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DIY names next home improvement star

DIY Network has announced Kayleen McCabe as winner of Stud Finder 2009, DIY's nationwide search to find its next network star. McCabe was selected out of more than 1,000 entries and was the victor among the five finalists who competed in a series of how-to challenges. Stud Finder 2009, an hour-long special premiering on November 20, will show McCabe's journey toward becoming the first female winner of DIY Network's Stud Finder competition. She will host her own DIY Network show in 2010.
November 9, 2009

DIY Network has announced Kayleen McCabe as winner of Stud Finder 2009, DIY’s nationwide search to find its next network star. McCabe was selected out of more than 1,000 entries and was the victor among the five finalists who competed in a series of how-to challenges. Stud Finder 2009, an hour-long special premiering on November 20, will show McCabe’s journey toward becoming the first female winner of DIY Network’s Stud Finder competition. She will host her own DIY Network show in 2010.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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