Tim Laird: Show Host & America's C.E.O. Chief Entertaining Officer, Brown Forman
Tim Laird is an authority on wines and spirits with more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry. A connoisseur of fine wines, spirits and champagnes, Tim is also a gourmet chef and a master at entertaining and execution. He makes hundreds of appearances a year on radio and television programs and has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Fox & Friends, The Tonight Show; ABC World News Now and the CNN, FOX News and CNBC networks. Tim also hosts three weekly television shows in his home state of Kentucky - Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs, Secrets of Louisville Chefs Live and Secrets of Resort Chefs. He is a featured columnist for Louisville’s Food & Dining Magazine, author of the book, That’s Entertaining! With Tim Laird, America’s C.E.O. – Chief Entertaining Officer and the recently released, That’s Entertaining! Cocktails and Appetizers.
In his current role as Chief Entertaining Officer of Brown-Forman, a major producer of fine wines and spirits in Louisville, Kentucky, Tim enjoys teaching audiences around the world how to make entertaining fun and easy, and how to make delicious cocktails. In the past, he also worked for Korbel Champagne, E&J Gallo and Stroh’s Brewery.
Tim is an active volunteer in Louisville serving as a board member for Winston Industries, as an honorary board member for the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, and as a member of the advisory board for APRON, Inc.
Kevin Harned: Show Host and Chief Meteorologist | Wave3 News | Louisville, KY
Nelson County's very own, Kevin Harned, is a graduate of Purdue University who began his career at WAVE 3 in June of 1998. An interest in weather as a child sparked a dream that continues to unfold today. As president of a 4-H Club he invited WAVE 3 meteorologist John Belski to come and speak to his group. Over the years, he would periodically talk to John, seeking opinions and advice. Kevin continued to keep in contact with Belski through his college years at Purdue University. Kevin has been the host since it's creation in 2003 with the original TV series Secrets of Louisville Chefs.