Michelle Marie is a television personality, broadcast journalist, and producer best known for entertainment news, sports, and music programming. From hosting studio shows before a live audience, to anchoring official, live pre-shows during awards season, to countless one-on-one interviews with A-list talent – you name it, she does it. Michelle’s versatility and wealth of experience in multiple formats has led her to on-air talent roles for some of the most prominent television and digital platforms in the world, including ESPN, E!, ABC, Associated Press, Yahoo!, Billboard and Rolling Stone. Most recently, Michelle has been a recurring guest host on ESPN’s talk-variety show, SportsNation, where she discusses sports and pop culture with a social media twist, moderates panel discussions, and interviews celebrities/athletes before a live, studio audience. She is also a host for Rolling Stone, conducting feature interviews with artists across their various events and music festivals.
Over the past six years, Michelle has hosted live broadcasts and pre-shows for the biggest events in entertainment. She has been tapped as an official, live red carpet pre-show host for The ESPYs Countdown Show, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and was the global, live red carpet anchor for The Associated Press, covering The Oscars and Grammy Awards for two consecutive award seasons. Michelle was ABC’s backstage digital host for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest and co-anchored The Billboard Music Award’s backstage live stream, which served as a second screen throughout the three-hour telecast.
With a career spanning nearly a decade, Michelle has interviewed the biggest celebrities and athletes in the world including Lady Gaga, George Clooney, LeBron James, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Aaron Rogers, Ben Affleck, Peyton Manning, Jon Hamm, Miley Cyrus, Carmelo Anthony, Celine Dion, Sally Field, among many others. She is a trusted personality within the entertainment, sports and music industries and has developed a solid personal rapport with a variety of talent and their teams throughout the course of her career.
Ethincally diverse with a mix of Filipino, Spanish, Italian and Hawaiian heritage, Michelle’s inviting on-air presence and charismatic personality captures a wide audience. She has a natural ability to facilitate authentic and candid conversations, easily relating to anyone she talks to. Michelle is also a force behind the scenes as an accomplished producer who can secure access to talent and events, allowing her to create content from start to finish. Always making the most of her multi-faceted talents in front and behind the camera, Michelle has landed exclusive interviews for various outlets and corporate brands. Combining her compelling interview style, engaging personality and impressive skill-sets, Michelle landed an opportunity to host a studio interview series for the Worldwide Leader in Sports.
In December 2013, Michelle joined ESPN as host of the “Guinness Suite,” a weekly interview series, profiling athletes and celebrities. In a Guinness-branded studio suite at ESPN Los Angeles, Michelle discussed sports and lifestyle topics with some of the best in both worlds. The on-going series aired weekly on SportsCenter and ESPN.com throughout 2014. In the spring of 2015, Michelle became a recurring fill-in host for SportsNation on ESPN2.
In 2014, Michelle was tapped to join an all-star team of ESPN broadcasters as a co-host of the “ESPYs Countdown Show,” the two-hour, live red carpet pre-show leading into the ceremony. She shared the stage with NBA star, Nick “Swaggy P” Young of the LA Lakers to discuss fashion, as guest stopped by the ‘Quicksilver 360 Cam’ to show off their style. They also interviewed celebrities and athletes and presented ESPYs hardware to Colin Kapernick and Maria Shirapova.
In January 2015, Michelle made her acting debut as a sports broadcaster on Key and Peele’s East/West Bowl – Pro Edition, co-anchoring alongside NFL Network’s Eric Davis. The iconic sketch aired over Super Bowl weekend on Comedy Central’s ‘Key and Peele Super Bowl Special,’ garnering national buzz, with 5-million viral views prior to it’s TV debut.
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS & TALK SHOWS
As an entertainment news anchor and correspondent, Michelle has covered nearly every major event and red carpet across the country. In 2013, Michelle was announced as the anchor of “AP Live” – The Associated Press‘ global, live red carpet pre-show, covering two consecutive award seasons. With a prime platform at The Academy Awards and Grammy Awards, Michelle’s coverage was watched by millions across the world.
From 2011–2013, Michelle was as host at E! Entertainment for their daily, online news show – “E! News Now. As a recurring studio anchor, Michelle delivered breaking entertainment news for the award-winning series, generating millions of views. In 2013, Michelle was a guest co-host of nationally syndicated talk show, Maury, and was a contributing panelist on “The Yo Show” – Yahoo!’s daily pop culture roundtable series.
