Leeza Hosts Rose Parade “Making a Difference” on January 1, 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA - November 27, 2017, - KTLA-TV will proudly air its 71st consecutive television broadcast of the Rose Parade on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 8:00 AM PST. KTLA’s coverage of the 129th Rose Parade Presented by Honda entitled “Making a Difference,” will carry on the long-standing tradition of presenting Southern California’s most watched parade coverage. 2018 coverage will begin at midnight, January 1, with vintage presentations of the 1988, 1998 and 2017 parades leading into KTLA’s extensive 2018 parade coverage on January 1st, including: LIVE “behind-the-scenes” reporting, exclusive Rose Parade coverage (without commercial interruption), as well as four encore presentations throughout the broadcast day.

The 129th Rose Parade Presented by Honda will feature the 100th Rose Queen and her court, floats decorated in flowers and other natural materials, marching bands and equestrian groups along the 5 1/2-mile route down Pasadena’s famed Colorado Boulevard. 

With the best camera positions of any broadcaster, and spectacular aerial views from the Goodyear Airship, KTLA, Tribune Broadcasting’s Los Angeles television station, has been the broadcast home of the Rose Parade since 1948. In 2018, KTLA’s HD broadcast will be syndicated across the US, distributed nationally on cable and to more than 225 countries around the world. The station will also offer a LIVE simulcast stream of the broadcast on KTLA.com, as well as via FACEBOOK LIVE.

Emmy Award winning hosts, Leeza Gibbons and Mark Steines will return, along with KTLA News Anchor and Rose Parade host veteran, Micah Ohlman.

Leeza Gibbons is one of the most well‐known pop‐culture icons on television. In addition to her impressive background in the field of entertainment and news media, Leeza is an instrumental advocate for healthcare, wellness, and caregiving. She is also a wife, mother, businesswoman, and New York Times bestselling author.

Mark Steines is a respected television host, working for almost two-decades on “Entertainment Tonight” and currently with co-host Debbie Matenopoulos on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family.” From his start in Dubuque, Iowa to the red carpets of Hollywood, Steines has established himself as one of the most trusted figures in entertainment news.

Micah Ohlman, a multi-Emmy Award winning anchor, has covered of virtually every LIVE major Southern California story over the past decade, nurturing a sense of trust, confidence and credibility among viewers. Micah has shared hosting duties for KTLA’s Rose Parade since 2010.

“We are proud of our dynamic on-air team that presents KTLA’s award-winning Rose Parade coverage,” said Don Corsini, President/General Manager of KTLA-TV. “Leeza, Mark and Micah each bring their own experience and favorite Rose Parade moments, along with a steadfast commitment to our vast television audience. The beauty and pageantry of the Rose Parade so perfectly reflect the greater Los Angeles area and Southern California and it’s our great pleasure to be LA’s very own go-to station as we carry-on this iconic tradition.”

On January 1st, KTLA will feature all-day coverage beginning at 6:00 AM with “Backstage at the Parade” from 6 AM-7AM (PST) and “Parade Countdown” from 7AM-8AM (PST).  The pre-parade shows include live interviews with parade participants, including celebrity guests who will ride on the floats and march in the parade. “Backstage at the Parade” and “Parade Countdown” will also feature behind the scenes stories about the Rose Queen and her court, equestrian and band entries from around the world and other parade surprises. 

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