Local Reporter Picked To Co-Host ‘Live!’ With Kelly

By Eddie Scarry Comment

Markette Smith, correspondent for WAMU radio and entertainment news reporter, has been selected as a top 10 finalist to co-host Live! alongside Kelly Ripa.

On July 3, thousands of contestants were whittled down to the top 25 and Smith was among them. She then had friends and family use social media to spread the word and encourage people to leave a comment on the Live! Facebook page saying “Choose Markette.” Yesterday it was announced Smith was named a top 10 finalist.

Between today and tomorrow at 3 p.m., Smith has to get as many votes as possible on the Live! web page. The five contestants with the most votes travel to New York City to host an entire episode on July 24, which happens to be Smith’s birthday.

You can place your vote here.