• Ed Kalegi

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    Ed Kalegi

    Ed KalegiDick Cavett recently asked Ed: ‘Do you still find yourself going through life needing to say ‘that’s Kalegi, spelled the way it sounds’?” Well, not anymore Dick.

    Speaking with newsmakers, actors, singers, athletes, politicians, celebrities, pseudo-celebrities, authors, and even himself occasionally comes with relative ease. Ed believes in intelligent conversation which informs, entertains, and isn’t afraid to have fun. Ed has traveled through some fancy schmancy New York Radio addresses: 77 WABC, WCBS Newsradio, 1010 WINS, SportsRadio WFAN, ESPN 98.7, and Bloomberg 1130. He’s also been an Anchor for NBC News Radio.

    Ed previously hosted his own daily show on UBA-TV in a lineup which included Talk Radio pioneer Bob Grant and Talk TV pioneer Richard Bey. Ed also dabbles in acting; he’s been seen on “Law and Order,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” and “Law and Order: Thursday Night Traffic Court” (ok, that one’s fake but we’re just checking to see if you’re paying attention). Ed also appeared as a camp counselor in “Gossip Girl,” a prison guard in “Fringe,“ appeared with Katie Holmes and Kevin Kline in “The Extra Man,” and even played a Talk Radio Host (gee, what a stretch) in the film “Blindfold.” Ed has also appeared in several theater productions in and around New York City.

    Ed’s voice has been heard in several national commercials, narrating PBS Documentaries, hosting the national sports show “Running” on Fox Sports 1, and in the supermarket when a confused Ed realized his wife didn’t write “spicy brown” or “yellow” next to “mustard” on the shopping list. Ed sharpened his Broadcasting skills and his IQ at Rutgers University…but can remember absolutely nothing from that Anthropology class he took sophomore year so don’t even ask.

    Ed has hosted with Jon Stewart, Joan Rivers, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Tony Danza, and many more. They all love Ed. Really, they do! You will too after listening to Ed on America Weekend.

     

    Cara Di Falco
    Co-Host

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    Cara Di Falco brings over eight years of experience in journalism, story-telling and broadcasting to America Weekend. A true Jersey Girl born and raised, Cara is an alumna of Rutgers University, graduating with a degree, and honors, in Broadcast Journalism. Cara grew up in an Italian-American family, learning to cook from her mother, grand mothers and even a great-grandmother! She shares her family recipes and so much more on her web series, Cara’s Cucina (caradifalco.com). A familiar face for nearly a decade on morning TV in the New York City Metropolitan Area, Cara is married and has a “fur baby,” Roxie. Be it chatting with Ed about food, Entertainment, or dishing with a celebrity, Cara is the perfect compliment to Ed and the perfect addition to America Weekend!

     

    Michelle Jerson
    Featured Contributor

     

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    Michelle Jerson is thrilled to join Ed on America Weekend. She has a long career in talk radio as a lifestyle talk show host, talking relationships, travel, food/wine and health/wellness on such stations as New Jersey 101.5 FM, 106.7 WJFK in Washington DC and SiriusXM. On Sirius, she was also one of the original reporters for Howard Stern’s news team. She currently hosts, Michelle Jerson’s Passport: Taste, Travel and Live Well on New York’s AM 970 The Answer. In addition to her passion for talk radio, Michelle reports the traffic for NY1 News and previously on WCBS-TV in NYC and NBC, CBS, FOX and the CW in Philadelphia. Michelle loves bringing listeners relatable information from her own personal life and interviews with experts in their field.

     


    Lloyd Lindsay Young

    Contributor

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    “Helloooooo America!!!“ Lloyd Lindsay Young is synonymous with informative entertainment. “Double L” finds his way to America Weekend with Ed Kalegi as he continues a storied broadcasting career. Lloyd’s journey began in radio in the 1960’s with stops in small markets such as Bakersfield, CA and Salt Lake City, UT. Eventually, television beckoned with stints as a weather personality in Idaho Falls, ID followed by Evansville, IN. In 1981, Lloyd moved to San Francisco’s KGO-TV and, two years later, it was off to New York City to begin a legendary 12 year run at WWOR-TV. From there it was back to the west coast for a 16 year stint at KGO Radio in San Francisco for 12 years followed by four years across town at Talk 910. Lloyd’s talents have popped up all over American pop culture. He’s appeared in the movie Working Girl, had the pleasure of introducing George Carlin for his HBO Special What Am I Doing In New Jersey?, can be heard on the Beastie Boys album Paul’s Boutique, and was featured in the VH-1 series I Love the 80‘s. Lloyd brings a unique perspective to America Weekend whenever chatting with Ed.

     

     

     Mark Leonard
    Film and Arts Essayist

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    Mark Leonard brings his vast cinematic knowledge to America Weekend with Ed Kalegi each week. A film enthusiast and historian for about as long as he can remember, Mark cut his teeth as a broadcast critic on WRPR, via his weekly radio program at Ramapo State College. Since then, his reviews and awards picks have been featured on a number of well-known stops on the dial, such as WGHT and WVNJ in New Jersey, along with WGNY and K104.7 in New York. He’s also been heard regularly, for many years, in a variety of capacities, on New York City radio stations WCBS 880, Z100, 1010 WINS, and Q 104.3, among others. Since 2012, Mark has cultivated an international readership, with hundreds of film and theater reviews, essays, and editorials, through his blog. Mark has also appeared on stage and screen. He can be seen as a ballplayer in ABC’s After School Special High School Narc and as a striking dock worker in the lauded film version of Last Exit to Brooklyn. Mark’s unique and engaging take on Film and the Arts makes for a terrific listen and a tremendous addition to the show!

     

     

    Adam Wolsky
    Sports Essayist 

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    Adam Wolsky is extremely passionate about sports and brings that passion to his frequent sports essays on America Weekend with Ed Kalegi. Adam grew up on Long Island, just outside of New York City, and was almost immediately thrust into the New York sports scene. He attended his first Mets game at Shea Stadium in 1972 and saw the Jets for the first time there years later. He has been ‘suffering’ with both teams since. Adam’s fandom with the New York Rangers and Knicks both began at Madison Square Garden in 1974. He attended Northwestern University as an undergraduate and broadcast football and basketball games on the campus radio station. After a Master’s Degree from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, Adam began a successful radio career which has taken him from the Finger Lakes Area of Upstate New York, to Stamford, Connecticut, to White Plains, New York, to New York City, where he has been heard since 2000. For the last 15 years, Adam has been heard regularly on WCBS-AM, the flagship station of the CBS Radio Network.