‘Spy Games’ fea­tures ‘Dr. Death’ of Or­lando

Orlando Sentinel - - OBITUARIES - By Hal Boedeker Email me at [email protected]­lan­dosen­tinel.com. Want more TV and movie news? Go to or­lan­dosen­tinel.com/tvguy. @ticket prices

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.

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