Heather McKinley is a screenwriter, actress and former television journalist. Heather has recently been cast in Croix, the prequel to the Amoral Collection and The McCray Family television series. On screen, Heather McKinley can be seen in several feature films including The Front Runner starring Hugh Jackman, Through The Glass Darkly, starring Robin Lively, Fatima’s Revenge, American Undead and several other projects. Prior to the big screen, Heather (formerly Heather Thompson) appeared as a guest co-host on several episodes of ABC’s The View alongside Meredith Viera, Star Jones, and Joy Behar. She was one of only 20 women across the country, including Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck to audition live on-air for a vacant co-host spot. During the Covid-19 Global Pandemic, when the world shut down, Heather and a group of dynamic women produced pilot talk show Beautifully Driven from their own homes. The women used the show to encourage, inspire and uplift audiences during a period of grave isolation. For over almost 30 years, Heather McKinley has been a constant figure in the Atlanta television market covering live, local, and breaking news for CBS, NBC, and FOX, as well as anchoring the evening news and hosting talk show Get Connected. She has also produced numerous television specials, talk show In Depth, and 11 Alive’s Community Service Awards. Throughout her dynamic career Heather has interviewed world leaders and some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Tyler Perry, Angelina Jolie, John Travolta, Cicely Tyson, Presidents George H. Bush and Jimmy Carter, Jane Fonda, Tom Brokaw, Lynn Whitfield, Governor Sonny Perdue, Martin Lawrence, Rosie O’Donnell, Former Governor Zell Miller, Tim Allen, Ted Turner, Senator Max Cleland, and many more. If you haven't seen her, you may have heard her. Heather has voiced dozens of voice-overs and hosted corporate videos, both locally and nationally. She has also used her skills in the consulting arena coaching professional athletes and executive level clients prepare for first-time on-camera interviews. Heather can also be seen modeling in several national print commercials including Shell Oil, The Ritz Carlton, Naturalwear Magazine, The Bubba Keg and more. Heather began her television news career at CNBC in business and financial news, writing and producing several weekday business shows starring Ron Insana, David Faber, Sue Herrera, Bill Griffith, Joe Kernan and many more. Following her fast track at CNBC, she was also part of the team hired by Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes to launch Fox News Channel in the ‘90’s. Heather has appeared in several musical and dramatic theatre productions and is a proud member on the Board of Trustees for The Georgia Ensemble Theatre.
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