BRANDI WILLIAMS, THE NEW morning television personality at KUSI-TV, is no stranger to the world of broadcasting. By the age of 21, this Southern Pennsylvania glamour girl moved on from the beauty-pageant track (she won 50 of them as a child) and her role as an NFL cheerleader to host the nationally syndicated Vegas Minute; co-host Fox TV’s popular New Year’s Eve party with Ryan Seacrest; and host The Ultimate Poker Challenge, a nationally televised show during the height of the poker rebirth.
Williams’ career highlights include reporting for KTLA (Los Angeles), TV’s Extra and E! Entertainment. She hosted her own show on the Outdoor Channel and World’s Biggest Birthday Party on the Travel Channel with Donny Osmond. She also hosted the Mark Burnett
reality TV show Toughest Cowboy.
While working for TV Guide, she covered the red carpet for three years and was routinely in the face of such A-List stars as Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise and George Clooney.
“I’m so happy to be here in San Diego,” Williams says. “I love what I do and I love that I get to show the real me on television every day.”
The “real me” translates to a clean-cut beauty — Williams doesn’t drink alcohol or caffeine, doesn’t smoke or do drugs. And, she’s rescued more than 200 dogs over the last five years.
Look for Williams in the morning slot Wednesdays through Fridays as a KUSI reporter and host of Pet Tip of the Week and on weekends as an anchor and host of Brandi-Tainment.
San Diego Life: By Joe Ditler