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Thursday, November 21, 2013

TV Star Jann Carl Wants Our Help

Jann Carl posted on the fast-growing Calvin Coolidge page of Facebook:

Calling all Calvin Coolidge Junior Highers!!!! Jann Carl here....Was at Coolidge in
the 70s. I have a TV show that needs to meet a goal of 5,000 "Likes" on our Facebook page by Thanksgiving! It's called Small Town Big Deal. Help out a fellow Cougar! Please check out our FB page, Like it, and watch a show or two...I think you'll like it!!!!! Thanks so much!!! Jann Carl

Jann Carl
Best known for her 14 years at “Entertainment Tonight”, Jann Carl has built a distinguished career in television.  She began as a news reporter at WLS in Chicago.  Her next move was to Los Angeles, where she reported for KABC, and hosted KABC’s “Eye on L.A.” magazine show.  Her work in the market culminated in her selection to co-anchor “News At Ten” at KTLA; during her eight-year tenure she earned three Emmys for news coverage.

When the red carpet beckoned, Carl joined “Entertainment Tonight”, where she was senior correspondent and weekend anchor.   Nationally respected for her interviews, she went on the record with America’s biggest stars and most influential newsmakers.  The long list includes Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Diane Sawyer, Dan Rather, and Barack & Michelle Obama.  She has also co-hosted ABC's "Oscar Countdown" Academy Awards show, the Emmy pre-show, as well as the Tournament of Roses Parade on CBS and HGTV.

Currently, Jann is a founding partner of Yellville Productions, an independent television production company and most recently Co-Executive Produced the series, SOLD!, for The History Channel.

Carl has been a friend of the Muscular Dystrophy Association for 24 years.  After co-hosting the MDA Labor Day Telethon in Los Angeles for eight years, she was chosen by Jerry Lewis as a national co-host in 1996.  2012 marked her 17th year on the coast-to-coast broadcast.  She has also served on the national board of directors, and as a national vice president.  MDA has recognized her contributions with the Directors’ Award and the Paragon Award.

A graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, she lives in Southern California with her husband, David. They have two children.