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.
At least 80,000 people including world leaders and other dignitaries are expected at a soccer stadium in Soweto tomorrow for a memorial to the late Nelson Mandela. President Barack Obama has just left on Air Force one. He's expected to arrive tomorrow morning. The task of security falls to thousands of South African police officers who will block access to the site if crowds become too large.
Joining us now from Johannesburg with more on plans for the Mandela memorial service is CBS News Correspondent Vicki Barker.
Plummeting temperatures have California's citrus growers running wind machines and employing other grove-warming techniques, as the industry braces for days of cold weather. Officials say temperatures in the citrus-rich San Joaquin Valley dropped to the low 20s Wednesday night, but it was too early to tell whether there was any crop damage. A similar drop is expected tonight.
Even the Sacramento Zoo is struggling to keep their animals warm. Birds have been given heating lamps. Other animals are being kept inside in heated areas. The giraffes have it best, they're luxuriating in a 65-degree climate controlled barn.
Joining us now from the Zoo with more on what their doing to keep the animals warm is Zoo Spokeswoman Tonya Candelaria.
Flags across the U.S. are flying at half-staff in honor for the late Nelson Mandela. President Obama issued the order after Mandela died yesterday. President Obama yesterday said it was remarkable how much of a difference one man can make.
Flags will fly at half-staff until sunset on Monday in honor of the former South African leader.
Joining Ed and Amy now with more on the reaction to Mandela's death in Washington, D.C. is CNN's Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.