Our awesome emcees are the face of the event and we are always so happy to have these talented and fun faces be a part of our event!  Whether from TV, radio, community leaders, or social personalities, they always help bring out the best in our event!


Matcha Stage


Melissa Mecija (10News KGTV-TV) – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Melissa Mecija joined the 10News team in July 2010. She currently works with Team 10 on daily investigations throughout San Diego County. You can also find her in the evenings in the breaking news Live Center. Before moving to Investigations, Melissa contributed to 10News This Morning as the morning traffic anchor and also covered important news stories of the day. Melissa began her career as a reporter/weekend anchor for KYMA in El Centro, California/Yuma, Arizona. During her time there, she earned an Arizona Associated Press Award for live reporting.



Robert Santos (10News KGTV-TV) – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Robert joined ABC 10News in June of 2009. He has since proven to be one of the most versatile and multi-skilled members of the team. He currently anchors 10News Weekend Mornings and during the week, he enjoys reporting on San Diego’s most unique and memorable stories. Before his move to the anchor desk, Robert forecasted the weather on 10News This Morning and 10News Midday. Since Robert knows weather well, he’s still a valuable asset to the 10News Pinpoint Weather team and fills in whenever the need arises. He’s a graduate of the Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University.


Tre (Z90.3 fm) – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Liberty Zabala (NBC 7) – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Liberty Zabala is an Emmy-nominated reporter and weather anchor for NBC 7 San Diego.  She was recently awarded the Vada and Colonel Barney Oldfield National Security Reporting Fellowship by the Radio Television Digital News Foundation for her work covering Marines, sailors, active duty service members and veterans in the nation’s largest military town, San Diego. In November 2016, Liberty was honored as one of 100 Comcast NBCUniversal employees selected from across the country to take part in (Morning Joe) Mika Brzezinski’s “Know Your Value” program in association with MSNBC.


Ube Stage


Marianne Kushi (NBC 7) – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Marianne started out at KCBS in Los Angeles, then worked her way up the west coast as an anchor/reporter in Bakersfield then on to KOMO-TV in Seattle and KFMB-TV San Diego and came full circle back to KCBS as a reporter and fill-in anchor. She returned to San Diego to work at NBC 7 where she now co-anchors with Greg Bledsoe on NBC 7 News Today and NBC 7 News Midday.  Marianne has earned numerous awards including several Emmys and a Golden Mike.



Kaanchan S Farkiya (Ms. Asian North America) – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Queen Kaanchan is current crowned Ms. Asian North America 2016-17. From teen pageant to a television actress, she has done several print commercials and music videos. She holds additional titles as Mrs. Role Model of the Year, Mrs. People Choice, Mrs. Elegance, Mrs. Congeniality, and Mrs. Cultural of the Year. She received the State of California the Senate award and a proclamation from Council Member. She has also been featured on cover of Mira Mesa Living Magazine. Her interview and articles are published in several magazines and newspapers as a Social Media Ambassador for various causes such as child trafficking, women empowerment, and education.


Sherry Knight (KyXy 96.5 fm) – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sherry has been able to call San Diego her home for 17 years and has had the greatest pleasure of being on the radio all 17.  She spent her first 14 as midday’s/music director at Magic 92.5 and for the last three years on the air at night on Kyxy 96.5.  When she is not on the radio she is a kindergarten teacher, wife, and mother of 14 year old twin girls.