Wayne Brady to Host the 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

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Talented comedian, singer, dancer & talk show host tops Emmy bill

Wayne Brady Daytime Emmy Award-nominee Wayne Brady (The Wayne Brady Show) has been named host of the 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards airing on the ABC television network on Friday, May 16, 2003 it was announced today by Brian Frons, president, ABC Daytime.

Brady is host of The Wayne Brady Show, the popular entertainment/talk show syndicated by Buena Vista Television, nominated for 4 Daytime Emmy Awards.  Brady, also known for his work on ABC's Whose Line is it Anyway?, for which he received two Emmy nominations, was recently seen on the primetime NBC series, American Dreams, where he portrayed the legendary Jackie Wilson.  Brady also made a memorable appearance at the 2nd Annual TV Guide Awards and performed solo at the 52nd Annualy Emmy Awards in September, 2000.  In September of 2002, Brady made history as the first African American to ever host the Miss America Competition. In addition, he continues to tour the country with his live theater show. 

Special presenters and guest stars of the 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards broadcast will be announced shortly.  This year marks the first time the Daytime Emmy telecast will be three hours in length.   White Cherry Entertainment will produce the show.  The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Television Academy in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.