Joe and Babe #55: Donna Rossi, Superwoman!

The Joe and Babe Show -- LIVE!Donna Rossi is “the hardest working lesbian in local news”, at least that was the way she was introduced at last year’s Equality Arizona Awards Dinner.  We couldn’t agree more!

But did you know “the rest of the story?”  Her career has spanned many areas, from being on the Phoenix Police force to being a television journalist for nearly twenty years.  As she says, “what haven’t I done yet?”  She’s currently a news reporter for CBS 5 KPHO, and an Emmy Award-winning one at that!

Donna Rossi

In recent years, she’s hosted the Equality Arizona awards dinners and even been the host of Equality Arizona Radio until it went off the air a few years ago.  We’re very excited to have her in-studio to talk about her amazing life and her advocacy work for our community.

We also chat a bit about the latest news from around the world, specifically about the wonderful interview that recently aired with Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly.  Donna shares her personal story and connection with Giffords and how she spent over a week in Tucson following the shooting earlier this year.  It’s truly moving.

And in other news, it’s Anti-Bullying Week in the U.K. and American Censorship Day here in this country (well, we don’t want it to be!)  Make sure to research the copyright-related bills making their way through Congress right now and contact your legislators to make your voice heard on the issue.

There won’t be a LIVE show next week, but we’ll post some great episodes to Facebook for you to listen to from around the QTalk Arizona network.  As always, if you’ve got a comment, question, show topic or anything else — we’d love to hear from you!  Email us or give us a shout at (440) 847-8255!

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

–Joe and Babe