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Catt Sadler of E! News & David Perry of 10 Percent to Host Red Carpet for Upcoming California Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Comcast Hometown Network

Catt Sadler of E! News & David Perry of 10 Percent to Host Red Carpet for Upcoming California Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Ceremony televised live on Comcast Hometown Network Channel 104 starting at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, December 8

5 December 2011 — LIVERMORE, California: What’s an award ceremony without a Red Carpet? Adding more excitement and glamour to the California Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, taking place in Sacramento on December 8, Comcast has brought on two of their most recognized talents to host the event’s pre-ceremony — Catt Sadler of E! News and David Perry, host of 10 Percent.

“Catt and David are the perfect pair to bring this prestigious event to Comcast customers throughout California,” said Jeff Giles, GM of Comcast Hometown Network. “By broadcasting this event live, we’re able to educate, entertain and enlighten millions of people about the incredible contributions of this year’s Hall of Fame inductees.”

Comcast will air a live broadcast of the red carpet arrivals as well as the induction ceremony on Comcast Hometown Network (channel 104 on Comcast systems), from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. across the state. The broadcast will also be streamed live on The California Museum’s web site at Satellite coordinates for the live feed will be made available for media interested in covering the ceremony.

This year’s California Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be the largest yet, taking place at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium. The California Museum, along with former First Lady Maria Shriver, created the California Hall of Fame to recognize legendary Californians who have influenced the state, the nation and the world.

The 2011 California Hall of Fame inductees, as selected by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and First Lady Anne Brown, are:

Moon explorer and astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Surf rock legends The Beach Boys
Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn
Community activist Father Gregory Boyle
Entrepreneurs and philanthropists Doris and Donald Fisher
Basketball superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Disability rights advocate Ed Roberts
Guitar visionary Carlos Santana
Celebrated contemporary novelist Amy Tan
Social justice champion and California Supreme Court Justice Roger Traynor

“The California Hall of Fame is honoring ten outstanding individuals who exemplify the creative and pioneering spirit of California,” said Governor Brown. “These men and women have enriched our lives and pointed the way to a future of unimagined quality.”

The 2011 California Hall of Fame inductees join 63 remarkable Californians who have made monumental achievements across a variety of disciplines including science, philanthropy, sports, business, entertainment, literature, technology, activism and politics. The California Hall of Fame highlights a broad range of California interests through honoring Golden State trailblazers who have broken barriers in not just one field or talent, but have impacted the world with the courage, determination and creativity of their achievements.

Catt Sadler is an Emmy-winning journalist who was recently named by the Los Angeles Times as One of the Top 10 Next Broadcasters of Our Generation. She can be seen on E! News and hosting a number of E! specials and high-caliber red carpet events. A graduate of Indiana University as a journalism major, Sadler got her start as the entertainment reporter for KBWB/KNTV in San Francisco, where for more than four years, she hosted a nightly lifestyle segment called “The Bay Beat” and traveled frequently to Los Angeles and New York to conduct celebrity interviews. In 2001, Sadler returned to her home state to host the Indiana Lottery’s Hoosier Millionaire, which became the longest-running syndicated lottery game show in the country. During this time, she also served as the official emcee for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers for the 2003-04 season. This Midwestern girl was bit by the acting bug at the age 11 after appearing in the film Hoosiers. In the years that followed, she acted in a number of school plays and musicals and also sang in an all-girl band. Sadler has since appeared on various soap operas including General Hospital and Night Shift as well as starring in the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus music video “You Better Pray.” Sadler is a mother of two handsome boys, Austin and Arion, and considers being a mother the hardest and most-rewarding job in the world.

With more than 100 shows under his belt, David Perry is the host of Comcast’s 10 Percent, now the longest-running LGBT talk show in California history. A long recognized face and voice in Northern California, Perry began his career as a journalist, writing for such publications as The Advocate, The Washington Blade, The San Francisco Examiner, Horizons Magazine and American Theatre, and was for many years a regular essayist on Northern California’s NPR station KALW Radio. A frequent lecturer on how technology is changing the face of communications, Perry also regularly speaks on the ethics of public relations. When he’s not on camera, Perry is the CEO of David Perry & Associates, Inc., a San Francisco-based corporate communications firm whose work has been represented at the Shanghai International World Expo, the 2008 Olympic Torch Run in San Francisco and the 34th America’s Cup. In 2006, his firm was honored as the “Exceptional Arts Related Business” by the San Francisco Business Arts Council. In his spare time, Perry is a maritime historian who sails regularly aboard ship as a lecturer. An avid traveler, Perry has visited more than 60 countries. He makes his home in San Francisco along with his husband, Alfredo Casuso.

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