Host, New Day Northwest — KING 5
Margaret Larson is a veteran television journalist, currently serving as the host of KING-TV's daily talk show New Day Northwest. In her more than 25-year career, she's twice worked at NBC News, as a foreign correspondent for NBC Nightly News, news anchor for the Today Show, and a correspondent for Dateline NBC. Margaret has devoted many years to humanitarian issues with World Vision, Mercy Corps, PATH, and other organizations, and helped found Burkitt's Lymphoma Fund for Africa which partners with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to treat the most common form of childhood cancer in Africa. Margaret, her husband Tim, and son Kyle are all devoted animal lovers, and recently welcomed a Jack Russell rescue pup, Pip, to their family.
Anchor, This Morning — Q13 FOX News
A Northwest native and proud UW Husky, Kaci Aitchison picked up her first microphone as a UW sophomore and hasn’t put it down since. Kaci started in radio at KISS-FM Seattle in college and then spent 4 years as a co-host on The Bob Rivers morning show on KZOK. Kaci joined Q13 FOX News This Morning in 2009 as a feature reporter, and now co-anchors the morning show. The furriest member of her family is Saffron T. Cat, whom she and her husband are always wondering "What’s Saffy doing?"
News Anchor, Newsradio — KOMO
Brian Calvert has spent over two decades on the air in the Northwest, working on both television and radio. Currently, he takes a more in-depth look weekdays from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. on KOMO Newsradio (1000 AM / 97.7 FM). When he’s not on the radio, he does voice work for his own clients and consults nonprofits on marketing and social media strategies. Brian has enthusiastically supported the work of the Seattle Humane Society since moving to Seattle in 2001. His two dogs, Zoe Marie and Cooper, are proud shelter pups.
Host, "It’s Raining Cats & Dogs" — KIRO Radio
Shawn Stewart is a baker, blogger, dog lover, and passionate supporter of The Seattle Humane Society. Shawn is an experienced radio personality and is now at KIRO Radio where she hosts and produces the popular weekly pet show It’s Raining Cats & Dogs, featuring an adoptable cat or dog every week from Seattle Humane.
Throughout his 37-year career, David Silverman has entertained people as an actor, standup comedian, singer, dancer, choreographer, director, and emcee. A familiar face to Northwest audiences on stage and on television, David has a long list of credits including winning the first Seattle Laugh-off in 1980. David has been Seattle Humane Society’s dedicated auctioneer for many years and we so appreciate his talent and passion for the animals.