Project Angel Food has signed a three-year deal with KTLA and City National Bank for the Lead with Love telethon, with the annual, live, two-hour fundraising event set to air on KTLA 5 through July 2024. Lead with Love 3 will air at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 with Eric McCormack and Jessica Holmes returning as hosts and Loni Love and Alec Mapa returning as co-hosts, and Lisa Foxx (iHeart Radio) as announcer. Emmy Award-winning producer Brad Bessey (Entertainment Tonight, The Talk) returns as Executive Producer, along with Richard Ayoub.
Since premiering in June 2020, Lead with Love has raised $2 million for Project Angel Food’s vital work of feeding critically ill men, women, and children in Los Angeles County. The organization prepares and delivers over one million Medically Tailored Meals each year.
With performances by Kelly Clarkson, Annie Lennox, Gloria Estefan, LeAnn Rimes, Andy Grammer, Josh Groban, Billy Idol and appearances by Elton John, Sharon Stone, Ringo Starr, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marlee Matlin, Maria Shriver, Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, and Sheryl Lee Ralph, over 100 celebrities appeared on Lead with Love in 2020 and 2021 to benefit Project Angel Food. This year will feature more comedy, more live in-studio guests, and the return of the all-star phone bank, inspired by the original Jerry Lewis Telethon. In addition, musical acts will perform live at KTLA in front of a live audience of Project Angel Food Volunteers.