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.
The recordings of 911 calls made to police as the attack occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last year will be released today. Prosecutors have decided not to appeal a lower court ruling that requires the recordings to be released by no later than today. The state had tried to block the release to protect the families of the victims from further pain.
Joining Ed and Amy now with more on why these tapes are being released and if it's really necessary is Quinnipiac University Law Professor John Thomas.
Sacramento officials appear to have some work to do to make the city a serious contender to possibly receive a Major League Soccer expansion club.
During his State of the League speech in New York on Tuesday, MLS Commissioner Don Garber showed a map of the country that pointed out cities that are being discussed for potential expansion franchises. Sacramento wasn't on the list.
Garber says the league is in discussions with Atlanta and Miami for expansion teams, and also mentioned St. Louis, Minneapolis and San Antonio as expansion possibilities.
Joining Ed and Amy now with more on what an MLS franchise in the Sacramento would mean for the city is the Sacramento Bee's Marcos Breton.
A new Field Poll finds that California voters increasingly disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance while fewer than half support his handling of health care. The poll released today shows that 51 percent of registered voters approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing, the lowest mark in two years. At the same, 43 percent disapprove, up 8 percentage points since Field's last survey in July.
Joining us now, as he does every week at this time, is State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.