Air Waves
by Laura Nachman
The Metro

June 9, 2005


Many current and former Philadelphia television personalities attended the wedding of former WCAU-10 anchor and Delaware Valley native Karen Hepp Saturday at St. John Neumann Church in Bryn Mawr, PA.


Among those on the guest list were WCAU-10 weather man Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, recently-retired WCAU-10 reporter Sheela Allen Stephens, WCAU-10 reporter Mike Strug accompanied by date Sharon Crowley of WTXF-29, former WCAU-10 reporter Alicia Taylor, former KYW-3 reporter Tamsen Fadal, and WTXF-29 reporter Robin Taylor.


Hepp works for the Fox affiliate in New York City now.


WCAU-10’s Edie Huggins, former KYW-3 reporter Trudy Haynes, WDAS 105.3-FM’s Patty Jackson, and WPVI-6’s Vernon Odom will be honored at the inaugural Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists’ “Banquet of Honors” Saturday night at the Temple University Diamond Club in Philadelphia. 


Huggins will be celebrating her 40th anniversary with WCAU-10 next year.  Haynes worked for KYW-3 for 33 years before retiring in 1998.  Odom is approaching his 30th anniversary with Channel 6.  Jackson is approaching her 20th anniversary with WDAS.


CN8 news anchor Arthur Fennell will host the banquet.  For more information, go to


Philadelphia freelance designer Princess Warren, 22, is one of the contestants in the new reality show “The Cut,” debuting on CBS tonight at 8 p.m.  Designer Tommy Hilfiger will award the winner a clothing line at the end of the series.  Hilfiger’s daughter, Ally, was the star of her own reality series “Rich Girls” on MTV last year.



The always-funny “MTV Movie Awards” airs tonight at 8:30 p.m. Jimmy Fallon (“Fever Pitch”) hosts.  Eminem, the Foo Fighters, and Mariah Carey perform.  Up for best movie:  “Ray,” “Napolean Dynamite,” “Spiderman 2,” “Kill Bill Vol. 2,” and “The Incredibles.”


NBC hopes it will get a big audience again for “Hit Me Baby One More Time” at 9 p.m.  This week’s lineup is The Knack, The Motels, Vanilla Ice, and Tommy Tutone.  In last week’s highly rated debut, Arrested Development beat Tiffany, Loverboy, A Flock of Seagulls, and Cece Penniston in the battle of the “has-bands.”


WMMR 93.3-FM comedian Joe Conklin is performing at the “Borgata Comedy Club” in Atlantic City every Sunday night this summer.


Metro television and radio columnist Laura Nachman will be discussing the television season on “Money Matters Today” with Mary Caraccioli tonight at 8 p.m. on CN8.