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Courtenay DeHoff does it all! Her ability to shoot, edit and produce allows her to shine behind the camera, but it’s her quirky demeanor in front of the camera that truly sets her apart.

She isn’t afraid to be herself on television. What you see is exactly what you get. Even Kelly Ripa took notice when “LIVE with Kelly” producers selected Courtenay as a TOP 10 finalist in a nearly 3-month guest co-host search. Courtenay’s audition tapes included a white pantsuit, a black cow and even a cutting horse.

Courtenay comes to Eye Opener from KCTV5 in Kansas City. At Eye Opener she contributes as a producer, editor and on-air talent.

In her free time if she isn’t traveling the world (15 countries and counting) she is probably on the back of a horse! A former Oklahoma State Rodeo team member she still holds her alma mater, OSU, close to her heart. Growing up on a cattle ranch in the Midwest taught her to always work harder than the next guy and to never take no for an answer.

Recent Articles
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    It was iconic commercials that eventually launched Cadbury Eggs into Easter superstardom. Around since the roaring twenties, they actually didn’t gain their cult like following until the 1970’s. Today people are so obsessed, the Cadbury factory cranks our nearly 1.5 million of these delectable treats per day. The eggs are made in two separate pieces and then slapped together after the sides are filled with liquid fondant. The eggs are eventually fused together to create the iconic Easter treat. Traditional […]

  • Cast of ‘Saban’s Power Rangers dishes on new movie

    “Saban’s Power Rangers“ follows five ordinary teens who must become extraordinary when they learn their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, the heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. Eye Opener’s Hilary Kennedy met up with the five actors who play the power rangers to talk about what fans can expect in the new film. Actor RJ […]

  • Glen Rose cattle ranchers drop everything to help with wildfires

    GLEN ROSE, TX — The wildfires that ravaged Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado killing seven people and thousands of cattle may be over, but a powerful new story is emerging. Eye Opener’s Courtenay DeHoff met up with Kaylin Schimpf and Terry Starnes, two Texas ranchers who dropped everything to help their fellow ranchers across the country. Schimpf says to a lot of these people the most important thing was trying to save the cattle that God blessed them to be the stewards […]

  • How to see if someone is stalking you on Instagram

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  • What your body language says while you’re on a date

    Blind dates can be tough, especially when you are sending mixed signals through inadvertent body language. Eye Opener’s Courtenay DeHoff met up with professional matchmaker and relationship expert Jennifer Styers to discuss the importance of body language when it comes to finding love. Styers set two of her friends up on a blind date and invited Eye Opener to record all the juicy details. Styers then reviewed the body language, conversation points and more to decide if it was a […]

  • Valentine’s Day gifts for under $30

    If your bank account is still recovering from the holidays but you still want to do something nice for your special sweetie, don’t fret! It’s possible to get romantic on a budget. Dawn McCarthy of Dawn’s Corner shared some amazing Valentine’s Day gifts for under $30 with Eye Opener’s Courtenay DeHoff. First, ignite your passion and escape to paradise with Kama Sutra Candles. These exotic, scented delights are made with a rich formula of skin-conditioning Coconut Oil, Shea butter and Vitamin […]

  • ‘Top Chef All-Stars’ Tre Wilcox makes the perfect slider

    Chef Tre Wilcox is no stranger to the culinary limelight. Wilcox has appeared on season three of “Top Chef”, “Top Chef All-Stars” and “Iron Chef America” where he defeated the team headed by Bobby Flay. Eye Opener’s Oliver Tull met up with Wilcox at Tre Cooking Concepts to create juicy beef sliders. Wilcox starts with a ground beef blend of 75/25 which means 25% fat and 75% beef.  This blend gives the sliders the their perfect juicy flavor according to Wilcox. […]

  • ‘Top Chef’ John Tesar shows you how to make his homemade macaroni & cheese

    Chef John Tesar is a three-time James Beard “Best Southwest Chef” semifinalist and “Top Chef” contestant who specializes in modern American cuisines prepared with authentic European techniques. Eye Opener’s Oliver Tull met up with Tesar at his home to prepare a decadent macaroni and cheese dish. First Tesar creates a creamy béchamel sauce.  Béchamel is made up of butter and flour which you use to create a blond rux.  Tesar then takes cream or heavy milk to thicken the sauce. […]

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    People are hitting the gym in 2017 and when it comes to losing inches your love handles can prove to be one of the peskiest areas. Eye Opener’s Laila Muhammad met up with celebrity trainer Seth Browning for three easy workouts designed to bust back fat. Browning says it is becoming harder and harder to lose inches in your love handle region because we are becoming less and less active as a society. His first workout is similar to a […]