Michelle Marie is a TV Host, Correspondent and Producer who works for some of the most prestigious media organizations in the world. From anchoring in-studio to hosting live red carpet shows to sit-down interviews with top-tier talent – Michelle does it all. With hundreds of interviews to her credit, Michelle has emerged as a notable on-air talent covering entertainment, music and sports. Michelle’s natural charisma, versatility and engaging personality captivates a wide audience. She has a loyal following and her work continues to receive millions of views.
You can currently watch Michelle Marie interview athletes and celebrities as the host of ESPN’s “Guinness Suite”– where pop culture meets sports. The branded series airs weekly on ESPN’s SportsCenter and ESPN.com. Most recently, Michelle was a guest host on ESPN’s “SportsNation” discussing sports, music and pop-culture alongside Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley. She also made a cameo appearance as a Sports broadcaster co-hosting with NFL Network’s Eric Davis on Key and Peele’s East/West Bowl viral sketch in January 2015. The segment aired on the ‘Key and Peele Super Bowl Special’ on Comedy Central just before the big game, and the online version of the sketch garnered over 5 million views in just a few days. In 2014, Michelle joined a team of ESPN broadcasters as a co-host of the ESPYs Countdown Show Live From the Red Carpet on ESPN. She co-hosted alongside Nick “Swaggy P” Young of the LA Lakers, where they interviewed celebs and athletes, handed out ESPY hardware, and provided fashion commentary as guests stopped by the ‘Quicksilver 360 Stage’.
Michelle is an anchor for “AP Live” – The Associated Press’ Global Live Red Carpet Show, where she has prime location at major awards shows including The Oscars and Grammy Awards. Her focus and expertise in music has led her to work as on-air talent for some of the biggest music publications on the planet – Rolling Stone, Billboard, VEVO and VIBE – to name a few. Kicking off 2015, Michelle hosted for Rolling Stone at Sundance and their Rolling Stone/Google Play Grammys event. She was tapped as the official host for The Billboard Music Awards Blue Carpet Live Stream in 2013 where she was the first stop for all the stars. Directly following the blue carpet, she joined Billboard’s editorial director Bill Werde to co-host The Billboard Music Awards Backstage Live Stream. Throughout the three-hour ABC broadcast, Michelle and Bill discussed all things music, interviewed performers and nominees as they stepped off stage, and engaged millions of fans through real-time social media interaction. She also hosted for Billboard at their Sundance concert-series and Grammys after-party in 2014. In 2011, Michelle was ABC’s official digital host for the iconic show, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” – she interviewed performers backstage and rang in the New Year with the likes of Drake, Avril Lavigne, Jason Derulo and Neyo. A few months prior, Michelle co-hosted the American Music Awards Live Red Carpet Pre-Show as VEVO’s Correspondent and Music Expert in partnership with Dick Clark Productions. She served as the official AMA’s backstage correspondent and sat down to chat with the winners, presenters and performers.
From 2011-2014, Michelle was a regular anchor on E! News Now, covering breaking entertainment news online. She was also an anchor and correspondent for “The Daily Buzz” – a live entertainment news show on Celebuzz. Through the years, Michelle has interviewed countless music icons like Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Neyo, Clive Davis, Nas, Brad Paisley, Snoop Dogg and A-List actors like George Clooney, Sally Field, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Catherine-Zeta Jones, Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm, among others. She has traveled all over the country for various outlets, covering major events and red carpets including The Oscars, Grammys, ESPYs, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, Golden Globes, Emmys, People’s Choice, Critic’s Choice, CMAs, Sundance, Super Bowl and X-Games.
Michelle has also interviewed an impressive list of athletes including: LeBron James, Aaron Rogers, Blake Griffin, Michael Phelps, Josh Hamilton, Serena Williams, Shaun White, and more. She made headlines as a correspondent for Yahoo! Sports, where she secured an exclusive interview with Carmelo Anthony moments before his trade to the NY Knicks. Michelle also covered MLB Spring Training Camp in 2012 for Franklin Sports, where she hosted and produced interviews with the top players in the majors. In 2011, LeBron James’ production company hired Michelle as their official red carpet host and live emcee for the premiere of his animated series, “The LeBrons.” Michelle was Nike’s live host for their “Los Fearless Tournament” and “Fight Night at the Montalban.” Michelle is also a correspondent for Xbox and VIBE, where she covers sports lifestyle and celebrity-driven events.
Highly skilled behind the scenes, Michelle has produced and talent produced thousands of interviews, resulting in over 500 million impressions. Over the years she’s gained notoriety as a force both on and off the camera with talent publicists in entertainment and sports, executing shoots from start to finish. Michelle has solid connections with record label execs and music publicity teams – as a result, she has continued to book and interview some of the biggest artists today. With a background in PR and marketing, she also creates and produces branded content for major advertisers under her production company, Michelle Marie Productions.
For 3 1⁄2 years, Michelle was the Host and Producer for Young Hollywood, where she helped launch and shape the brand’s video direction during the early stages of premium digital video. Michelle was an integral part of the brand’s development and growth – interviewing talent and producing/booking segments with established and up-and-coming talent. From 2007-2010, Michelle wore many hats – she hosted and booked all of her talent interviews, covered red carpets, produced daily segments with editors in post, marketed interviews to distribution partners, created and developed show concepts for YH’s branded segments as well as their long-from shows with HULU. As the talent producer at Young Hollywood, Michelle always had an eye on rising talent. She sat down with Lady Gaga and Cory Monteith (Glee) before they broke out, and produced some of their first featured segments to air. While at YH, Michelle also profiled some of the biggest stars today, early in their career – including Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Justin Bieber, Neyo, Tyga, Far East Movement, among others. Her interviews were regularly featured on Yahoo!, People, and TV Guide.
Through the years, Michelle has developed a personal rapport with talent. Her genuine interest and authenticity always shines through, allowing them to easily drop their guard and share their stories with her. Prior to Young Hollywood, Michelle was the host of “Street Tuner Challenge” on FOX’s SPEED Channel. She also traveled across the nation as a live host and spokesperson, representing major corporations in the automotive, electronics, gaming and music industries.
Michelle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and is a Southern California native. She trained in piano and violin at a young age, and developed a strong affinity for music and performance. For 15 years, Michelle excelled in dance, with an emphasis in Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Ballet. She appeared in numerous music videos and live stages as a former professional dancer. As Michelle transitioned into TV broadcasting, her passion for performing in front of a live audience grew even stronger through the years.
With Spanish, Filipino, Italian and Hawaiian roots, Michelle’s unique and exotic look has always turned heads, and sparked curiosity. Along with her diverse appeal, Michelle’s ambition and strong work ethic sets her apart from the rest.
Michelle Marie currently resides in Los Angeles.