‘Spy Games’ features ‘Dr. Death’ of Orlando
The new Bravo competition series “Spy Games” will present a former Orlando TV reporter who says she was known as “Dr. Death” and who boasts that the show will bring her a new alias.
Public relations strategist Charnel Wright, who worked at WKMG-Channel 6 from October 2006 to May 2008, is among the 10 contestants on “Spy Games.” The series debuts at 10 p.m. Jan. 20.
Bravo bills the series as “the ultimate spy fantasy,” and intelligence experts judge the contestants’ skills. In the premiere, the hopefuls infiltrate a black-tie gala. Players are ejected along the way, and the winner collects $100,000.
Wright’s show bio reads: “After 16 years as a broadcast news reporter, Charnel started her own public relations and image consulting company. Her work as a journalist earned her the nickname ‘Dr. Death’ because she was known for always going in for the kill during her interviews. As an image consultant she is a master of disguise. Charnel maintains a strict workout regimen, is fiercely competitive, and is looking to flex all her skills, including those from her investigative journalism days throughout this competition.”
Her Facebook page also lists stints at News 96.5 WDBO and as a freelance sideline reporter for ESPN. On Facebook, Wright wrote of “Spy Games”: “My name is Charnel. Some people call me Sha-Sha, Char or even Charneezy but who am I really? Well, one thing’s for sure, I spy a brand new alias for me coming soon via my latest crazy adventure!!!”
There are two other Floridians in the contest: Saif Kareem of Jacksonville and Christina Randall of Pensacola.
The other hopefuls are Dr. Mitch Abrams of New Jersey; Colin Hutzler of New York; George Jackson of Long Beach, Calif.; Chelsey Mori of Berkeley, Calif.; Nika Nour of Washington; and Jessica Studnicky and Brock Thompson, both of Los Angeles.
Model and martial artist Mia Kang hosts the show. Rating the contestants are Douglas Laux, former undercover CIA officer; Evy Poumpouras, former special agent for the Secret Service; and Erroll Southers, former FBI special agent.