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DeDe McGuire, the hardest working woman in radio. A trailblazer and industry leader who has been entertaining radio audiences for over a decade. This talented and award winning personality is one of only a few women nationwide to have her own morning show. After co-hosting the nationally syndicated radio program “The Doug Banks Show”, DeDe now hosts her own radio show, “DeDe in the Morning”, heard weekday mornings on KKDA/K104 Dallas, Texas.
DeDe has appeared on CNN, FOX, Oxygen and BET and has interviewed world leaders from President Obama, to Hillary Clinton, to celebrities such as Jay Z and Beyonce. She is a philanthropist, community activist, mentor and volunteer. DeDe McGuire strives to continue being a popular media personality, strong working woman and entrepreneur.
She has been recognized within her industry and community. Some of her accolades include the International Black Broadcasters (IBBA) Lifetime Achievement Award (2013); winner of The Elite News Communications Award (2014); Shades of Success Honoree (2014); Dallas Local Love Pioneer Award (2017), and was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dallas by Rolling out Magazine.
Dede enjoys spending time with her husband Chris Allen and their latest family addition, Little Dak Prescott Allen. You can stream “DeDe in the Morning” live weekdays from 6AM until 10AM CST at www.myk104.com.
Marital status: Married
Where I’m From: Seattle, Germany, Killeen, Texas (Army Brat)
First Job: Placing flyers on peoples cars (Geographical Promoter)
My Fashion Sense: Comfy-classophisticated style (I made that up)
Extracurricular Activities: Shopping, drinking wine, shopping, taking shots, shopping & partying!
Pets: No! (Not comfortable around things with 4 legs)
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Food: Pork Chops
Favorite Album: R. Kelly “12 Play”
Favorite Book: Left Behind series
Favorite Artists: My (imaginary) twin “Beyonce’”, R. Kelly & Prince
Top 3 Movies: Anchorman, The 300 & The Best Man (Because I’m in it)
Super Power: Super hearing (Because I love to hear people’s secrets & gossip)
Best Concert I Have Ever Seen: Essence Fest (every year)
Three People For Dinner: My father, MLK and a Genie (to grant me 3 MORE wishes)
Guilty Pleasures: Reality Shows
Favorite Quote: “Well behaved women rarely make history.”
Quote I Live By: “I got places to go and people to see, I gotta bring home the bacon!”
Best Advice My Mom Gave: “Be humble and respect everyone.”
Biggest Success: That I’m a female hosting mornings in Dallas.
I Sometimes Get Mistaken For: Beyonce’
If I Weren’t On The Air: I would be in real estate and interior design.