Local Celebrities DISHING IT OUT




Dino Kay - Emcee








Mark Gruba

News 8 at Sunrise Anchor. Mark is an award winning journalist with 18 years of experience anchoring and reporting News and Sports.  His focus each day is to identify compelling stories and share them over the air and online.

Mark is originally from New Jersey and has worked professionally at television stations in Connecticut, West Virginia and New York.  He and his wife Dawn live in Fairport with their three children Holly, Drew and Ashley.  The Grubas are active members of Blessed Sacrament Church in Rochester.  As a family they enjoy golfing, skiing, and traveling as well as spending time with family and friends


 




Steve Hausmann

Steve is the epitome of the lifelong broadcaster. His radio career began as a teenager at a small station in his suburban Boston hometown.  While studying at Emerson College, he worked summers at WHDH in Boston. Upon graduating, he earned his first full-time gig at that station. In 1987, his career brought him to Rochester and, though there have been a few stops since, including a ten-year stint as weekend sports anchor at WHEC-TV10, Steve has found a home at WBEE where he has worked since 2001 and since December 2004 as Co-Host of The BEE Morning Coffee Club.





Elvio Fernandes

Elvio Fernandes is an accomplished singer/songwriter/musician as well as a producer and recording engineer based in Rochester, New York.  He was also the founder and lead singer of the successful local band Uncle Plum which entertained local and regional audiences for almost 13 years.  He left Uncle Plum in 2012 to join the Grammy Nominated/Multiplatinum selling band Daughtry.  In his 4 years with Daughtry, he has performed all over the world for millions of people in arenas, stadiums and theaters, and on television shows including American Idol, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve w/Ryan Seacrest, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, Fox and Friends, Arsenio Hall, Queen Latifah Show, The Talk, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and many others. He co-wrote the song “Crazy,” which was featured on the Daughtry album “Break The Spell” selling more than 800,000 copies landing him his first Gold Record.  He also co-wrote and produced the song “Witness,” which is featured on the latest Daughtry album entitled Baptized as well as an acoustic version that was released as an iTunes single.  Elvio has written and worked with national recording artists such as Richard Marx, Brad Arnold of 3 Doors Down, Brian McKnight, Claude Kelly, Greg Howe, and American Idol finalist Ace Young whose Top 50-debut single “Scattered” was produced and co-written by Elvio.  He has also composed and produced music for national and local television and radio advertising, working with companies such as Chevy, McDonald’s, Cortese Auto Block, and countless others.

Elvio is proud to be the founder of Camp ROC Star, located in Rochester, NY, which is about to launch their 7th year inspiring kids aged 10-17 to learn more about playing rock n roll.  Camp ROC Star is a week-long day-camp that provides aspiring rock musicians with an unforgettable learning and performance experience that will improve their playing skills, increase their confidence, foster collaboration with others and inspire them to find the artist within themselves.

Elvio is a lifelong Rochester resident and lives in Webster, NY with his wife Jessica and 2 sons, Evan and Alex.  When he’s not on tour or in the studio he enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer, and his new found love and addiction…GOLF!  




Allison Warren

Allison Warren joined the News 8 at Sunrise team as the morning anchor/reporter in October of 2015. A St. Petersburg, Florida native, Allison grew up enjoying plenty of time at the beach before she moved to Bloomington, Indiana where she attended Indiana University. Her first job in news was in Sioux City, IA before moving to Rochester just one year ago. She has spent much of the last year covering political happenings on a local, state and national level. 






Rich Caniglia

I have always loved the weather since I was a little kid. I used to run from window to window in the house to watch the snow fall and would watch the TV weatherman everyday.
After high school I attended Cornell University and received a B.S. in Atmospheric Physics, which is a fancy way of saying "the weather".
During college I gave TV weather a try at the Ithaca College Station. I immediately loved being on air and got my first break at WETM-TV in Elmira, New York.  I spent a couple years there then came to 10NBC during the summer of 1999. After less than a year on the weekend shift I took over the 10NBC Today morning show. I have now been getting up by 3 a.m. for over 10 years and look forward to delivering the forecast every morning for many more years to come.




Steve Hausmann

Steve is the epitome of the lifelong broadcaster. His radio career began as a teenager at a small station in his suburban Boston hometown.  While studying at Emerson College, he worked summers at WHDH in Boston. Upon graduating, he earned his first full-time gig at that station. In 1987, his career brought him to Rochester and, though there have been a few stops since, including a ten-year stint as weekend sports anchor at WHEC-TV10, Steve has found a home at WBEE where he has worked since 2001 and since December 2004 as Co-Host of The BEE Morning Coffee Club.




Alexis Arnold

Alexis is part of the Good Day Rochester team on 13WHAM ABC. She studied at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. It's no secret that Alexis is passionate about the arts. She's a lover of music. She started reading music at age five, playing piano. After that she played violin for four years, eventually finding her love on the clarinet. Alexis was drum major of her high school marching band and marched with the Marching hundred in college at IU.

What you may not know is that Alexis loves to eat. She hails from the Chicago suburb of Prospect Heights. She loves Chicago style deep dish pizza, and Chicago style hot dogs. She also enjoys spicy foods and foods with savory flavors. She relies on her husband, who is a great cook, for her meals. 

Alexis and her family are happy to call Rochester home where they look forward to discovering all that the area has to offer.




Deanna King

Radio 95.1




Nikki Rudd

WHEC-TV





Adam Bello

Monroe County Clerk




Roosevelt Bouie

Retired Basketball Player




Mary Therese & Kent Friel

Mary Therese Friel is a Former Miss USA, Ford Model, National Spokesperson, Author
and Goodwill Ambassador. Her vast expertise in modeling and pageantry is backed by
a combined 45 years of professional experience as a model, beauty queen, celebrity,
agent and coach.
Mary Therese is the Founder and CEO of The Mary Therese Friel Modeling Agency.
The company, which she opened in 1987, serves women, men, teens and children.
Kent Friel is the Executive Director at The Mary Therese Friel Modeling Agency. Their
agency represents professional models and actors and provides training in the areas of
Modeling, Acting, Pageantry and Self-Development. His work exists behind the scenes
so their clients can have opportunities that put them in the spotlight, where they can
thrive.
Mary Therese and Kent have been blissfully married for 20 years. When this couple is
not working with their modeling clients, they enjoy spending time with their family,
serving at their church, volunteering for charitable causes, horseback riding and skiing.