Elle Duncan joined the Frank and Wanda Morning Show today. Frank Ski also returned from a recent Rome trip with a group of students for his Frank Ski Foundation.
“This is amazing,” Duncan said at 6:05 a.m.. She woke up at 2:30 a.m., nervous about the new gig.
“I had everything laid out,” she said. “Makeup ready. Food ready. Cereal already in the bowl!”
“That’s just today,” Wanda said.
“I’ll get here,” said Duncan. “See if you can hologram me.”
Duncan had been doing mid-days and was moved to mornings to do sports and entertainment. Miss Sophia was let go recently. Duncan, 27, lowers the average age of Atlanta’s No.1 morning show significantly.
She did her first “Bust It” report, an entertainment summary at 6:47 a.m. featuring Joe Jackson blaming his wife for Michael Jackson’s death a year ago. She played a really long clip from Jackson. “Sounds like Joe has been invading that Schlitz Malt liquor,” Duncan said. “Joe Jackson is a desperate man.”
She also played a clip from “Nightline” in which Diddy defended giving his 16-year-old son a $365,000 car. “You can’t question me about what I do with my children,” he told Martin Bashir rather snippily when Bashir questioned his judgment. She also noted that “Karate Kid” was the top film of the weekend.
“I need a cigarette,” she joked afterwards when Ski asked her how her first report went.
During the 7 a.m. hour, Duncan broke down the Lakers-Celtics game. “You can’t win for losing,” she said, when it comes to Kobe Bryant being compared to Michael Jordan. Duncan said he is the entire team: “He has to take the lead because nobody else is doing it.” She also talked about the new Hawks coach Larry Drew, saying he should bring more respect than the previous one. They also touched on the World Cup though it’s clear only Ski is following it among the trio.
At about 7:35 a.m., she also did a review of the Jill Scott/Maxwell concert. “Why did he cut his hair?” she lamented about Maxwell.