Michelle Davidson, co-host of the new local morning show “Kansas City Live,” is featured in the current edition of “Her Kansas City” magazine, a publication designed to portray women in a positive light.
The show is on from 10-11 a.m. on KSHB and made its debut in August.
“Thanks to a background in TV reporting, Davidson is used to the excitement and the occasional awkwardness inherent to live programming,” wrote Crystal K. Wiebe about the “30-something” actress, mother, screenwriter and broadcast journalist.”
“Michelle brings a wealth of experience and ideas to Kansas City Live,” says producer Stephanie Liebergen. “From news to film, each element of her past makes her a well-rounded person and brings a unique quality to her on-camera personality.”
Wiebe explains the dynamics between Davidson and her co-host.
“In the tradition of nationally broadcast morning shows, Kansas City Live depends on the openness of and interplay between its co-hosts. Michael Mackie is the Regis Philbin to Davidson’s Kelly Ripa. With a beard and close crop as white-blond as her shoulder-length mane, Mackie could pass as her brother. Mackie’s persona is slightly impish but not too snarky. Davidson comes off as the stylish, funny, suburban mom she is.”
Davidson met her co-host where they worked on a commercial together.
“The film community is where Davidson initially met her Kansas City Live co-host,” notes Wiebe. “Mackie and Davidson worked on a commercial together a couple of years ago. As a performer and collaborator, she says they had chemistry from the start.”
“It’s a positive for Kansas City to have a show that lets the city shine and the people of KC shine,” she says. “I hope people will grow to see the awesome potential of the show.”