After having such a great time with them at last year’s event, Q Center welcomes back KGW heartthrob Reggie Aqui and KGW news gal about town Stephanie Stricklen as our 2013 Winter Gala co-hosts for Fire and Ice on Saturday, January 26th!

Here is some more info about this year’s fabulous hosts:

Reggie Aqui co-anchors “Your Four O’clock News” on KGW NewsChannel 8 every weekday. Reggie came to KGW from CNN’s World Headquarters in Atlanta, where he worked most recently for CNN International. While there, he anchored “World Report” and contributed to breaking news from the Japan Tsunami to the “Arab Spring” uprising. He also anchored CNN’s online network including coverage of President Obama’s inauguration which broke Internet viewership records. In addition, he contributed to daily segments on HLN. His reporting for CNN U.S. and CNN Newsource brought him to the Virginia Tech shootings, the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions and natural disasters from raging forest fires in California to deadly tornadoes in Florida. Prior to CNN, Reggie reported and anchored for stations in Houston, Milwaukee and Green Bay.

Stephanie Stricklen anchors the 4pm news with Reggie Aqui and also hosts Live @ 7 weekdays. As a Northwest native she’s spent her entire life in this area. She also has the travel bug and has checked out many other parts of the country and abroad. Her travels covering the Olympics have taken her to Salt Lake City, Greece, Italy, China, and Canada for weeks on end. She’s interviewed the Dalai Lama, rappelled down a cliff, gone spelunking, and even took a thrilling 45 minute flight with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in one of the team’s F-18 fighter jets!