John Christopher Parente

is a seven-time Emmy Award winning reporter, anchor and entertainment host. Currently, he is the co-anchor on Daybreak, Denver, Colorado’s FOX affiliate. He’s been in the television business for more than 24 years. Prior to that, Parente was the morning anchor at WAVE-TV in Louisville, Kentucky. A highlight for Parente was hosting an hour of national television, filling in for Regis Philbin on Live with Regis & Kelly. They loved him so much, Parente was invited back to the show a second time, as feature reporter for their “Ambush Makeovers.” He has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, actors and politicians, and his live work has been featured nationally on CNN, FOX and MSNBC. Parente graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1989. He went on to graduate with honors from Indiana University, with degrees in both journalism and political science. He studied theatre at Indiana University and got his improvisation training at Chicago’s famed “Second City.” He’s performed with improv troupes at countless festivals and shows. He is currently performing with the troupe he helped found, the “Queerbots.” Parente is humbled and honored to join his father, John Parente, on the Wall of Pride as the first father-son duo to receive this recognition.