Close Russell preps Leslie Ackerson on covering 'The Voice' in Los Angeles Before WBIR reporter Leslie Ackerson went to Los Angeles to cover The Voice, WBIR anchor Russell Biven gave her some tips on what to expect. (5/8/17 4PM) WBIR 2:45 PM. EDT May 10, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST KNOXVILLE, TENN. - In 2015, we had a great time going back and forth from Knoxville to Los Angeles covering Jordan Smith and Emily Ann Roberts on The Voice. This season another local talent is shining bright in Tinseltown. Chris Blue continues to impress the judges in America. WBIR 10 news reporter Lesley Ackerson got the assignment this year, and before she left, I gave her a few tips on how to survive in Hollywood © 2017 WBIR.COM CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Newport Animal Shelter likely to close Scanner audio of the moment the escaped Georgia inmates were captured Terrifying moments that led up inmates' surrender Suspect assaults officers during traffic stop Woman's surprise visit by Crusoe Deputies: Boy kept in harness bolted to floor Newport animal shelter could close Homicide charges for missing woman's daughter Search continues for escaped inmates Pet of the Week: Discounted Pet Adoptions More Stories Fireball ride banned in Tennessee after deadly accident Jul 27, 2017, 4:20 p.m. More showers and storms are likely for your Friday! Dec 10, 2015, 10:15 a.m. Knox judges crack down on private process servers Jul 27, 2017, 6:42 p.m.