Joining the festivities at this year's July Fourth Parade is KUSI TV's Mike Castellucci, longtime news anchor and Emmy winning host of the unique morning show, "The Office."
Television news celebrity Mike Castellucci will ride in the 64th Annual Independence Day Parade on
July 4th as guest of the Coronado Brewing Company
is seen with the three
received last week acknowledging professional excellence as a television journalist.
Photo courtesy of KUSI TV-51 and Mike Castellucci.
will ride in the parade as special guest of the Coronado Brewing Company
will carry the official designation of, "co-pilot and navigator" in CBC's
1924 Model T beer truck, "Olive Oyl," said Ron Chapman, co-founder and CEO of the restaurant and brewery.
The 64th Annual Independence Day Holiday Parade falls on a Wednesday this year, with a theme of, "America's People.
The parade will run from 10 a.m. until noon on July 4th.
"I had the honor to ride in last December's Holiday Parade," said Castellucci
," and it was so much fun that when I got the invitation to ride in the Independence Day Parade I jumped at the chance.
I love Coronado, and I'm really looking forward to this."
Castellucci's morning show carries him all over San Diego County.
did a small piece for the evening news on his
Coronado parade experience last December, while riding in the Coronado Brewing Company's
Model T beer truck.
This year he
is trying to put together a live broadcast where he
would walk the staging areas and talk to parade entries and spectators before the parade.
"The Office," finds the witty newsman in a variety of locations, where he
broadcasts live from various communities in San Diego County by setting up a desk, lamp, file cabinet, bowling pin and other comical office props.
It's a unique way to tell a community story and involve people, and has been very well received.
received three Emmys last week for excellence in his
craft - for "Outstanding Magazine
Program" (a half-hour special called "Flipped Out" that he
did entirely on his
Flip camera), for "Writing," and for "On-Camera Performer."
The little Coronado beer truck has achieved somewhat iconic status on the island.
streets of Coronado
all year long, logging roughly 100 miles a week.
is seen in a past
July Fourth Parade.
has broadcast numerous times from Coronado
, including live packages at the Coronado Brewing Company
and the newly restored Village Theatre.
In May he
did a short film on the ferryboat Silvergate that carries pedestrians and bicyclists back and forth across the bay.
That film can be viewed at:
The 1924 Model T beer truck of the Coronado Brewing Company
will host TV personality Mike
in the July Fourth Parade.