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Look who's co-hosting ...

Jackie Schmillen
Jackie Schmillen, 1998 Donna Reed Scholar

1998 Donna Reed Scholarship Winner to co-host Gala.

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has announced that Jackie Schmillen, CW Iowa 23, and Michael Morain, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, will co-host the 2020 Celebrate Iowa Gala, a statewide celebration of Iowa arts, history, film, and culture on Friday, December 11, 2020.

Schmillen, a 1998 Donna Reed Iowa Scholarship Recipient in Acting, is a host on the morning show CW Iowa LIVE on Des Moines local channel 23. The show from 7-10 AM starts the day in a positive way, by focusing on all the great and local things that are happening in central Iowa.

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