Dancing For The Cure 2016 - Meet the Contestants | Pictured (front row, left to right) are Jacque Jovic, NBC 6; Domonique Benn, KSLA News Channel 12; Ali Aaron, i97.3 Radio; Tiana Kennell, Shreveport Times; (back row, left to right) Steve Bender, KTAL News Channel 6; Jacob Bradford KSLA News; Aubry Killion, KTBS News Channel 3; Randy Brown, Bossier Press Tribune; Rick Rowe KTBS News Channel 3.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 – 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM – Horseshoe Riverdome, Bossier City

Dancing-for-the-Cure-logoOn April 9, these television, newspaper and radio personalities from media outlets across the Ark-La-Tex will battle it out for the coveted “Pink Mirror Ball.” Like Dancing with the Stars, each participant learns a different style of dance and will perform their choreographed routine for a crowd and panel of judges.

Meet the Contestants

Jacque Jovic, NBC 6 – Emmy award-winning journalist Jacque Jovic joined the NBC 6 News Team in October 2012.  She co-anchors the 5:00, 6:00, and 10:00 p.m. weekday newscasts with her husband Dan Jovic, who is a Dancing for the Cure alumnus. While Jacque is passionate about news, her most cherished roles are that of wife and mother.  She and her husband, Dan, are the proud parents of daughter Danielle and son DJ.

Domonique Benn, KSLA News Channel 12 – Four time Emmy-nominated anchor, Domonique Benn anchors KSLA News 12 at 5, 6, and 10 PM, Monday through Friday. Domonique has worked in newsrooms in Mississippi, Georgia, and Virginia.  The University of Florida graduate has a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications-News and a minor in English with a concentration in African American Literature. Domonique and her family live in Bossier City. She  is very active in the Ark-LaTex and continues to share her life’s philosophy, “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.”

Ali Aaron, i97.3 Radio – Ali was born and raised in Shreveport/Bossier. She was once kicked out of the homecoming dance for such wicked (awesome) dance moves. She’s a full time animal lover and part time soccer hooligan. Her life motto “Break the cork, finish the bottle…lose the cork, finish the bottle…is there a cork? Finish the bottle.”

Tiana Kennell, Shreveport Times – Tiana is the Louisiana Flavor reporter for The Shreveport Times, covering arts, culture, entertainment and food. She is a Detroit native, but has made Shreveport-Bossier City her second home in just more than three years. She has a background in performing arts and works every day to showcase the talents in the community.

Brandon Beard, Cumulus Radio – First and foremost I am a husband to an amazing wife Rebecca Fisher Beard and a father to 3 Beautiful kids, Saige age 18 Lexi age 16 and Jax age 4. I spend my daily life as the Vice President and General Manager of Cumulus Broadcasting and 5 great radio stations. Much like my home life I am surrounded by great people every day. My extra time is spent as a drummer for Freedom Church and spending time with family. I have always been passionate about raising money for Cancer research and putting a stop to this crippling disease. I am proud to do anything that involves Susan G Komen and saving lives!!!!!!

Steve Bender, KTAL News Channel 6 – Steve helps wake up the ArkLaTex every morning on NBC 6 News Today. Steve is dedicated to bringing you timely and accurate news reports for your neighborhood. In his off time he enjoys hacking away on the golf course, building DIY projects out of pallets, and visiting mom/pop shops for that home cooked meal.

Jacob Bradford KSLA News – Jacob was born and raised in New Orleans. He has been in Shreveport and worked at KSLA for a year as the morning reporter. Cancer has affected his family in all kinds of ways, including breast cancer, so this dance is important to him.

Aubry Killion, KTBS News Channel 3 – Aubry Killion is a morning reporter and anchor at KTBS. He is no stranger to Louisiana. He was born and raised in New Orleans. He is a big college football and Saints fan. He was a college SEC cheerleader and has performed in front of 60,000 people. Aubry is dancing for a longtime family friend and breast cancer survivor.

Randy Brown, Bossier Press Tribune – I have the sincere honor and great pleasure of leading our BPT team! I love having a presence in the community (volunteering both for community service events and also for area organizations (as a board member)). I also aim to make sure that our newspaper serves God and our community in a manner that is profitable not only for God and the community, but also for our team members and their families. I enjoy lots of hard work too! My Life Philosophy is that you have to see things through. Even when the odds are against you and you feel like giving up, don’t quit. Have faith both in yourself and of course, faith in God. Don’t let the little things stop you or get in your way. If someone tells you that you can’t do something, don’t let that stop you, do everything that you possibly can to prove them wrong!

Rick Rowe KTBS News Channel 3 – Rick was born and raised in Bossier City and attended LSU Shreveport, majoring in journalism. He has worked at KTBS for 40 years as a human interest and feature reporter all over the Ark la Tex. He also does frequent special reports on faith in the ark la tex called “A promise of Hope.” Rick is married, his wife’s name is Donna and they have two children, Bailey and Krissy. Krissy is a former Vicki’s dancer and will be dancing with her father .

Cast your vote online for your favorite to receive the People’s Choice Award – http://komennorthlouisiana.org/dancing-for-the-cure/

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