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DANCING WITH THE STARS


Save the date of March 9, 2019 for our Dancing with the Stars fundraiser to benefit Faith in Action of Oakland County. It will be held at the San Marino Club in Troy and we will have a limit of only 650 tickets to be sold. Requests for ticket purchase has already started coming in. The tickets will be $75 per person which will include appetizer stations, an open bar and the best entertainment you could ever imagine. Order your tickets early or consider being one of our sponsors which includes free tickets..

The People’s Choice Award will be awarded to the Dancer that receives the most online votes. Each vote is $10. 100% goes directly to Faith in Action of Oakland County. You can vote for your choice below by clicking the "Vote Now" button above the person’s name.


Emcee:

Jason Colthorp

Anchor/ Reporter - WDIV

Jason Colthorp is a reporter/anchor at Local 4.

Teachers have had a big impact on Jason's career as a journalist. The first was Anne Russell, who guided Jason to the Manatee County Speech Contest title in fifth-grade. It was here crafting of the speech and tips on delivery that made "My Date With Betty Crocker" a winner and gave Jason the early knack for public speaking.

A few years later, that knack for public speaking came in handy in Judy Krocker's journalism class at Manatee High School. After a year of newscasts for the inaugural "Cane News," Jason knew what he wanted to do -- be an anchor on "SportsCenter." As a sports reporter at WILX in Lansing, that dream turned into becoming an anchor on the "TODAY Show" when he switched to the news game. 

After 14 years at WILX as a reporter and anchor, Jason joined Local 4 in January 2015 as a general assignment reporter. Jason is a Lansing native and spent summers in Michigan and the school years in Florida. He graduated from Michigan State with a degree in journalism and is excited to finally live in "the D." Feel free to email him with story ideas or ask him to host your charity event because he's anxious to get out and see more of the city.

Claim to Fame: A guest-host gig filling in for Regis Philbin on Live! With Regis & Kelly in 2009.

Little Known Fact: Jason worked many-a-Saturday night as a wedding DJ. Look at his picture again -- he may have DJ'd your wedding.

Hidden Talent: Jason isn't Frank Caliendo, but he's known for doing many different impersonations of local and national celebs.


Event Judges:

Alisa Zee

Veteran Broadcaster

Veteran broadcaster Alisa Zee started her career in 1977. She was literally born to the industry, as the daughter of broadcast icon Specs Howard at whose knee she learned to love the business of radio and television.  In her work at the Specs Howard School of Media Arts Alisa spends her time guiding others toward careers in the industry she so passionately loves. Additionally Alisa is a regular contributor to America in the Morning with John Trout, heard on more than 300 stations across the country.

Alisa donates her time and talents whenever possible to charitable organizations such as the Parkinson Foundation of Michigan, Faith in Action of Oakland County, Habitat for Humanity Detroit and The Muscular Dystrophy Association. She is the president of Horses Heal Hearts of Michigan, a 501 © 3 organization founded to honor a fallen West Bloomfield police sergeant. She is the proud mother of four daughters and love to watch them grow and contribute to the world around them.



Frank Beckmann

The Frank Beckmann Show

Frank has been honored numerous times by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for The Best Midday Show award.

Frank is the recipient of the 2014 Chris Schenkel Award by the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame.

Frank was selected to be the honorary chairman of the U.S. Senior 2012 Open, which was held at Indianwood Golf and Country Club. This is a highlight of Frank’s golfing life.“The Frank Beckmann Show” was honored by “Hour Magazine” as the best AM local talk-radio show of 2010.

Frank was honored by the Michigan Taxpayers Alliance with the first “Voice of the Taxpayers Award.” This award goes to a member of the media with the best coverage of issues of importance to state taxpayers.

Frank was honored by the U.S. Renewable Energy Association with the 2009Broadcasting Excellence Award. This award recognizes Frank for the body of information, resources, and show guests, which contribute to the understanding of earth climate and energy systems beyond political dictation or agenda-based science

Frank was honored with the Michigan National Guard Media Appreciation Award for his work with the Saving Mohammed Project.

