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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Houston & Dallas TV anchors ice the competition

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Fox 26 KRIV anchor Chris Stipes wins (Houston)

I'll admit it, you don't want me anywhere near a kitchen when it comes to baking or most food preparation for that matter. I got very lucky and married a great chef. The deal is I do the dishes and clean up, she makes the food. We're both happy with the arrangement.

So when I was asked to participate in Kroger's seventh annual Bringing Hope to the Table Cake-off (SEE LAST YEAR'S PHOTOS), I looked like a fish out of water. Especially next to the winner, Fox 26 KRIV anchor, and soon to be new father, Chris Stipes. The winner in Dallas was Eye Opener's Nerissa Knight.  Both winners were able to make a $1,000 donation to their city's food bank thanks to Kroger.

Nevertheless, Fox 26 KRIV and CBS Radio dual threat Cleverley Stone and I had fun during the event.

The big media bake-off kicks off Kroger’s annual Bringing Hope to the Table campaign which gives shoppers the opportunity to help raise money for the Houston Food Bank and its ongoing programs that support local food-insecure families, seniors and children (happens in Dallas too).

From May 1 – 14, customers can purchase a variety of campaign tagged products and a percentage of the sale will benefit the Houston Food Bank and North Texas Food Bank/Tarrant Area Food Bank among others across the country. This year, the Bringing Hope to the Table campaign is expected to raise more than $150,000 in the greater Houston area.

1. Chris Stipes, Morning News Anchor – FOX 26 – WINNER
2. Lily Jang, Morning News Anchor – KHOU 11
3. Patricia Lopez, Consumer Reporter - ABC 13
4. Kat Cosley, Host – Live Well Network /ABC 13
5. Cleverley Stone, Dining Reporter - CBS Sports Radio and FOX 26
6. Lizzet Lopez, News Anchor – Univision 45
7. Jo-Carolyn Goode, Managing Editor - Houston Style Magazine
8. Tyler Rudick, Staff Writer – CultureMap
9. Mike McGuff, Media Blogger –
10. Lisa Stauber, Blogger and Founder -
11. Tiffany Ivanovsky, Blogger -
12. Vicki Powers, Blogger – Houston on the Cheap
13. Los Metiches, Bloggers - Juan of Words

1. Nerissa Knight, Host – Eye Opener – WINNER
2. Robbie Owens, Anchor + Reporter – CBS 11
3. Samantha Davies, Meteorologist + Reporter - NBC 5
4. Cathy Barber, Features Editor - Dallas Morning News
5. Arnold Wayne Jones, Life + Style Editor - Dallas Voice

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Mike McGuff looking lost next to Cleverly Stone (Houston)

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Nerssa Knight with Robbie Owens (Dallas)

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Samantha Davies (Dallas)

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