Laila Ali to host new ABC TV show

September 15, 2011 11:33:49 AM PDT
Laila Ali is known for being an elite athlete, for ''Dancing With the Stars'' and for being an ambassador of good health.

Now, the daughter of boxing great Mohammed Ali, will serve as the host of a new inspirational show that will air Saturday mornings following Good Morning America as part of Litton's Weekend Adventure. "Everyday Health," in partnership with the popular website, is from the executive producer who brought us "The Biggest Loser." It will showcase extraordinary-ordinary Americans who are facing or have overcome health issues, and are paying it forward, educating and inspiring others to do the same.

This show will celebrate health-related philanthropy, demonstrating how one person can make a world of a difference in someone else's life. Featured stories include that of Claire Wineland, a fourteen year old girl with cystic fibrosis who, despite her own physical battle, created a foundation to support others in need in her own community, Nikia Durgin, a busy teen working two jobs to support her baby son while staying in school, who started a program to educate other teens on the impact of teen pregnancy, and Chip Johnson the mayor of the city of Hernando, MS, who is taking on childhood obesity by organizing a free boot camp for citizens who cannot afford a gym.

The show will be hosted by Ali, Ethan Zohn, a former professional soccer player and humanitarian, and Jenna Morasca, champion of "Survivor: The Amazon."

About Laila Ali
Laila Ali is a world class athlete. She is also an author, president of the Women's Sports Foundation (WSF), founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand, and a working mother. Ali will host "Everyday Health" with former Survivor winners Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca. Ali is a philanthropist and a role model for healthy living. She is the mother of two young children. She also is well-known for charging into the final round in season four of ABC's," Dancing With the Stars." Laila Ali is the youngest daughter of Veronica Porsche Anderson and boxing legend, Muhammad Ali.

This interview is provided by Everyday Health.

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