KTLA 5 Expands Podcast Offerings “Diva Defined with Sheryl Lee Ralph” Launches January 10

KTLA 5 Expands Podcast Offerings “Diva Defined with Sheryl Lee Ralph” Launches January 10

LOS ANGELES – January 8, 2019– KTLA 5, Tribune Broadcasting’s Los Angeles television station, today announced the station has added a new podcast to its offerings, DIVA Defined with Sheryl Lee Ralph will launch on January 10 with new episodes available for download each Thursday.

Hosted by legendary stage and screen actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, DIVA Defined features empowering, inspirational conversations with women as they discuss life balance, reinvention, health, money, family and careers. Upcoming guests include: Loni Love, Bresha Webb, Patrice Washington, Chandra Wilson, Dawn Lyen-Gardener, Sherri Shepherd, Angela Means, Shaun Robinson and more.

Said Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Divas! This one is for you! I’ve always wanted to host my own podcast and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. My friends and I sit down for some eye-opening conversations that will change your life. I’m excited to share our sisterhood, successes and trials with divas around the world. I hope you will be just as inspired as I am.”

Download DIVA Defined on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher and at KTLA.com beginning January 10.

DIVA Defined will join KTLA’s podcast lineup The News Director’s Office, Frank Buckley Interviews, Spoken Dreams and California Cooking.

Digitally, KTLA.com’s social media presence is No. 1 in the market with 5.8 million total followers including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram users.

“Podcasting continues to grow and is an exciting way to connect with listeners on a more personal level and Sheryl Lee Ralph is a perfect addition to our lineup…honest, open and aware, a true DIVA in the best sense,” said Jason Ball, Vice President of Content Development, Tribune Audio Network and Vice President/News Director at KTLA 5.

Sheryl Lee Ralph is acclaimed show business “pro”, her award-winning body of work in film, television and the Broadway stage includes originating and creating the role of Deena Jones on Broadway in the landmark musical Dreamgirls, which earned her a Tony Award Nomination and a Drama Desk Award Nomination for Best Actress. She also scored a top-ten selling dance hit in the mid-eighties with the infectious anthem In the Evening. On television, she has starred in It’s a Living, her own series New Attitude, the George Foreman series George and in the hit comedy Designing Women. She was voted one of TV’s Favorite Moms for her portrayal of loving step mom, Dee on the series Moesha and received numerous NAACP Image Award nominations for this role. In the SHOWTIME series, Barbershop, Sheryl broke new ground as the popular, post-operative transsexual, Claire. She brought a new face to the sufferings of war in the NBC hit series ER. Her extensive film credits include Sister Act II, The Flintstones, The Mighty Quinnwith Denzel Washington, Mistress with Robert De Niro, and Eddie Murphy’s Distinguished Gentleman. Sheryl Lee’s performance with Danny Glover in To Sleep with Anger won her the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress.

As a producer and AIDS activist, Ms. Ralph was awarded the first Red Ribbon Award at the UN for her unique use of the arts in battling HIV/AIDS. She is the founding director of the DIVA (AIDS) Foundation 501C3. Honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. she holds the distinction of being the first and youngest female graduate of Rutgers College (RU) at the age of 19. She also has a Doctorate in Humanities from Tougaloo College for her AIDS activism. The mother of a blended family of four, Sheryl Lee is married to State Senator Vincent Hughes of Pennsylvania.

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