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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.

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  • Morning Hope: Children’s Cancer Fund keeps grins coming for kids fighting for their lives

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  • Caroline Kraddick: Radio legend Kidd Kraddick’s daughter makes her own way

    Morning Dose is a proud sponsor of a very special organization that has helped thousands of families dealing with life-altering conditions. The woman at the helm of it all is the daughter of radio legend Kidd Kraddick.  And now, Caroline Kraddick is making her own way into the national spotlight. Auditioning for American Idol, Caroline found out being on a reality show isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. “I don’t know if the reality TV stuff is for me.  You learn […]

  • Morning Hope: Equest gives a leg up to those who need it most

    DALLAS –  Equest is having a strong impact on people who need it the most. At Equest, kind-eyed equine are giving children and adults a leg up in life. “Equest is a theraputic horsemanship organization. We’ve been around for 37 years now and we serve people who are facing a variety of disabilities,” Equest’s Christine Volkmer said. Autisim, cerebral palsy patients, and even veterans experience the power of the horse at Equest. “For a lot of our clients, the horses are the first sentient […]

  • Morning Hope: Dallas group works to improve life for homeless living with HIV AIDS

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  • Morning Hope: Dallas group teaches at-risk kids skills not taught at school

    DALLAS – Stars United Global Outreach is impacting young children all across DFW. In 2015, a small group in Dallas came together with one mission: Teaching at-risk children new skills that aren’t being taught in school. “Like entrepreneurship, which is one of our main focuses. Self awareness, confidence, and things like that, so they can be successful when they graduate high school,” director Star Williams says. Williams and Stars United Global Outreach are creating social change through youth with workshops like […]

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  • Kyle’s Place gives homeless teens a home and bright future

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