From 2011–2013, Michelle was also a studio anchor and red carpet correspondent for “The Daily Buzz” – a live, entertainment news talk show for Buzzmedia. From their studio overlooking the Hollywood sign, she moderated live commentary between editorial panelists, guest experts via Skype, and conducted guest celebrity interviews. As their correspondent, she also covered various award shows and events, including The Golden Globes, Emmys, VMAs, Twilight’s ‘Breaking Dawn 2’ and ‘The Host’ Live Stream Premieres. She was also the co-host of “The B-Cap,” a weekly, TV recap series.
As one of the first hosts to interview Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Neyo, Justin Bieber and Jason DeRulo early on in their career, Michelle has profiled numerous musicians across all genres – following them along their journey to mainstream success. Her long-standing relationships with artists and label publicity execs, along with her distinct passion for music, has led her to on-air talent roles for two of the most respected publications in the industry – Billboard and Rolling Stone.
In June 2016, Michelle was the host, writer and producer for Rolling Stone at Bonnaroo “Live at the Grind” with Teva, where she conducted a series of one-on-one interviews with artists performing at the festival. A year prior, she was the host at the “Rolling Stone x Merrell Sundance” interview lounge, and conducted one of the final on-camera interviews with Scott Weiland before his tragic passing. She also sat down with The Weeknd for an exclusive interview before his performance at “The Rolling Stone x Google Play Grammys event.” She also served as their red carpet correspondent.
In 2013, Michelle began working with Billboard as the official, pre-show host for The Billboard Music Awards. As the first stop for all the stars, Michelle interviewed the biggest chart-toppers in the industry, holding it down as the only anchor during the two-hour live stream. Following her red carpet duties, Michelle joined Billboard’s editorial director, Bill Werde, to co-host The Billboard Music Awards Backstage Live Stream,. As ABC’s second screen call to action throughout the three-hour ABC broadcast, Michelle and Bill discussed all-things music, interviewed performers and nominees, and engaged millions of fans through real-time social media interaction. She served as Billboard’s Grammy red carpet after-party correspondent and covered Sundance in 2014 as Billboard’s host of the ‘Billboard x Sonos” interview lounge.
In 2013, Michelle hosted “The Evolution Of,” a digital MTV VMAs promo, profiling the careers of Taylor Swift, One Direction, and Carly Rae Jepsen. Later that year, Michelle was the host of the official Life is Beautiful Festival documentary, produced by Tony Hsieh’s Freemont East Studios. In 2011, Michelle was the livestream host for Rock the Bells Music Festival, where she interviewed old-school hip hop acts and new MC’s including Kendrick Lamar, Bone Thugs and Harmony, Common and more.
From 2011-2012, Michelle was a correspondent and producer for VIBE, covering Coachella, BET Awards, and The ESPYs. Concurrently, Michelle was tapped as a host, creator, producer, and talent booker for her first first in-studio music interview and performance series on You Tube’s popular entertainment channel, Clevver Music.
In 2011, Michelle was ABC’s official digital host for the iconic show, ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,’ where 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,’ holding down the arrivals stage and representing VEVO as a music expert, in partnership with Dick Clark Productions. She also served as the AMAs’ official backstage correspondent, sitting down with presenters and musicians, following their win. Michelle was also the first on-air talent for VEVO NEWS, serving as their red carpet correspondent in 2010-2011, covering the CMAs in Nashville, People’s Choice Awards, and the official VEVO AMA’s after party.
SPORTS & LIVE EVENTS EMCEE
In October 2015, Michelle was asked to host a special evening for YPO – Young President’s Organization, where she conducted an in-depth interview with Jason Collins to discuss his life as the first openly gay athlete in four major sports. In 2014, Michelle co-hosted Disney’s ‘Million Dollar Arm Pitching Competition,’ a live event that took over Hollywood Boulevard to kick off the film’s world premiere. During LA’s All-Star Weekend in 2011, Michelle was Nike’s live host and emcee for “Los Fearless Tournament” and “Fight Night at the Montalban.” She was also tapped as the live emcee and host for Believe Entertainment and Springhill Productions’ animated series premiere of ‘The LeBrons,’ where she sat down for a one-on-one with LeBron James.
