Vikki Locke spent over two decades waking up Atlantans and keeping them company during their morning commutes. “Vikki was one of my mentors in the radio business,” said “American Idol” host and radio/television personality and producer Ryan Seacrest, who as a teen worked with Vikki at Star 94. “She taught me a lot and was always generous with her kindness and encouragement. Her voice was an important one in Atlanta and it was a privilege to work with her. She is a class act.” Spanx founder Sara Blakely joined Locke on-air many times over the years. “Vikki is an Atlanta institution and is will be greatly missed on air. I’m forever thankful for the support she has shown me over the years.” Locke is a graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is a member of the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame and has been nominated for a Marconi ward, the highest achievement in radio. An avid philanthropist, Vikki has helped raise millions for non-profits and charitable organizations including Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, The Elton John Aids Foundation and the Komen Foundation. She is an advocate for the prevention of child sex trafficking and was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Drop Dead Gorgeous (DDG) for her charitable work providing support for sex trafficking victims. She comes from a marketing family with a father and brother in advertising. Locke is married to Mike Hughes. In their spare time they love to travel, and are avid sports fans.
Lisa Rayner is a PR pro who specializes in writing, planning, marketing, branding and producing events and strategic promotions. This UGA Grady College of Journalism graduate has created special events in Atlanta, New York and L.A. She is a Telly Award winner who previously served as the PR/Branding partner with E+L Communications/Design firm. She was a partner with BOLD Entertainment, producing shows for Turner Original Productions. Lisa was instrumental in establishing the Enlightenment Luncheon series with Laura turner Seydel and Stephanie Blank to raise awareness about children’s environmental health issues. She is a board member of Mothers & Others for Clean Air an initiative of the Georgia Lung Association. In 2010, Lisa received the Woman of the Year award from Chayil, a foundation dedicated to helping battered women. Some of the non-profits she has worked with include the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Captain Planet Foundation, ASPCA, Meals on Wheels, Jeffrey Fashion Cares and the Atlanta Ballet. She is a native Atlantan, mother of two daughters, and lives in Buckhead with her husband Tom Catherall.
Kimberley Kennedy is an Emmy award winning journalist, author, and public speaker. She has spent the majority of her career in the Atlanta television market as a news reporter, anchor, writer, and producer at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Highlights of her television career include hosting her own daily talk show during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, co-creating, producing, and hosting the highly rated news and entertainment show Hot Topics, and covering news stories across Georgia. Throughout her career Kimberley has interviewed thousands of people, from flood victims to Hollywood celebrities. But in 2009 Kimberley told her own story in her book “Left at the Altar: My Story of Hope and Healing for Every Woman Who Has Felt the Heartbreak of Rejection,” published by Thomas Nelson. Her story has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and Primetime. She has been interviewed about her book for People magazine, the cover story of Christian Singles magazine, Time.com, Woman magazine in the U.K., and Living Light News in Canada. She’s also been a guest on the 700 Club and countless radio shows throughout the country. Her book has even been a question on Jeopardy! Kimberley has been an active member of her community, serving on non-profit boards such as the Arthritis Foundation, Easter Seals, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, and Buckhead Christian Ministry. She is an elder at Peachtree Presbyterian Church.