GCHS grad Keener in running for “Live with Kelly” contest

Actress, host and Gordon Central graduate Beth Keener has reached the Top 5 in the “Live with Kelly and You Co-Host Search” contest, which provides the winner with the unique opportunity to fly to New York and co-host two episodes of Live with Kelly Ripa.

Keener has appeared on a variety of popular television shows and movies including The Walking Dead, One Tree Hill, Finding Carter and Necessary Roughness. She has also hosted and reported for a variety of nationwide media outlets, and has been featured in various commercials.

The Top 5 in the highly-coveted contest were announced last Friday. The remaining contestants will appear on the show this week to compete in daily challenges and be interviewed by Ripa.

Daily voting for the competition will begin online from 10:30 a.m. and close at 11:59 p.m. this week. Videos from each challenge can be viewed on the show’s website.

The competition’s Top 4 will be revealed on Wednesday, Oct. 19, and the field will be dwindled down to the Top 3 on Thursday, Oct. 20.

On Friday, Oct. 21, the grand prize winner will be announced based on the highest challenge score from the previous day. They will officially co-host the episode with Ripa.

The winner will also get to co-host an additional episode during the week of Oct. 21.

To vote for Keener, you can visit LIVEKelly.com and click “Vote” on her submission. You can also visit Facebook.com/LIVEKelly and “Share” or “View” her video, or “Like” her submission by clicking the heart on Instagram.com/Kelly.