After more than 30 years of setting an alarm clock for an unbelievably crazy early hour, I have decided to end my reporting and anchoring stint for morning drive radio. I am ready for a new lifestyle, but I don’t exactly know what that looks like yet. I hope it will include lots travel and definitely heaps more time with my husband Jack Swanson, Director of News and Programming at KCBS Radio in San Francisco, who has stoically put up with this crazy schedule of mine for far too long.
This change also means the opportunity to be more involved in my work for Move America Forward, the organization I co-founded in 2005 which advocates for our troops and their missions. We have raised over $4 million dollars for care packages we send to Iraq and Afghanistan where our men and women serve with distinction and honor.
Celebrities Come Together to Help Raise Over
$300,000 for Charity to Send Military Care Packages
Sacramento, Calif. - The nation's largest grassroots pro-troop organization, Move America Forward has announced their 9th annual Troopathon fundraiser brought in $303,435 to send care packages to troops on the front lines in Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Syria and other areas where troops are deployed as part of the War on Terror.
This year’s Troopathon ended June 23rd and was held at a studio in Sacramento, California where Move America Forward is headquartered. Co-hosts were Rita Cosby, WABC Radio host and Emmy Award-winning TV host, Melanie Morgan, KSRO Radio host and co-founder of Move America Forward, and NewsmaxTV Anchor and Managing Editor John Bachman. Morgan received the Mark Twain Award for Best Special Program in 2006 when she broadcast live “Voices of Soldiers” from one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces during the U.S invasion of Iraq. In 2016 she won the Edward R Murrow and the AP Award for Best Local Newscast. Rita Cosby is a winner of four prestigeous Gracie Awards.
9th ANNUAL FUNDRAISER PARTNERS WITH NEWSMAX TO BRING TOGETHER PRO-TROOP MOVIE STARS, ATHLETES, MUSICIANS, RADIO AND TV PERSONALITIES
Sacramento, CA – Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop grassroots organization, announces their 9th star-studded live fundraiser that helps send care packages to American troops deployed in war zones overseas.
In a major boost to this year’s efforts, Troopathon is proud to partner with Newsmax TV and Newsmax.com where the program will be seen in its entirety on both platforms. Along with their strong web presence, where they are a go-to source for independent news, Newsmax TV is growing rapidly and now reaches over 40 million cable/satellite homes and subscribers, making this the largest audience to-date to view Troopathon. As in year’s past, it can also be viewed on www.Troopathon.org as well.
Radio, Class 2, "The KSRO Morning News," Melanie Morgan, Daniel Trucios, Larry Olson, Tom Benner, KSRO, Santa Rosa
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." -Mark Twain
We make our living reporting the news, and we never take our responsibility for granted. It's a damn good living, and I'm proud to be called a journalist. So ....thanks Mr. Clemons for your Award for "Best Local Newscast" from the Associated Press Saturday Night. Our fierce news crew at KSRO Radio could not have been more proud to marry the Mark Twain Award with the Edward R. Murrow Award we received last month for Best Local Newscast. Humbly yours...Mel, Larry, Dan, Officer Vic and the entire news department at KSRO 1350.
Throughout the Bush years, liberals repeated “Bush lied, people died” like a mantra. That slander wasn’t true then and it’s not anymore true now that it has resurfaced. There are many legitimate criticisms of the way the Bush Administration conducted the war in Iraq and even more of the way Obama threw away all the blood and treasure we spent there for the sake of politics, but you have to be malicious or just an imbecile at this point to accuse Bush of lying about WMDs.