Frank was elected in 2008 to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

Frank has been the Broadcast Voice of Michigan Football for 33 Years

Frank has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charitable causes including March of Dimes, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, the Autism Alliance of Michigan and Kali’s Cure for Paralysis, among numerous others.

Frank Beckmann is the winner of the Ty Tyson Award for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting.

Frank writes a popular weekly column on Fridays for the Detroit News.

Frank has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charitable causes including March of Dimes, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, the Autism Alliance of Michigan and Kali’s Cure for Paralysis, among numerous others.

Ronnie Dahl

Veteran Reporter

Ronnie Dahl became well known in the Motor City for her feisty and tenacious reporting style.  As the advocate reporter for the local ABC affiliate, she exposed irresponsible property owners, chased down illegal dumpers and helped get the squatter laws in Michigan changed.

Her reporting gave a voice to the voiceless and improved neighborhoods.  Post reporting, Ronnie continues to support Detroit residents thru volunteer work.   Follow her on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.







Roop Raj

Anchor / Reporter - Fox

"Welcome Home." These are words I've been waiting to hear for more than a decade. And it is great to be back in Detroit, my home. I spent the last seven years in New Orleans as morning anchor/reporter at one of the TV stations there. I was there for three years before Hurricane Katrina and spent the last four years covering that city's recovery. Before that, I worked as a reporter, anchor and weatherman at the NBC station in Flint, MI for four years.

A defining moment in my career was covering Hurricane Katrina while living in New Orleans. Anchoring for almost 17 hours straight as the monster storm came ashore was truly a reminder of why we do what we do. People who were stuck in their homes alone had no contact with the outside world but us.

I believe that my job as a reporter here at FOX news doesn't end when we sign off. I want to get involved in the community whether it be working as a judge at your organization's event or volunteering with your group. So please, let me know how I can dive right in and help this community. There's truly no place like home.




Steve Curtis

Deputy OCSO

Steve is a Deputy for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. He works as a road Deputy for the Rochester Hills substation. Steve and his wife Renee are the proud parents of two boys, Miles and Landen.

Steve has a BS degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College in New York City. His passions include singing, playing guitar and training in the martial arts. Steve’s history includes performing in multiple musicals and plays in New York City.









Rob Stone



Rob Stone of “The Rob + Holly Show” is the afternoon drive host along with Holly Hutton on Detroit's #1 for Country, 99.5 WYCD. Rob is a 2016 Academy of Country Music Award winner in the category of "Major Market Personality of the Year" for the Rob & Linda Show. You can also watch him on CW50 as he is the host of "Street Beat," a community affairs program focused on the positive events happening in Detroit. In 2018 Rob became the in arena host for the Detroit Lions. He also spends time outside of his day job auditioning for acting positions in film, commercials and modeling. He's been seen in commercials for health care, automotive and other popular events in Michigan, such as the North American International Auto Show.   

He is a huge music fan who loves playing guitar, singing karaoke and is heavily involved in the music community from Detroit to Nashville. Rob holds a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media from Michigan State University. He is Michigan proud and loves staying close to family and friends. Being born in Detroit, raised in Almont/Romeo and schooled in East Lansing, Rob knows the importance of live and local.   

One of the most rewarding parts of working in media for Rob is being able to give back. Being in radio and TV has introduced him to several causes that have become close to his heart, including; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The American Diabetes Association, The American Red Cross and countless others. He is so appreciative and grateful to be working a dream job and is always humbled to give back in any way he can.  ​

Rob resides in St. Clair Shores with his wife Katie and their adopted fur baby, Layla. Rob and Kate have known each other since elementary school and are super excited to be welcoming their first child in April!  


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PO Box 706
Union Lake, MI 48387
PHONE- 248-820-3767
EMAIL : faithinactionoakland@gmail.com