15th Season of The Challenge Honors Community Heroes

NBC4's live sports show The Challenge, celebrating its 15th season, hosted by award-winning Sports Anchor Fred Roggin, airs every week following Sunday Night Football on NBC4.

In addition to sports highlights and live interviews with athletes, the 30-minute show features a "Hero of the Night" each week to salute the many men and women across Southern California who serve our community. This season, heroes from the medical community helping those impacted by COVID-19 along with first responders are saluted.

Stay tuned for a different hero featured every Sunday night through January 3, 2021.

Watch the first hero, Dr. Younes from Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, that aired on September 13.

Dr. Basil Younes has been serving Inglewood and the South Bay faithfully throughout the pandemic, from his home city of Redondo Beach to Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood and beyond.

Watch heroes Dr. Barrio on September 20 and Dr. Chan on September 27.

Meet Donna Rottschafer, RN, who works in the COVID-19 unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange and was featured on October 4.


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On October 11, we featured Arnold Ubalde, RN, who works in the ICU and COVID-19 unit at Glendale Memorial Hospital.

We honored CHP Officer William Day and Rialto Police Chief Mark Kling on October 18, who saved a woman's life.

City of Fontana Police Department Officers Daniel Romero and Steven Reed helped a woman in labor and delivered her baby on the side of the road. We shared their story on Sunday, October 25.

On November 1, Dee Crawford, RN from Riverside University Health System medical center was The Challenge Hero of the Night. Nurse Crawford transports COVID-19 patients to and from clinical units for tests and assists with managing PPE needs for the staff.

Arcadia Fire Department's Captain Steve Sinnott is part of a strike team that spent seven days battling the El Dorado Fire in Yucaipa and two weeks at the Bobcat Fire. We honored him on November 8.

On November 15, we saluted Nurse Debbie Wooters, a COVID-19 ICU nurse at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo and her husband Dan Wooters, battalion chief for San Bernardino County Fire.

Heroes of the Night on November 22: Murrieta Fire and Rescue Captain Red Martinez, Engineer Brandon Forsberg and Firefighter Paramedic Tom O’Brien were part of a crew that fought the Blue Ridge Fire in Chino Hills and prevented the flames from jumping the 71 Freeway.

Pomona Police Department Corporal Chris Lewis headed a toy drive for kids during the holiday season and we honored him on The Challenge on November 29.

Meet The Challenge Heroes of the night on December 6: Dr. Adrian Cotton and Nurse Jessica Cedillo Ramirez work in the COVID-19 ICU unit at Loma Linda University Health.

The Inland Empire's Verde District Police Department Chief Mark Clark runs the annual “Chief’s Toy Chest” for elementary schools in the Val Verde Unified School District - check out our hero of the night on December 14.

On December 20, The Challenge honored Hero of the Night's LA Care Health Plan’s Dr. Hanna Sung who helps high risk patients who have a greater chance of complications from COVID-19.

On December 27, Detective Danny Suarez, Officer Nic Cantino and Detective Everth Bercian from the Riverside Police Department were featured.

On the final episode of The Challenge on January 3, 2021, Nurse Anthony Wilkinson and Nurse Danielle Wilkinson from Providence Mission Hospital in Orange County were featured.

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