Meet the Team

Ashley Holt

Host, "Morning Rush"

Ashley Holt is a host and producer for Newsy's live morning show "Morning Rush." Before joining the Newsy team, she was a television reporter in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Columbia, Missouri. She got her bachelor of journalism from the University of Missouri. Her dream interviews that would probably flip her world upside down are Beyonce and Oprah.

  Recent Work
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The World's Largest Starbucks Adapts To New Coffee Consumer Trends

Teaching Slavery in America
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Why Teaching Slavery In Classrooms Matters (Part 1)

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The Key To Teaching Slavery In The Classroom (Part 2)

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One Parent's Reaction To Teaching Slavery In The Classroom (Part 3)

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What Teachers Need To Know Before Teaching About Slavery (Part 4)

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The Business Of Streetwear Is Undoubtedly Booming

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Why Young Republicans Have A Hard Time Trusting The Media

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How LGBTQ Curriculum Is Being Taught In Schools

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Professional Female Athletes See Some Of The Widest Pay Gaps

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How Far Can Wearable Technology Go?

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Can Trust In The Media Be Restored?

Ashley Holt, host of "The Day Ahead," sits down with Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to Barack Obama.
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Valerie Jarrett Shares Her Personal Journey

Ashley Holt, host of "The Day Ahead," sits down with Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to Barack Obama.
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Valerie Jarrett Talks Trump

Ashley Holt, host of The Day Ahead, sits down with Valerie Jarrett to discuss her thoughts on 2020.
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Valerie Jarrett Looks Forward To 2020

The Day Ahead host, Ashley Holt sits down with Valerie Jarrett to discuss her new book.
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How Valerie Jarrett Became A Household Name Overnight

Ashley Holt sits down with Hailey Shannon who started sober curious after facing her own journey with alcohol issues.
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Sober Curious Is A New Movement You Might Want To Consider Joining

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'The Day Ahead' On Black Hair, Acceptance And How Far We Have To Go

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Workplaces Are Shifting As A Result Of The #MeToo Movement

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Gun Violence In Chicago Communities Part Two

Police investigate the scene of a quadruple homicide on Chicago's South Side.
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Gun Violence In Chicago's Communities

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The Lab: What Scientists Still Want To Know About CBD

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Shutting Out The Noise While Staying In The Know

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Daily Dose: Carded For Caffeine? Some May Try It.

A lesbian couple hold hands during a Gay Pride rally
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'The Day Ahead' Looks At LGBTQ Domestic Violence

A young boy gets ready to view the solar eclipse with his telescope on November 14, 2012 in Palm Cove, Australia.
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'The Day Ahead' Asks: Are We Alone In The Universe?

The purple ribbon is a universal sign of support for domestic violence victims.
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Domestic Violence Can Be More Complicated For LGBTQ Community

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How Abusers Use Social Media As A Weapon

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The Type Of Domestic Violence You Can't See

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How Did Our Fascination With Aliens Begin?

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What Is Space Weather?