Stacey Brooks

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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host

Terry Bradshaw Roast had a star-studded red carpet

NFL Hall of Famer and four-time Super Bowl-winning Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and current FOX NFL Sunday broadcaster Terry Bradshaw was honored at the Friars Club Roast at the Arizona Biltmore hotel Thursday. We were on the red carpet to find out whether Bradshaw’s friends and colleagues thought he was ready for the cheap shots and […]
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host

Dog photos for sick Arizona boy show how awesome people can be

Dog lovers from around the world are using social media to rally around a Phoenix teen who is undergoing treatment for cancer by posting to a Facebook page called "Photo Doggies for Anthony."
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host

Bill Cosby is a case of Dr. Huxtable vs. Mr. Hyde

I like to give people the benefit of the doubt.
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host

Let’s not get in way of terminally ill Brittany Maynard’s dying with dignity

With Nov. 1 -- the day Brittany Maynard originally said she was planning to end her own life if her suffering became too great -- quickly approaching, the terminally ill 29-year-old has released an emotional video addressing how she's feeling now that it's so close.
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host

Facebook, Apple will pay for female employees to freeze eggs

I got married late in life, at 41 to be exact. I could tell you that I never met the right man, which is certainly true, but I think that's because, for many years, I put my career ahead of family.
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host

Retailers threatening to gobble up Thanksgiving by opening all day

The traditional Christmas shopping kickoff -- the long Black Friday weekend -- could completely swallow Thanksgiving Day this year, according to some retail industry analysts.
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host

Hey, Marriott: Why should I tip your housekeepers?

I never tip the housekeeper when I stay in a hotel. Do you?
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host

American’s pumpkin pandemonium continues with new Oreos

Have you noticed that Americans are obsessed with pumpkin?
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host

Ray Rice’s wife shouldn’t blame the media, she should look in the mirror

I’ll never understand why battered women stay with their abusers. I’ve participated in the annual Walk to End Domestic Violence and worked locally with the Sojourner Center. I’ve spoken to countless women who have stayed with their husbands even though they were victims of abuse. I have heard their explanations about being tied to their […]
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host

Losing Joan Rivers is hard, losing a mother is harder

I’m shocked that Joan Rivers is dead. Although I knew how dire the situation was, I was hoping she would pull through. Her death personally touches my heart because I can relate to what her daughter, Melissa, is going through. Taking my mother off life support was the single hardest decision I’ve ever made in […]
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host

Hershey’s chocolate kiss gets an unwelcomed makeover

Hershey's appears to have stepped into a pile of public relations poop with the release of their new logo.
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host

Boston Marathon bombing survivor marries nurse who cared for him

I often post mantras on my Facebook page. One of my favorites is “Everything happens for a reason.” I try to remind myself of that when something negative and unexpected happens in life, even if I don’t understand why at the time, and there is a reason or purpose and in the end it will […]
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host

‘Breaking Bad’ goes out on quite a high

"Breaking Bad" won big at the Emmys and for good reason. Wow, what a show.
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host, Arizona

Empowered women dominate MTV video awards

What I loved about this year's MTV Video Music Awards was the show was all about empowered women.
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host, Arizona

Artists shouldn’t have to pay to play at the Super Bowl

It's one of the biggest gigs a musical act can score: the Super Bowl halftime show. And now the National Football League reportedly wants artists to pay to play.
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host, Arizona

People getting ice cold to raise ALS awareness

I've noticed over the last week that #IceBucketChallenge is all over my social networks. The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media.
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host, Arizona

Marijuana-infused ‘weedings’ the latest nuptial trend

If you attend a wedding in Colorado or Washington state soon, don’t be surprised if the open bar is replaced with free weed. Marijuana enthusiasts think it’s better for a wedding than alcohol because it discourages binge-drinking, calms people down and makes them like each other more. Weed weddings, or “weedings,” incorporate marijuana into the […]
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host, Arizona

California restaurant bans loud kids and crying babies

One of the busiest restaurants on Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, Calif., has posted signs prohibiting strollers, high chairs, booster seats, loud kids and crying babies. The signs say children crying or making loud noises are a distraction to other diners, and as such are not allowed in the dining room. As you might imagine, […]
7 years ago
KTAR Newsroom

Short Takes: Pat McMahon remembers his good friend ‘Wallace’

Short Takes is a video feature where you get to ask any of our hosts or reporters about a topic in the news and they’ll give you their take on it. Bill “Wallace” Thompson, who created, produced and co-starred in the “Wallace and Ladmo Show,” died this week. The children’s program, which aired 10,000 shows […]
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host, Arizona

Terminally ill boy has one wish: birthday cards

Danny Nickerson is 5 years old and was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last October.
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host, Arizona

Are you ready for cappuccino-flavored chips?

Lay’s is calling on all Americans to help create its next chip flavor in celebration of its 75th anniversary next year. Cappuccino-flavored chips will be on store shelves soon, and you’ll be able to vote on whether they, and three other unique flavors, stick around. I love cappuccino and I love potato chips, but no […]
7 years ago
Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host, Arizona

J. Crew’s new 000 size is all about vanity

J. Crew recently introduced a new size, 000 or XXXS. The extra-extra-extra-small size is for customers with a 23-inch waist. The company said the line was designed for smaller petite women, and was introduced in response to growing demand from customers in Asia. It’s available in Hong Kong and also online. Just to give you […]
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host, Arizona

Has the selfie killed off the autograph?

Taylor Swift just wrote an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal and it’s filled with fascinating insights into the music industry in the era of social media. At 24 years old, she has won seven Grammys, sold 26 million albums and has over 51 million digital downloads. I think Swift has been so incredibly […]
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host, Arizona

Biker Battleground Phoenix debuts on History Channel

Phoenix will be front and center on the History Channel on July 1 with the debut of a new reality show called “Biker Battleground Phoenix.” The series follows five builders in the Valley competing in a biker build-off to build the most outrageous Bagger motorcycle. The History Channel describes Phoenix as “where the country’s top […]
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host, Arizona

Duct taping kids is not something to show off

I opened my Internet browser on Monday to find an article about parenting and duct tape.
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host, Arizona

Family feud tarnishes Casey Kasem’s legacy

Casey Kasem died Father’s Day morning at a Washington state hospital surrounded by family and friends. He was a legendary radio personality, heard around the world every weekend — something the rest of us in the industry could only dream of. His daughter Kerri Kasem wrote this on Twitter and Facebook: “Even though we know […]
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host, Arizona

I applaud Miss Indiana Mekayla Diehl and her natural body

Over the weekend, 50 stunning women took the stage at the Miss USA 2014 pageant. Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez, won the competition, but its Miss Indiana, Mekayla Diehl, who is getting all of the attention. Diehl sported a “normal”-looking bikini body during the swimsuit round. Her figure was beautiful and toned, but not skinny. All […]
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks, Entertainment Host, Arizona

Why doesn’t the NFL do away with Roman numerals?

The NFL has announced Super Bowl 50 will be graphically represented using standard Arabic numerals instead of Roman numerals, which the league has been using since Super Bowl V in 1971.
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks

Bride attaches newborn to wedding dress and drags her down the aisle

This past weekend, Shona Carter-Brooks made headlines after she wanted to have her one-month-old daughter be a part of her wedding ceremony, so she attached the baby to the train of her wedding dress and dragged her down the aisle.
7 years ago
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Stacey Brooks

Would you try a Krispy Kreme double cheeseburger?

How does a Krispy Kreme double cheeseburger sound?
8 years ago