Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Dr. Drew welcomes Lauren Sivan as Co-Host of “Dr. Drew Midday Live
LOS ANGELES, CA, January XX, 2018 – Cumulus Media announces that Los Angeles television anchor, reporter and pop culture observer, Lauren Sivan, joined nationally known medical expert and media personality Dr. Drew Pinsky as Co-Host of the daily News Talk radio show, Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan. The three-hour program debuted this week and features a blend of Dr. Drew’s and Sivan’s takes on the news of the day, mixed with expert advice and counseling, celebrity and newsmaker interviews and listener interaction. Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan airs live Monday through Friday from 12Noon-3pm on Cumulus Media-Los Angeles News Talk station Talk Radio 790/KABC Radio and from 1pm-3pm in a live simulcast on Cumulus Media-San Francisco News Talk station KGO 810.
Sivan has made regular appearances on KABC Radio as fill-in co-host with Dr. Drew (in Middays) and John Phillips (in Afternoon Drive), and has anchored the news in Morning Drive on McIntyre in the Morning. She also hosted a “KABC Friday Night Special” in 2016. Sivan previously anchored the KTTV FOX 11 5 O'Clock News in Los Angeles, and reported for FOX 11 and for Good Day LA. A native New Yorker and a graduate of the George Washington University with degrees in Journalism and Political Science, Slivan began her broadcast news career in 2003 as morning anchor and reporter for WETM-18 News in Elmira, NY. Two years later she was hired in her hometown as evening anchor for News 12 Long Island and in 2008 she became the overnight, breaking news anchor for the FOX News Channel in New York City. She has reported for FOX News Channel shows including The FOX Report with Shepard Smith and On The Record with Greta Van Susteren, hosted The Strategy Room on Foxnews.com, and has been a regular panelist on the FOX News Channel’s late night show Red Eye. In addition, Sivan has covered entertainment news for Extra and TV Guide Network. Prior to her on-air career, she spent six years as a producer with the FOX News Channel, working on shows including Fox News Sunday and Fox & Friends
Dr. Drew said: “I’m looking forward to working with Lauren and connecting with listeners to talk about life issues, the politics of life and anything that helps listeners improve their personal situations. There is no better place than the legendary KABC and KGO 810 to engage and interact with the people in Los Angeles and San Francisco.”
Sivan said: “I am thrilled to join Dr. Drew as co-host, and to launch the next generation of this dynamic and engaging show. As a broadcast journalist, I love being able to talk with Dr. Drew and our listeners every day about issues that are relevant and topical – and often controversial. It’s a great pleasure to not only tell stories on the show, but to break them down and hear what people are really thinking and what really matters to them.”
Dawn Girocco, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Los Angeles, said: “Dr. Drew and Lauren have a unique chemistry- challenging, honest, and always entertaining. Both bring a world of varied experiences and distinctive perspectives to the show, and are already getting positive listener response in L.A. and San Francisco.”
About Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan
Dr. Drew Pinsky partners with Lauren Sivan in hosting Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan on Talk Radio 790/KABC in Los Angeles and on KGO 810 in San Francisco. Dr. Drew isn’t just a celebrity doctor… he is the face and authority of medical views and advice in the media. The longtime syndicated late night host of Loveline gained major attention and celebrity after starring on his own VH1 show, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, and continued his successful television run with Dr. Drew on Call on HLN. His numerous television and film credits also include appearances on Family Guy, Wild Hogs, Dawson’s Creek, Robot Chicken and The Adam Corolla Project. A practicing doctor, father, author, addictionologist, and media catalyst (especially on social media), Dr. Drew is an M.D., Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine, bringing his extensive medical and relationship experience to radio listeners in a show that focuses on the day’s hottest stories.
About Cumulus Media
A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (PINK: CMLSQ) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 446 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), approximately 8,000 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, Westwood One News, and more. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.