Celebrity Guests

DR. STEVE

Dr. Steve Salvatore is as board certified Emergency Medicine physician. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital and was formerly an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department of St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital in Manhattan. Prior to his post at St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital, Dr. Steve was the Assistant Director and Attending Physician in the ER of St. John’s Queens Hospital. He was also an Attending Physician at New York Hospital Queens and has been an Assistant Clinical Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cornell Medical School. A graduate of Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Dr. Steve received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine with honors in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy and is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Steve is the host of  a 30-minute health, wellness and lifestyle program on PIX11.

BILLY BLANKS

Billy Blanks is the creator of Tae Bo® Fitness, the revolutionary total body fitness system that has helped millions of people around the world get in shape and feel great! He has also devoted a great deal of time toward helping people through his Foundation and by traveling around the world to train the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition, Billy’s extraordinary achievements as a world karate champion, actor, author, motivator, philanthropist and humanitarian continue to earn him acclaim.

Whatever incredible project he may be working on, Billy has made helping others a top priority in his life. The most vibrant example is The Billy Blanks Foundation. Established in 1999 by Billy and his ex-wife Gayle, the foundation is dedicated to equipping high-risk individuals with life skills that allow them to achieve their full potential. Billy has also done notable work with the military. He frequently travels with members of his family, including daughter Shellie, thus helping to integrate cross-gender, generational and racial messages into their appearances at training camps and hotspots worldwide. Billy’s work with the military has included trips with his daughter to Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sarajevo, Greece, Africa, Germany and Italy, to work with members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

JODI APPLEGATE

Jodi Applegate joined PIX11 as the anchor of PIX11 News at Ten in October 2010.An award-winning television journalist, Jodi has anchored at NBC Network and MSNBC, and has also anchored or reported in several major local markets, including New York City, Boston, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Phoenix. Prior to joining PIX11, Jodi was a main anchor at News12 Long Island.

Her most memorable assignments throughout her career to date include: anchoring live from London during the coverage of the death and funeral of Princess Diana; anchoring from Hong Kong at the time of its handover to China; anchoring from Republican and Democratic political conventions in Chicago, Boston and San Diego; as well as from the Olympics in Atlanta.

Jodi graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in film and television. She grew up in Pennsylvania and currently lives in Manhattan.  She is married to Michael Kay, Yankee TV play-by-play announcer and ESPN radio host.

SUKANYA KRISHNAN

Three time Emmy Award winning anchor and reporter, Sukanya Krishnan joined PIX11 Morning News in August 2001as a reporter. After proving herself in the field, she took on a new challenge as host of Home Delivery, a nationally syndicated show for NBC/Universal. But the world of news beckoned, and Krishnan returned to Channel 11 in 2004, as the first South Asian anchor in local morning news in the number one market.

Krishnan has won numerous community service awards, including honors from the NYPDand the NJ State and Local Police Departments, as well as many others from Indian American organizations for representing South Asians in the media.Her Emmy awards include a 2002 recognition for her coverage as a live reporter on 9-11, and back-to-back Emmys in 2005 and 2006 for On-Camera Achievement (NEWS) Anchor/Host.

Since 2002, Krishnan has been involved with World Cares, an organization that helps first responders and fosters safe and effective disaster response and resilient recovery within communities.

TAMSEN FADAL

Emmy award winning journalist, Tamsen Fadal, joined the Emmy Award-winning PIX Morning News in March 2008. Tamsen can be seen anchoring weekday mornings from 4:00am-6am bringing viewers the stories of the day that get people talking. Tamsen came to PIX as the host of Totally Tamsen, a features segment giving viewers a firsthand look at new and exciting places, people, events and celebrities in the tri-state area. In January 2010, Tamsen had the amazing opportunity to grace the Great White Way and make her Broadway debut in the musical Chicago, starring Ashlee Simpson as well as in In The Heights.

Tamsen was awarded an Emmy in 2005 for her work as an Investigative Journalist at KYW-TV in Philadelphia, and a Broadcast Journalism Award in 2004 by the National Air Disaster Foundation [NADF] post 9/11, for contributions leading to improved aviation safety.

KAITY TONG

Kaity Tong, known for her professionalism, warmth, and quick wit, is one of the most popular local news anchors in the New York market. She currently field anchors the Emmy Award- winning PIX News at Ten each weeknight.

After ten years at WABC’s “Eyewitness News”, Kaity joined WPIX where she has co-anchored the Emmy Award-winning “PIX News at Ten” for nearly twenty years.Kaity joins Gloria Steinem and Beverly Sills in receiving the “Exceptional Achievement Award” from The Women’s Project and was the first woman honored by Rotary International with its “Paul Harris Fellowship.” She was also honored with a “Star” award by the New York Women’s Agenda.

Kaity has been recognized by the Chinese America Arts Council for her excellence in communication. She has received a “Distinguished Woman” award from the Chinese- American Planning Council and a Champion of Excellence Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans. A naturalized citizen, Kaity is especially proud to have received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for her work. . She was recently honored by the wildly popular website, Fabulous Over Fifty, and is slated to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the OCA this November.

She is actively involved with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the League for the Hard of Hearing, the China AIDS Fund, Plate to Plate, and Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, just to name a few.

WEBSITE

Hey guys!  It’s me, DDP.  That’s right, former 3-time WCW World Champion Professional Wrestler.  If you were never a fan of wrestling, that’s ok… because what I’m doing now is so much cooler.  For the last 12 years I’ve been focusing on developing this amazing new workout system, and I actually have been able to help a lot of people along the way!  I honestly believe that everything I’ve done in my life has put me in this exact spot… helping others change their lives in a positive way is what I was truly meant to do.  A lot of guys tell me they thought DDP doing some form of Yoga was a huge marketing gimmick, but it couldn’t be further from the truth.  DDP Yoga is something I believe in with all the passion in the world.  I have seen it change lives first hand.

So before you go any further, if you haven’t watched it yet… take 5 minutes and watch the following video.  It may just show you why I don’t mind skeptics… I welcome the opportunity to show them what is possible with the right mindset and the right work ethic.  DDP Yoga isn’t a gimmick… see for yourself:

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