Michelle Marie is a seasoned TV Host, Journalist and Producer who works for some of the most prestigious media outlets and organizations in the world. From breaking entertainment news in-studio to hosting live red carpet shows to sit-down interviews with top-tier talent – Michelle does it all. With thousands of interviews to her credit, she quickly 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 hundreds of 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 all-new branded series airs weekly on ESPN’s SportsCenter and ESPN.com. Most recently, Michelle co-hosted the 2014 ESPYs Countdown Show Live From the Red Carpet on ESPN alongside Nick “Swaggy P” Young of the LA Lakers. Michelle is also the anchor of “AP Live” – The Associated Press’ Global Live Red Carpet Show, where she has prime position on the carpet at major award shows including The Oscars and Grammys. In May 2013, Michelle was tapped as the official host for The Billboard Music Awards Blue Carpet Live Stream. 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.
Michelle is a regular host and correspondent for AP, ESPN, Billboard, E! News Now, Yahoo!, VEVO, and more. Since 2007, 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 was ABC’s official digital host for the iconic show, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” where she rang in 2011 with performers like Drake, Avril Lavigne, 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 also served as the official AMA’s backstage correspondent and sat down with the winners, presenters and performers as they stepped off stage.
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 billions of digital impressions. Over the years she’s gained notoriety as a force both on and off the camera with talent publicists and pr/marketing teams in entertainment and sports, executing shoots from start to finish. With her strong 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 a Host and Producer for Young Hollywood in their early stage, where she became an instrumental part of their brand development and growth. From 2007-2010, Michelle’s various duties included booking talent interviews and shoots, producing daily segments, marketing to media partners, creating and developing show concepts, all while being their main on-camera talent. As the talent producer at Young Hollywood, Michelle always had an eye on rising talent. As a result, she became the first on-camera host to interview Lady Gaga, and Cory Monteith (Glee) before they broke out, and had a major hand in producing some of their first 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. Growing up, she trained in piano and violin, and developed a strong affinity for music and entertainment. For 15 years, Michelle excelled in dance, with an emphasis in Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Ballet. A former professional dancer, her passion has always been performing and being in the spotlight.
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.