Lauren Sivan Named New Co-Host Of Dr. Drew Midday Live

Dr. Drew Midday Live Lauren Sivan KABC KGOFollowing the exit of Mike Catherwood, Cumulus Media has appointed Lauren Sivan as the new co-host of Dr. Drew Midday Live on 790 KABC Los Angeles and 810 KGO San Francisco.

Sivan most recently served as an anchor and reporter for “Fox 11” KTTV Los Angeles and has also worked at Fox News Channel as a producer and and anchor. She also has filled in regularly at KABC and hosted “KABC Friday Night Special” in 2016.

Dr. Drew Midday Live airs from 12-3pm on KABC and 1-3pm on KGO.

Cumulus Media announces that Los Angeles television anchor, reporter and pop culture observer, Lauren Sivan, joined nationally known medical expert and media personality Dr. Drew Pinsky as Co-Host of the daily News Talk radio show, Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan. The three-hour program debuted this week and features a blend of Dr. Drew’s and Sivan’s takes on the news of the day, mixed with expert advice and counseling, celebrity and newsmaker interviews and listener interaction. Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan airs live Monday through Friday from 12Noon-3pm on Cumulus Media-Los Angeles News Talk station Talk Radio 790/KABC Radio and from 1pm-3pm in a live simulcast on Cumulus Media-San Francisco News Talk station KGO 810.

Sivan has made regular appearances on KABC Radio as fill-in co-host with Dr. Drew (in Middays) and John Phillips (in Afternoon Drive), and has anchored the news in Morning Drive on McIntyre in the Morning. She also hosted a “KABC Friday Night Special” in 2016. Sivan previously anchored the KTTV FOX 11 5 O’Clock News in Los Angeles, and reported for FOX 11 and for Good Day LA. A native New Yorker and a graduate of the George Washington University with degrees in Journalism and Political Science, Slivan began her broadcast news career in 2003 as morning anchor and reporter for WETM-18 News in Elmira, NY. Two years later she was hired in her hometown as evening anchor for News 12 Long Island and in 2008 she became the overnight, breaking news anchor for the FOX News Channel in New York City. She has reported for FOX News Channel shows including The FOX Report with Shepard Smith and On The Record with Greta Van Susteren, hosted The Strategy Room on Foxnews.com, and has been a regular panelist on the FOX News Channel’s late night show Red Eye. In addition, Sivan has covered entertainment news for Extra and TV Guide Network. Prior to her on-air career, she spent six years as a producer with the FOX News Channel, working on shows including Fox News Sunday and Fox & Friends.

Dr. Drew said: “I’m looking forward to working with Lauren and connecting with listeners to talk about life issues, the politics of life and anything that helps listeners improve their personal situations. There is no better place than the legendary KABC and KGO 810 to engage and interact with the people in Los Angeles and San Francisco.”

Sivan said: “I am thrilled to join Dr. Drew as co-host, and to launch the next generation of this dynamic and engaging show. As a broadcast journalist, I love being able to talk with Dr. Drew and our listeners every day about issues that are relevant and topical – and often controversial. It’s a great pleasure to not only tell stories on the show, but to break them down and hear what people are really thinking and what really matters to them.”

Dawn Girocco, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Los Angeles, said: “Dr. Drew and Lauren have a unique chemistry- challenging, honest, and always entertaining. Both bring a world of varied experiences and distinctive perspectives to the show, and are already getting positive listener response in L.A. and San Francisco.”

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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