatch and has worked as an anchor of the CBS News TV broadcast Up to the Minute. Crane has reported for WCBS-TV, New York and anchored for WCBS-AM, New York.
Prior to joining CBS, Crane worked for WBBM, Chicago. His career began at WIFR-TV, Rockford, Illinois. He is a recipient of the Chicago Headline Club Award and is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Ed's rich journalism background is complemented by some interesting and fun acting credits, including the role of Newscaster #6 in the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate with Denzel Washington, and Interviewer in the 2006 movie The Hoax with Richard Gere. Ed is also an avid golfer and wine enthusiast.
Now settled in Sacramento and a part of the Clear Channel family, Ed greets listeners every weekday morning with news, traffic, and weather during the KFBK Morning News on NewsTalk 1530 KFBK.
We have unbiased reaction to Crane’s Cuvee from my class this weekend at Lava cap. The general consensus: yum. It might have helped that Ed was there itching the wine, but it is a big, hearty mouthful of soft fruit. What’s not to love?
And FYI, the next class will be food-and-wine pairings on Nov. 3
I want to put in a good word for Trailfest on Saturday, which supports Project Ride, when of the truly heartwarming programs in the region. (It gets kids with disabilities around and up on horses and it’ll make you weep to see the joy in some of those kids.) The event Saturday has great food, wine and a chef’s challenge. I’m one of the judges and a bunch of the guys, like Danny Origel from Roxy and Billy Ngo from Kru, are pals, so not only do I get to eat well, I get to lose some friends.
Also, went to Renwood Winery’s event at the end of last week showing off their very cool new tasting room and patio and all kinds of stuff. They will be another step up for our foothills and Amador County in particular. Besides the wine tasting -- they’re becoming a very big deal in the Zinfandel – they have Monday Night Football gatherings, Thursday evening tapas, Saturday night feats and Sunday Wine Country breakfasts. Plus – yup, another self-promotion plug – I’ll be teaching classes there soon.