Pittsburgh native Joe Manganiello is a diversely talented actor with a diverse range. Among his most popular roles, Manganiello starred in Steven Soderbergh’s cultural phenomenon “Magic Mike” and the sequel, “Magic Mike XXL.” He was previously best known for playing the fan-favorite character ‘Alcide Herveaux,’ a protective big-hearted werewolf on HBO’s critically acclaimed series “True Blood.” The actor has also held reoccurring roles on “How I Met Your Mother,” “One Tree Hill” and was named one of Men’s Health’s 100 Fittest Men of All Time.
John C. McGinley has amassed decades of stellar work on stage and screen, including seven collaborations with Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone. His most significant role is Dad to Max, was born with Down syndrome. After Max’s birth he pursued a role on the TV show “Scrubs” that allowed him to spend more time at home. John was recognized as “Parent of the Year” by ivillage.com, and he has joined the Special Olympics campaign “Spread the Word to End the Word.” In 2011 John received Global’s Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award. He also serves on Global’s Board of Directors. His most recent role is in the horror-comedy “Stan Against Evil.”
Christiansen grew up in Colorado and graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her first job was as a writer and associate producer for the 6 a.m. news here at 9NEWS. She went on to work as a writer for the late newscasts and eventually made the transition to general assignment reporter. Her first anchor position was on 9News Saturday Morning. She went on to anchor the 5 and 10 p.m. on the weekends with Ward Lucas. She currently serves as a co-anchor of 4 p.m. at 9NEWS and 9NEWS at 9 p.m..