From 2011-2013, Michelle was a recurring host of “Yahoo Sports Minute” – the #1 online sports show on Yahoo!. In 2011, Michelle made headlines as a host/reporter for Yahoo! Sports, where she secured an exclusive, sit-down interview with Carmelo Anthony moments before his trade to the NY Knicks. She also contributed to Y! Sports’ Super Bowl XLV coverage in Dallas, earlier that year.
From 2008-2010, Michelle began to merge sports journalism with entertainment/lifestyle content, as the host and producer for Yahoo! Sports’ lifestyle channel, Young Hollywood. She curated weekly videos for Yahoo! Sports, secured access at sports/entertainment events, and conducted one-on-one segments with athletes. Covering sports from an entertainment angle, Michelle organically combined fun, lighthearted conversations with newsworthy topics, which helped Y! generate millions of clicks. Her interviews making front page on the Y! Sports Channel became a regular thing as she became a fixture at various sports lifestyle-driven events including Super Bowl, NBA All-Star Weekend, The Rose Bowl, ESPYs, X-Games, Celebrity Golf Tournaments, Charity Basketball Games, video game releases, and more.
Michelle cut her teeth as a full-time host, senior producer and booker for Young Hollywood. From 2007-2010, she helped develop the start-up company from the ground up and became an integral asset in their grown as an entertainment brand. At the forefront of digital video, Michelle created premium content at YH, long before the influx of the digital video outlets we see today. She was vital in shaping YH’s video content through various stages, and was in charge of the programming slate, which ranged from event coverage, set visits, to one-on-one profile-style interviews. Michelle was the host, writer and producer of each of her segments and secured the access to all of talent and events she covered. She was also a key contributor to YH’s marketing and branded content plans, and worked closely with executives and media partners to distribute weekly content. Michelle’s work for YH was consistently syndicated across a multitude of major outlets, both broadcast and online. She also helped launch their first long-form series on Hulu, as the host, writer and producer of ‘Beyond the Athlete’ and ‘Backstage Pass.’
Prior to Young Hollywood, Michelle was the co-host of “Street Tuner Challenge” on FOX’s SPEED Channel. Kickstarting her hosting career, Michelle traveled across the nation as a live emcee/host and spokesperson for several years, representing major corporations in the automotive, electronics, gaming and music industries including Tecmo, Yamaha, VOLVO, Suzuki, Sanyo and Sharp Electronics.
BACKGROUND & CHILDHOOD
Michelle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, studied Broadcast Journalism at UCLA, and is a Southern California native.
Michelle has been an entertainer since early childhood; her strong passion for music and dance sparked when she was just 5 years old. Classically trained in piano and violin, this tiny dancer was always on the go and was seen performing each week at local dance and music recitals. Michelle’s affinity for music and performance grew stronger through the adolescent years, eventually shifting all of her focus to dance. She began to excel as a competitive dancer in the jazz, hip-hop, and lyrical categories, and became a national dance team member and co-captain of California Dance Academy’s
“TnT Dance Team.”
Michelle’s leadership skills began to evolve, and her competitive drive became undeniable. After winning numerous awards at national dance competitions, Michelle was scouted by a dance agent at 16-years-old. After years of auditioning, working on commercials, live shows and music videos for artists like 50 Cent and Beyonce, Michelle parlayed those years of experience on stage into a television hosting career. Whether she’s on a TV screen speaking into a microphone or performing her choreographed dance routine in a packed-arena, Michelle truly thrives when she’s live.
Michelle’s strong work ethic, diverse appeal, and love for storytelling is undeniable. This combination, along with her decision to stay true to herself by shaping her career around her authentic passions has become a key component to her success. Always pushing herself to new levels with confidence and determination, Michelle is poised to have a broadcasting career that lasts a lifetime.
Michelle Marie currently resides in Los Angeles.
MICHELLE MARIE PRODUCTIONS
Michelle Marie Productions (MMP) is a full-service production company providing multi-media video content for a variety of corporate and entertainment clients. Specializing in digital series, branded content, corporate video and social video campaigns, MMP has been trusted since 2011 by Fortune 500 brands and clientele including: Rock the Vote, Microsoft/Xbox, Unilever, Iconix Brand Group, Patrón, UDI’s Gluten Free, Colgate, Franklin Sports, Avia/Ryka, and Foster Grant, among others. As a founder of MMP, Michelle’s authentic storytelling skills in front and behind the camera has helped her develop and execute organic and engaging video campaigns.
Focused on expanding the MMP banner, Michelle is currently developing television and digital projects. For more info on MMP, click here.