Michelle Marie is a seasoned TV Host, Correspondent and Producer who covers the worlds of Entertainment and Sports. From anchoring studio shows in front of a live audience, to hosting official live, red carpet pre-shows, to in-depth interview features with top-tier talent – you name it, she does it. Michelle’s versatility and experience in multiple formats has led her to become an on-air talent for some of the most prestigious media outlets in the world. Through the years, Michelle has interviewed countless icons and quickly gains the trust of top-tier talent by developing a quick rapport through her naturally charismatic and authentic approach. She 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 guest host for “SportsNation” on ESPN. In late 2013, Michelle began working for ESPN as host of the “Guinness Suite,” a weekly SportsCenter segment that profiles athletes and celebrities in their brand new studio housed at ESPN LA. In 2014, she joined a team of ESPN broadcasters as a co-host of The ESPYs Countdown Show – their official, 2-hour red carpet pre-show, airing live on ESPN. She worked alongside NBA star, Nick “Swaggy P” Young of the LA Lakers. They interviewed celebrities and athletes, handed out ESPYs hardware, and provided fashion commentary as guests stopped by the ‘Quicksilver 360 Fashion Stage.’ In January 2015, Michelle made a cameo 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 entertainment news online for E! Entertainment and “Yahoo Sports Minute” – the #1 online sports show 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 red carpets and national events including: The Academy Awards, Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, Golden Globes, Emmys, People’s Choice Awards, Critic’s Choice Awards, CMAs, Super Bowl, Sundance, Coachella, X-Games, and more.
Michelle’s candid interview style allows celebrities and athletes to easily let down their guard, which results in an honest conversation that makes for an intriguing story. 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, Believe Entertainment hired Michelle as their official red carpet host and live emcee for the premiere of LeBron James’ animated series, ‘The LeBrons’. 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 billions of impressions. Over the years she’s gained notoriety as a force in front and behind the camera with talent publicists and management teams in entertainment and sports – producing content from soup to nuts. She has cultivated strong relationships with music, entertainment and sports publicity teams, brand marketing execs, and event publicity firms. Combining these skills and connections, Michelle started her own production company in 2011 – Michelle Marie Productions. MMP creates and produces branded content for major advertisers as well as TV and Digital series.
From 2007-2010, Michelle was a full-time Host and Producer for Young Hollywood. Working for the company during their start-up phase, Michelle became an integral part of the brand’s development and growth as she helped launch and shape their video direction, long before the influx of digital video outlets and websites. Michelle wore multiple hats at YH, and created each of her segments from booking to post-production. She was their leading on-camera talent and supervising producer. Michelle was responsible for managing industry relationships, assigning shoots, booking talent, and creating her weekly video segments with editors in post-production. She was also a key contributor to executing their marketing and branded content plans, and worked closely with media partners each week to distribute content. In addition, Michelle developed and produced long-form shows, ‘Beyond the Athlete’ and ‘Backstage Pass’ for Young Hollywood’s channel on Hulu.
Michelle gained an invaluable experience while at YH and conducted hundreds of sit-down, profile interviews with celebrities, musicians and athletes. She always had a unique eye for talent on the rise and her talent producer role allowed her to secure some of the biggest “breakout” interviews for Young Hollywood. As a result, she was the first to sit down with Lady Gaga and Cory Monteith (Glee) and continued to profile both talents, as they invited her back for many interviews along their rise to fame. In addition to these two, she profiled some of the biggest stars today, and got to know them during the early days of the career – 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 for YH were featured on television 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 being in front of a live audience grew 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.