Bridging the Gap in the Foster Care Community

Guest Judges

Marcus Smith

Marcus G. Smith is President and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. and President of SMI owned Charlotte Motor Speedway. He is the son of SMI Executive Chairman, Bruton Smith.

Brad Panovich

Brad Panovich is a meteorologist at WCNC-TV as part of the First Warn Storm Team. Brad really loves Charlotte and the proximity to the mountains and the beach and is excited about being a part of Charlotte Has Talent.

Emily Maynard Johnson

Emily is a New York best selling author and was formally on one of ABC’s most watched tv shows. She is a mother to 4 beautiful children and is excited to be a guest judge for Charlotte Has Talent.

Jesse Chris

Jesse was the first country artist to be named Artist of the Month by legendary Elvis Duran and has performed on the TODAY Show. Jesse has a heart for philanthropy and has worked with several organizations such as The AD Council and the Wounded Warriors, she is excited to join Least of These Carolinas as they serve youth in foster care.

Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee is a Carolina girl from Kings Mountain. She started her radio career as an intern with the Ace and TJ show before moving to New York City to be the Morning show co-host with Nick Cannon. She has since gotten married and had two sons, Bear (4) and Zion (1 year) After a few years in Nashville, she and her family are back in Charlotte and she’s ecstatic to team up with Paul Schadt in the Morning on 96.9 The Kat.