David James Is Set for Breakfast, and Beyond; 5 Years After TV, Kelsey Starks Talks Media


It’s a memorable episode of the city’s longest-running and most interesting podcast, featuring Metro Council president David James, and former TV news personality Kelsey Starks.

When we last talked with James, he was full of energy and gearing up for the Mayor’s Race. Sadly, James succumbed to some health issues that caused him to drop out of the race. He’s since expressed his support for Craig Greenberg. But James has a full plate as the go-to for info on the city’s handling of its problems with violence and efforts to reform the police department. We met bright and early at City Hall. On Nov. 16, James will be the featured speaker at the Breakfast of Champions at the Louisville Thoroughbred Society. You can join us.

I’d always like Kelsey Starks during her days as a morning TV personality at WHAS-TV, and was sorry when she left the business five years ago for MommyVille. But she’s kept her toe in media, hosting a KET program for kids called NewsQuiz. She got my attention when she decided, as a way to boost her media coaching business, that she would start a show on Instagram Live with local TV personalities. She’s started with Terry Meiners and Lauren Jones, and the shows are entertaining and informative. We discovered we’re both intently watching “The Morning Show” on Apple TV and reading Katie Couric’s new book, as there’s always interest in TV and its stars.

I’ll miss Pizza Week as I’m going on a fun trip to New Orleans (for a wedding, of course). Last week I went to a place I’d not been before, the High Horse Bar on Story, where I saw Johnny Berry and the Outliers celebrate their new release.

Thanks to Hectare’s CBD, Salsarita’s Mexican Grill, and eXp Realty for sponsoring the show.