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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

TV stars with CNY ties

Vanessa L. Williams in a red carpet-ready red dress!
There is a plethora of household names that have past personal ties to Central New York as it's too easy to start in a big area.  Been meaning to do this.  Here is a list of ones I know:

Kevin James (attended SUNY Cortland)
Al Roker (attended SUNY Oswego)
Peter Falk*
David Muir (born in Syracuse; formerly on CBS 5; now on ABC)
Jerry Seinfeld (attended SUNY Oswego)
Andrew Daly (attended Ithaca College)
Ricki Lake (also went to IC)
Ann Coulter (went to Cornell across town)
Keith Olbermann (went to Cornells east campus)
Megyn Kelly* (born in Syracuse but later lived in Albany County; I call her local girl in both)
Tom Everett Scott* (does TV occasionally)
Debra Wilson*
Bob Costas*
Ted Koppel*
John Walsh (born in Auburn)
Annette Funicello (born in Utica)
Dick Clark*
Taye Diggs*
Jerry Stiller*
Vanessa Williams (pictured; was on Ugly Betty, and is now on Daytime Divas, and is only local legend on both this and sister blogs post on CNY)*

*SU alumni

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