Karla Gordy Bristol will be the celebrity MC at the upcoming “Icons of the Inner City Banquet” (Sept 26) to benefit Holy Name of Jesus School. Karla was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised from the age of six in Beverly Hills, California. She proudly carries both her parents’ last names. Her mother is Iris Gordy, a former Motown Records vice president & executive producer and her father is the late Johnny Bristol, Grammy nominated legendary songwriter, producer, and singer. Karla is the great-niece of Motown founder Berry Gordy.