Michelle Marie is a TV Host, Journalist and Producer who has covered the worlds of Entertainment and Sports for the past eight years. From anchoring in-studio to hosting live red carpet shows to sit-down profiles with top-tier talent – Michelle does it all. Her versatility and experience in multiple formats has led her to work for some of the most prestigious media outlets in the world. She’s interviewed countless icons through the years and is known for developing a quick rapport with talent through her refreshing and authentic approach. Michelle has become a notable TV personality and takes pride in staying true to herself through her work – with distinct passions for music, pop culture and sports.
Michelle is currently a fill-in host for “SportsNation” on ESPN. She discusses sports with a pop culture twist and interviews celebrities and athletes in-studio alongside co-hosts Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley. In late 2013, Michelle began working for ESPN as host of the “Guinness Suite,” an in-studio interview show profiling athletes and celebrities. The suite was housed at ESPN’s LA headquarters and her interview segments aired weekly on SportsCenter and ESPN.com. Michelle joined a team of ESPN broadcasters as a co-host of The 2014 ESPYs Countdown Show – the official red carpet pre-show, airing live on ESPN. She worked alongside co-host NBA star, Nick “Swaggy P” Young of the LA Lakers. They conducted interviews with athletes and celebrities, handed out ESPYs hardware, and provided fashion commentary as guests stopped by the ‘Quicksilver 360 Stage’.
In January 2015, Michelle made a cameo appearance as a sports broadcaster on Key and Peele’s East/West Bowl – Pro Edition comedy sketch, co-anchoring alongside NFL Network’s Eric Davis. The iconic skit aired over Super Bowl weekend on Comedy Central’s ‘Key and Peele Super Bowl Special,’ and went viral online generating national buzz with 5 million views just days before it’s TV debut.
Michelle is no stranger to the red carpet, as has been tapped as an official, live red carpet pre-show host for several awards shows in addition to The ESPYs, including Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards. Michelle is also an anchor for AP Live – ‘The Associated Press’ Live Red Carpet Show’. With prime location at The Oscars and Grammys in 2013 and 2014, Michelle’s live red carpet coverage was seen by millions all over the world.
Michelle’s expertise in music led her to become a host for two of the most respected music publications in the industry – Billboard and Rolling Stone. Her relationship with Billboard began in 2013, as she was tapped as the official pre-show host for The Billboard Music Awards. As the first stop for all the stars, Michelle held it down as the only host during the entire two-hour blue carpet live stream, where she interviewed the biggest chart-toppers in the industry. Directly following the blue carpet, Michelle 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. Kicking off 2015, Michelle was the host of ‘Rolling Stone Live at Sundance’ and Rolling Stone’s Grammys event. A year prior, Michelle was the host of the ‘Billboard Grammy Afterparty’ and ‘Billboard-Sonos Concert Series at Sundance’.
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’ hosting the arrivals stage and representing VEVO as a Music Expert in partnership with Dick Clark Productions. She also served as the official AMA’s backstage correspondent and sat down to chat with the winners, presenters and performers. In late 2010, Michelle became VEVO’s first female on-air talent, covering several awards shows as their red carpet correspondent for the CMAs in Nashville, People’s Choice Awards, and the AMAs carpet and official VEVO after party.
From 2011-2013, Michelle was a recurring anchor for two of the most popular digital news shows: “E! News Now” – delivering breaking entertainment news online for E! Entertainment and “Yahoo Sports Minute” – the #1 daily sports show online on Yahoo!. In 2012-2013, she was also an anchor and correspondent for “The Daily Buzz” – a live entertainment news show on Celebuzz. She guest co-hosted the Maury Show in 2013, and was a panel contributor on ‘The Yo! Show’ on Yahoo!. Michelle has traveled all over the country for various outlets, covering major entertainment events and red carpets including: The Oscars, Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, Golden Globes, Emmys, People’s Choice, Critic’s Choice, CMAs, Sundance, and more.
Michelle’s interview style allows celebrities and athletes to easily open up to share their stories like two close friends – resulting in unguarded, candid, and real conversations. Through the years, she’s interviewed numerous 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, Neil Patrick-Harris, among others. Michelle has also interviewed an impressive list of athletes including LeBron James, Aaron Rogers, Peyton Manning, Colin Kapernick, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, Michael Phelps, Josh Hamilton, Matt Kemp, Serena Williams, Joe Montana, Shaun White, Joey Votto, and more.
In 2011, Michelle made headlines as a special correspondent for Yahoo! Sports, where she secured an exclusive interview with Carmelo Anthony moments before his trade to the NY Knicks. She was also a special correspondent for Y!’s event coverage at Super Bowl XLV in Dallas. From 2008-2010, Michelle started working with Yahoo! Sports as the main host and producer for their lifestyle channel (Young Hollywood). She conducted one-on-one interviews with athletes, profiling their life on and off-the-field. She was also fixture covering sporting events and interviewing athletes during NBA All-Star Weekend, Super Bowl, The Rose Bowl, ESPYs, X-Games, Celebrity Golf Tournaments, Charity Basketball Games, Commercial Set Visits, Video Game Launches, etc. Each week, Michelle worked closely with Yahoo! Sports executive producer of video, providing her with Y!’s editorial needs. She organically weaved newsworthy sports topics and questions into her lifestyle interviews with athletes, which resulted in buzz-worthy segments – regularly featured on the Yahoo! home page. Soon thereafter, LeBron James’ production company hired Michelle as their official red carpet host and live emcee for the premiere of his animated series, “The LeBrons.” co-produced by Believe Entertainment. During All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles in 2011, Michelle was tapped as Nike’s live host for “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. Tapping into the branded space, Michelle covered MLB Spring Training Camp in 2012 for Franklin Sports, where she hosted and produced interviews with the top players in the majors.
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 and management teams in entertainment, music and sports – executing shoots from start to finish. Michelle has built solid connections in all three fields and can secure interviews with talent at the drop of a hat. Her ties with the music industry are especially strong with record label executives and publicity teams – as a result, she has booked and interviewed some of the biggest artists today. As the founder and executive producer of Michelle Marie Productions, she currently develops TV & Digital Shows and creates/produces branded content for major advertisers.
For 3 1⁄2 years, Michelle was a full-time Host and Producer for Young Hollywood. She is known for launching and shaping the brand’s video direction during the early stages of premium digital video. Working for the company during their start-up phase, Michelle soon became an integral part of the brand’s online development and growth. She generated industry buzz about YH by treating the company as if it were her own, working around the clock. Through these invaluable experiences, Michelle became a force both on-camera and behind the scenes, as she focused mainly on populating the music and sports vertical. From 2007-2010, Michelle wore many hats – she hosted daily interview profiles, covered weekly events, all while booking and producing all of her shoots/interviews. She spent her days in the field and in the edit bay, producing her interviews/videos in post, pitching interviews to distribution partners, and creating and developing show concepts for YH’s branded segments and long-from shows on HULU. As the main 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. A few of Michelle’s exclusive interviews were featured on many shows including: Entertainment Tonight, Extra, The Daily 10, Chelsea Lately, E! News, and ET Canada.
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, studied Broadcast Journalism at UCLA, 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.