Legendary actress, and former Miss America, Lee Meriwether has signed with Christopher's Metro Media Group, Inc. to serve as on-air talent for a new network news series he has created. "The Senior Living Report" is a syndicated news franchise that will air on TV and radio newscasts around the country. Christopher created the idea a few years ago with the thought that the project should be hosted by a female celebrity who is also a senior citizen who would provide helpful information and cover stories that are geared to that demographic. "I actually came up with the idea a few years ago and I have been trying to think of the right person for this project ever since, and just a few weeks ago, I was on a 'red eye' from LA to Detroit and when we landed I saw Lee Meriwether standing next to me at the baggage claim and that's when it hit me. She was the one", Christopher says. "She looks great, she was Miss America so how could she not?", Christopher jokes. "Lee is an outstanding talent, the right person with the right 'look' and I am very excited to see her bring this very unique and important project to the country."
"Senior Living Report" will air as often as daily on TV and radio newscasts throughout the country and cover topics ranging from "How to Invest as a Senior Citizen" and "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren" to important health related topics that effect senior citizens everyday.
Working in TV news is a kind of homecoming for Meriwether. After being crowned Miss America in 1955, Lee was one of the first co-hosts of "The Today Show" on NBC.
In 1966, Lee played "Catwoman" in the original "Batman" movie (click on photos below to see clips of Lee from the movie). After numerous television roles over the years, Lee is best-known as private detective Betty Jones, daughter-in-law and crime-solving partner to Buddy Ebsen's character in the popular long-running series "Barnaby Jones", a role that earned Lee 2 Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy Award nomination. Besides hosting "Senior Living Report", Lee also plays Ruth Martin on the top daytime soap, "All My Children".
[Back to Home]
Copyright 2008 Metro Media Group, Inc.