Local Celebrities DISHING IT OUT
Dino Kay - Emcee
Bill Moran - Auctioneer
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
Beth Cefalu is an award-winning journalist at News10NBC. She joined News10NBC in April, following reporting and anchoring in Upper Michigan and Syracuse, New York.
Beth was born and raised in New York City and began her career in journalism at MTV Networks, Inside Edition and Fox News Channel. On top of journalism, Beth has also dabbled in acting and modeling shooting commercials, a pilot, and a Showtime miniseries called “Escape at Dannemora” based on two prisoners that escaped from Clinton Correctional, set to air in Fall of 2018.
In her free time she enjoys creating videos for her YouTube Channel the Motivational Angel. She also very much enjoys eating which makes her the perfect Dish it Out celebrity. Who doesn’t love comfort food? Beth may be thin but she’s fat at heart!
She’s honored to participate in the event to raise awareness for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
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 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 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.
Nikki Rudd is a morning show anchor and reporter for News 10NBC. You can catch her on weekday mornings on News 10NBC Today from 5 - 7 with Rebecca Leclair, Pat Taney and Rich Caniglia.
Nikki joined the News 10NBC team in May of 2004. Her first job in television news was in Rochester, MN at KTTC. Ironically, that station is also an NBC affiliate and channel 10.
Nikki also interned and appeared on-air at KCCI in Des Moines, IA. Nikki was born in Detroit, MI, but raised in Des Moines. She now lives in Rochester.
Adam Bello was elected to the office of Monroe County Clerk in November 2016. As Clerk, he is responsible for three Department of Motor Vehicle branches and downtown operations, which serve a wide variety of needs for motor vehicle owners, small business owners, homeowners, and law enforcement agencies.
County Clerk Bello established and co-chairs the Monroe County Vacant and Abandoned Property Task Force, bringing experts and stakeholders together to tackle their impact on crime and property values. He has also worked to modernize local DMV branches by implementing a new reservation system.
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
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.
Andy Babiuk is an American musician, author, consultant, and owner of Andy Babiuk’s Fab Gear in Fairport, New York. He is a founding member and bassist of the supergroup The Empty Hearts and was also a founding member of The Chesterfield Kings.
Doug Emblidge became interested in broadcasting when he toured WOKR-TV as a boy. These days, he's living out that boyhood dream, anchoring the hour-long 13WHAM News at 5:00 and Good Day Rochester, as well as reporting on a variety of topics on both 13WHAM ABC and FOX Rochester.
No one would have been surprised if Doug had become a pharmacist, however. After all, his father and grandfather owned drug stores in Honeoye Falls and Scottsville, and on Chili Avenue in Rochester. But that station visit, along with meeting Dick Burt and Don Alhart, convinced Doug he wanted to work in broadcast news...and he wanted to do it at Channel 13.
After graduating from Rush-Henrietta High School, Doug went on to earn a Bachelor's degree at Syracuse University. He joined WOKR-TV in 1983 to anchor a program called NewsScope. The program didn't last long, but Doug did. Doug went on to anchor weekends and report news. From 1986 to 1989, Doug anchored weeknight sportscasts. In 1989, he returned to news to anchor the station's new 5 PM newscast. In 2000, Doug took on additional duties as anchor of 13WHAM News This Morning, which became Good Day Rochester.
You can also listen to Doug on the radio weekday mornings on 95.1 The Fox. Doug serves on the boards of Camp Stella Maris, ABVI-Goodwill and Daystar, a unique daycare and foster home for babies with serious medical issues. He and his wife, Coleen, have three children.
Rebecca Leclair has been dishing it out for 30 years in Rochester! As a news broadcaster and communications expert, she's helped numerous charities convey their message and raise millions of dollars. Knowing the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was located in Rochester NY provided comfort to this mother of four as she raised four children of her own. Over the years, she showcased multiple stories about NCMEC and ways to protect families. She is proud that the first Associated Press award she received early on in her career was for "Best Series" for "Stranger Danger". Rebecca is a native of Geneseo, a graduate of Syracuse University and is now the owner of Leclair Communications, LLC.