WCCO's Amelia Santaniello to guest host 'The Talk' on CBS this week

The popular Twin Cities broadcaster will host the show on Thursday.
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Amelia Santaniello and Sharon Osbourne.

Jana Shortal isn't the only Twin Cities broadcaster making a national appearance this week, with WCCO's Amelia Santaniello landing a spot as a guest host on CBS this week.

Santaniello, who co-anchors the WCCO Evening News alongside husband Frank Vascellaro, will be the guest co-host of CBS' Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show, "The Talk" at 1 p.m. Central this Thursday.

She's one of six news anchors from regional CBS stations to serve as guest hosts on "The Talk" this week.

She'll join hosts Eve, Sara Gilbert, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne and Sherly Underwood.

And continuing the Minnesota link, actor Emilio Estevez (he of "Mighty Ducks" fame), is the scheduled guest for Amelia's episode.

If you've never seen "The Talk," it sees the panel of regular hosts and guests discuss various issues and trending topics of the day, and also features musical performances, cooking demos and celebrity interviews.

A native of Virginia, Santaniello has been with WCCO since 1996, and was joined 10 years later by husband Frank, becoming the first wife-husband co-anchors in the Twin Cities media market.

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