About The Balancing Act
The Balancing Act is America’s premier one-hour women’s morning show that is ambitious and inspiring — while illuminating new ways for women to achieve success in all areas of their lives. The Balancing Act is dedicated to creating trusted solutions — for women facing today’s greatest challenges.
To support, and put their own spin on the women of today are The Balancing Act’s hosts — Kristy Villa and Danielle Knox. Together they give the show — complete balance! Just how do they do it? Together they focus on trends and tips that feature advice from the country’s leading experts. They also cover topics, headlines, and the latest innovations in health, family, finances, travel, pets, cuisine, beauty & fashion, and the environment!
Don’t miss out on The Balancing Act, airing Monday through Friday 7:00am - 8:00am (ET/PT). Make sure you also check out www.TheBalancingAct.com to not only get a new sense of balance, but to also learn about new and exciting show promotions — like the latest contests and sweepstakes — www.thebalancingact.com/sweepstakes!
Host - Julie Moran
For seven years, Julie Moran was the primary substitute anchor, weekend anchor, and senior correspondent for the #1 magazine in syndication, "Entertainment Tonight", produced by Paramount Domestic Television.
In addition to her hosting duties, Moran covered a signature weekly segment "ET One to One with Julie Moran", which featured high-profile celebrity interviews and exclusive access to television and film sets.
Moran's entertainment expertise led her to co-hosting the highly-rated and prestigious Academy Awards pre-show for ABC in 2001.
Moran joined "Entertainment Tonight" on May 5, 1994 at its New York bureau as the New York anchor and correspondent. That year she was also named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People". She moved to "ET's" Los Angeles headquarters to work for the program in 1995.
Prior to "Entertainment Tonight", Moran anchored the Emmy award-winning "ABC's Wide World of Sports." She was the first woman to host the show in the program's 35-year history, and only the third host ever of the highly-rated weekly program, following legendary sportscasters Jim McKay and Frank Gifford. After joining "Entertainment Tonight" in 1994, Moran continued to work with "ABC's Wide World of Sports", and she used her sports reporting expertise to head "ET's" coverage of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Born in Thomasville, GA, Moran won the title of America's Junior Miss in 1980, juggling pageant responsibilities along with her studies at the University of Georgia. Through her title, she earned an internship at the CBS affiliate WCTV-TV in Tallahassee, FL, where she filed reports on UGA football games. Upon graduating Magna Cum Laude with a journalism degree, Moran landed her first reporting job in Los Angeles for ESPN's "Sports Focus".
For the next three years, Moran co-hosted "Movie Time", the channel that eventually evolved into E! Entertainment Television, with Greg Kinnear. Afterward, she moved to New York to co-host NBC Sports' popular weekly magazine, "NBA Inside Stuff". A year later, ABC Sports hired her, assigning her to cover such events as the 1991 Pan American Games from Havana, Cuba, the National Figure Skating Championships and the World Track and Field Championships, and also handling "Wide World's" coverage of the World Gymnastics Championship. For two years, she teamed with Brent Musburger as a sideline reporter for the network's college football and basketball games.
After leaving "Entertainment Tonight", Moran took time off to have her second daughter, and chose projects, which enabled her to spend time with both girls. She created, produced, and hosted the weekly series, "The Insider's List With Julie Moran", airing on the Fine Living Network. Moran co-hosted the 2002 Miss America Pageant with Wayne Brady. In 2002, 2003, and 2004, Moran hosted the pre-show at the Kodak Theatre for the AFI Life Achievement Awards, honoring Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, and Meryl Streep respectively.
Moran, her husband, actor Rob Moran, and their two daughters live in Los Angeles.
Host - Danielle Knox
Award-winning journalist Danielle Knox returns to her South Florida roots as host of The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television. Knox, a Berkeley, California native, had called South Florida home for many years before being offered a news anchor job in Atlanta. "South Florida is home to me, Knox says. "Atlanta was a great experience, but I'm a beach and palm trees girl at heart. When the opportunity came to return to South Florida to become a full-time host of The Balancing Act, I absolutely couldn't resist." South Florida is especially near and dear to Knox's heart because it's where she met her husband and where all three of her children were born.
In addition, as one of the original hosts of The Balancing Act, this opportunity felt like coming home in more ways than one. "I'm a wife and working mother trying to balance it all," Knox says. The Balancing Act speaks to me and what's happening in my life right now. It's a perfect fit."
Danielle has a vast range of experience anchoring and reporting for TV stations throughout the country. She co-anchored the morning newscast for the CBS affiliate WFOR-TV in Miami, FL., and its sister station, UPN 33 Morning News and UPN 33 News at 10. She also anchored and reported for WTVJ-TV, WB39 and WDZL-TV in Miami. Prior to moving to South Florida, she anchored and reported for WVIT-TV in Hartford, CT., and KTVE-TV in Monroe, LA. The Berkeley, California native graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Mass Communications and received her Master's degree in Radio and Television from San Francisco State University.
Danielle also owns her own skin and hair care company called Play Pretty Beauty. She is married with 3 beautiful little boys who inspire her every day.
Host - Kristy Villa
Kristy Villa began her career in her native city of Miami, Florida 18 years ago. She was hired as a reporter for WSVN Channel 7, a Fox affiliate in Miami. There she covered major news stories in Cuba and for Hurricane Andrew. In Cuba, she learned much about her family´s roots who were forced out of Cuba in 1959 after Fidel Castro took power. She says that was one of the most memorable and emotional trips of her life.
After 4 years, she was offered a job at Fox 10 in Phoenix, Arizona as a morning anchor. There she learned about the mountains, and endeavored to hike the Grand Canyon which took 16 hours in one day, down and up! It was so difficult that she says it was one of the most physically stressing but rewarding experiences so far.
After a couple of years, she was offered another morning position at a larger market at KPRC NBC 2 in Houston, Texas. Kristy finessed her on-air hosting skills at their local morning show and also continued her love of hard news. She covered the papal visit to Cuba, as well as hurricane coverage of Katrina and Wilma in her hometown, Miami.
After several years, Kristy was ready to come back home and was offered a morning show in Miami, at WPLG ABC 10 where she anchored their local morning show.
Kristy got married in 2001, and in April, 2003, Kristy changed careers after the birth of her first child. She became a medical representative for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, where she became educated on women's health issues. From there she became a specialist in women's health care, especially breast cancer. She also is well versed in hormone therapy, menopause, mammograms, oral contraceptives, and hysterectomies. She wanted to spend more time with her family and find more of a balance in her daily life. Kristy graduated from the University of Miami. She has a Bachelors Degree, majoring in Science and minoring in Communications. She now has two girls, Samantha, age 7, and Daniella, age 5.