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On Air Staffs Up

Twentieth Television’s On Air with Ryan Seacrest
has added two executive producers, a news anchor and other staff to the syndicated show as it gears up for a January-2004 launch.

David Armour joins Adam Freeman and host Seacrest as executive producer. Armour has also executive-produced such syndie talkers as Queen Latifah
, The Montel Williams Show
and The Ricki Lake Show
. Armour also consults on another Twentieth show, Classmates
.

Marla Kell Brown comes on as consulting executive producer. Brown was executive producer of The Arsenio Hall Show
and produced The Morning Show with Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford
, later to become Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
. She was also a news producer at WABC-TV in New York.

In the talent department, Rosanna Tavarez will be the show’s news anchor. Tavarez was part of pop group Eden’s Crush, discovered on The WB Television Network’s Popstars
. She’s also been a reporter/producer on Telemundo/MUN2 show Fuzion
.

Other staff joining On Air
includes Mary Jaras as senior news producer, Siobhan Schanda as music-talent booker and Tricia Daniels and Kari Johnson as celebrity-talent bookers.

On Air has been cleared in 90% of the country and will be shot live each day at the Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex.

has been cleared in 90% of the country and will be shot live each day at the Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.