Host Melissa Rycroft captured America’s hearts as a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” in season 8 and was crowned champion of its all-star season in the 15th cycle of the long-running ABC program. Rycroft can currently be seen on CMT’s reality series “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team” as a mentor as she herself is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. Rycroft’s television debut was as a contestant on the ABC’s beloved show, “The Bachelor.” Rycroft has hosted reality-TV competition shows such as ABC’s “Bachelor Pad” and CMT’s “Redneck Island” and is a frequent contributor to both “GMA” and “Access Hollywood.”
Gary Lee Striewski is an Emmy-winning TV Host and Sports reporter from Denver, Colorado.
Striewski received his BA Speech Communication from Metropolitan State University of Denver in May, 2010 before landing his first TV job in market #195 in nearby Cheyenne, WY in December, 2010 where he started as the Weekend Sports Anchor at the local CBS affiliate (KGWN) before taking over as Sports Director. After 16 months in the Cowboy State, Houston came calling.
For 14 months Striewski served as a sports reporter/anchor for the NBC affiliate (KPRC) in Houston. In July of 2013 Striewski got called up to the big leagues, literally, accepting a position with the New England Sports Network (NESN) where his position as weekend host/reporter quickly expanded as he was named Sideline Reporter for the Boston Red Sox the following the 2013 season.
During his 3.5 years at NESN, Striewski covered Boston’s historic 2013 World Series Championship, the Patriots’ many Super Bowl appearances and their Super Bowl 51 Title as well as White House visits by the team. When he wasn’t on the sidelines at Fenway or on the road at MLB parks across the country as part of the game broadcast crew, Striewski was the host of two original network productions at NESN. “NESN Clubhouse” a weekly, 30-minute live pre-game show for children, with math and science content interwoven into teaching the game of baseball. In it’s first year (2014) NESN Clubhouse won the New England Emmy for “Outstanding Children’s Program” and has been nominated every season since. Striewski also helped launch and Host “NESN Next Producer” a reality-based show featuring local college students all competing for a job at NESN. NESN Next Producer enjoyed success as it too received nomination for an Emmy as “Outstanding Informational/Instructional Program.”
Although sports has played a huge role in his professional and personal life, Striewski enjoys just as much away from the field or diamond. A big bro with the Big Brother Big Sister program, Striewski and his little bro Kasheem stay busy around the city. Striewski is also testing his comedic genius or lack of at improv comedy where he enjoys taking classes. He is also taking classes of another sort as he’s working towards his Masters in Communication from Lasell College.
Morning Dose. news anchor Laila Muhammad is a seasoned journalist, host and television personality with more than a decade of experience. Muhammad was most recently host of Tribune Broadcasting’s daily news program “Eye Opener” which “Morning Dose.” will replace. Muhammad previously served as an anchor at WTKR/WGNT, Tribune’s CBS/CW affiliate in Norfolk.
Creative Consultant Rick Joyce, an award-winning showrunner, was formerly the Co-executive Producer of “Entertainment Tonight” and was previously the Executive Producer of “The List,” a lifestyle news magazine. He also developed and launched the digital platform CelebTV.com.