OPRAH WINFREY ACOLYTE and host of the "The Dr. Oz Show" Mehmet Oz, who earned his M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MBA from the Wharton School, turns 52 today. The stars predict another busy year for the popular TV host/cardiothoracic surgeon. It's going to be hard, even monotonous at times, but he needs to stay the course, as the saying goes. Given all he's accomplished so far (six New York Times best-sellers and roughly 250 heart surgeries a year), we have no doubt that he will.
Notably newsy birthdays around town this week: Fox 29 reporter/anchor Joyce Evans, 55 on Thursday; former NBC10 medical reporter Cherie Bank, 62 on Saturday; and former Fox anchor Dawn Stensland, celebrating 48 Saturday.