As indicated in previous posts, many individuals of note are lending their support to the R.O.S.E. Fund for tomorrow night’s 14th Annual Awards Gala.   In addition to the phenomenal women receiving awards this year, we are honored to have two fantastic hosts for the evening: Local television personality Anne Allred and actor Mike O’Malley.

Anne Allred is an anchor on “7NEWS Today” in New England (M-F, 5-7 a.m.) and “7NEWS at Noon,” as well as a general assignment reporter. She also anchors 7NEWS newsbreaks during the TODAY Show.

Anne joined 7NEWS in December 2006. She is a three-time regional Emmy Award nominee for general news reporting.  During her time at 7NEWS, Anne has covered stories from the Virginia Tech massacre to the Beijing Olympics. She comes to 7NEWS from WSYX/WTTE in Columbus, Ohio. While in Columbus, her local coverage earned her the Society of Professional Journalists Award for news writing.

Anne was also a reporter for National Public Radio, as well as a reporter at WCTI in the Outer Banks of New Bern, North Carolina.

Outside of work, Anne loves to root on her alma mater, the Ohio State Buckeyes and dedicates her time to local charities.  She works with the Semper Fidelis Society, Fisher House Boston, and Angel Flight Northeast.
Anne currently resides in Boston.

Born in Boston, Mike O’Malley’s initial claim to fame was serving as a host for game shows “Get the Picture” and “GUTS” on children’s television network Nickelodeon.  He eventually went on to make his major motion picture debut, most notably as Mike Perry in Deep Impact, for which he was billed alongside Robert Duvalll, Morgan Freeman and Vanessa Redgrave.  Mike’s film credits also include Oliver in 28 Days and Lenny Horton in The Perfect Man.

Most recently, Mike’s major credits have been for television, beginning with his role as Jimmy Hughes in “Yes, Dear.”  Since the series’ finale in 2006, he has also played recurring character Stuart on “My Name is Earl.”  On September 23, he appeared on the up-and-coming series “Glee” as Burt Hummel, the father of a high school glee club performer.

In reality, Mike is known for his dedication to Boston sports teams and appeared in ESPN commercials as a very true-to-life character, “The Rick,” a fervent Boston sports fan.  (Watch him as “The Rick” here.)  He’s also known for his devotion to the Boston Red Sox and threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a May 2006 game.

In addition to his involvement with the Red Sox as a fan, Mike has dedicated significant time and energy to the Red Sox Foundation, for whom he hosted a benefit in April 2009.

Mike and his wife, Lisa, have two children: Fiona, 6, and Seamus, 4.