Meet Michelle

AMASMichelle Marie is a television personality and broadcast journalist who has shown impressive versatility as a crossover talent in entertainment and sports.  Her experience runs the gamut — from hosting studio shows before a live audience; to anchoring official, red carpet pre-shows during awards season; to conducting in-depth interviews with top-tier talent, and more.  With a unique skill-set to work across multiple genres, Michelle’s diverse heritage (Filipino, Spanish, Mexican, Italian) has captured a multi-cultural audience. This has has led her to on-air talent roles for ESPN, E!, ABC, Associated Press, Yahoo!, Billboard and Rolling Stone.

Currently, Michelle is a freelance host and producer for Rolling Stone and Getty Entertainment.  She can be seen as a recurring fill-in host for Michelle Beadle on ESPN’s SportsNation, and most recently appeared on nationally syndicated talk show, The Real.

For the past several years, Michelle has been tapped as an official live, red carpet pre-show host for the biggest events in entertainment including: The ESPYs Countdown Show, American Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards.  She was named global anchor for Associated Press Live (AP Live), stationed at the top of the carpet for The Oscars and Grammy Awards for multiple award seasons.

As ABC’s backstage digital host for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, Michelle interviewed performers as they prepared for the show.  She also co-hosted The Billboard Music Award’s Backstage Live Stream, providing behind-the-scenes interviews, commentary and social interaction as a second-screen experience during the three-hour ABC broadcast.

Having developed a solid personal rapport with a variety of talent and their teams throughout the course of her career, Michelle has interviewed some of the biggest entertainers and athletes in the world, including George Clooney, Lady Gaga, LeBron James, Justin Bieber, Ben Affleck, Rihanna, Aaron Rogers, Taylor Swift, Peyton Manning, Jon Hamm, Miley Cyrus, Carmelo Anthony, Celine Dion, Sally Field.

Michelle’s inviting on-air presence and charismatic personality captures a worldwide audience.  She has a natural ability to facilitate authentic conversations, and can draw out the best of anyone she talks to.  Always making the most of her multifaceted skill-sets in front and behind the camera, Michelle has landed exclusive interviews for various outlets.

After being noticed for her talents by the Worldwide Leader in Sports, Michelle was offered a unique opportunity to merge the worlds of sports and pop culture as host of a brand new studio interview series on SportsCenter.

And the backstory begins….

Career

ESPN

20150403_114328In December 2013, Michelle joined ESPN as host of the “Guinness Suite,”  where Michelle interviewed athletes and celebrities, centered around sports and pop culture topics.  The on-going series took place in a brand new studio out of ESPN LA, and aired weekly on SportsCenter, ABC and ESPN.com.

Soon thereafter, Michelle became a recurring guest host on talk-variety show, SportsNation, where she moderates sports/pop culture discussions, leads segments, and conducts guest interviews before a live audience.

In 2014, Michelle was tapped to join a team of ESPN broadcasters as a co-host of the “ESPYs Countdown Show,”  She shared the stage with NBA star, Nick “Swaggy P” Young of the LA Lakers, where they discussed fashion at the interactive ‘Quicksilver 360 Stage.’  They provided commentary on the athlete’s red carpet style, conducted interviews, and presented ESPYs hardware to Colin Kapernick and Maria Shirapova.

In 2015, Michelle made a cameo appearance 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

E!STUDIOAs a veteran entertainment news anchor and correspondent, Michelle’s broad coverage has included one-on-one interviews, set visits, film festivals, premieres and red carpet event coverage.  She is currently a freelance host and producer for Rolling Stone and Getty Entertainment.

Michelle has recently contributed as a pop culture and lifestyle expert on nationally syndicated talk shows, The Real and Maury.

In 2013, Michelle was announced as the anchor of “AP Live”The Associated Press‘ global, live red carpet pre-show, covering multiple 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 a host at E! Entertainment for their daily, online news show — “E! News Now.”  As a recurring studio anchor, Michelle delivered breaking entertainment news breaks, generating millions of views across multiple platforms.

Concurrently, Michelle was also a studio anchor and red carpet correspondent for The Daily Buzz – a live, entertainment news talk show for Buzzmedia. From their Hollywood studio, she moderated live commentary between editorial panelists and interviewed celebrity guests.  As their red carpet 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.

MUSIC HOST

As one of the first hosts to interview Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Neyo, Justin Bieber and Jason DeRulo early in their career, Michelle has profiled numerous musicians across all genres – following them along their journey to mainstream success. With her long-standing relationships with artists and label pr teams, Michelle’s authentic passion for music shines through her conversations. Naturally, this led her to host/correspondent roles for the music industry’s most beloved publications – Billboard and Rolling Stone.

Currently, Michelle is a freelance host/producer for Rolling Stone.  Most recently, she hosted “Rolling Stone Live at the Grind” with Teva at Bonnaroo, where she conducted a series of one-on-one interviews with artists before their performances.  She also hosted “Rolling Stone Live x Merrell Sundance” interview lounge, where she conducted one of the final on-camera interviews with Scott Weiland before his tragic passing. During Grammy weekend in 2014, Michelle sat down with The Weeknd for an exclusive one-on-one, prior to his performance at “The Rolling Stone x Google Play Grammys event,” and served as their red carpet correspondent.

photo 2In 2013, Michelle was tapped by Billboard, as their 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.  She also 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.

Musicsection2Michelle is also no stranger to the music festival circuit.  In 2016, she was the host and creator/producer for Rock the Vote, where she discussed the upcoming election and importance of voting with artists at Coachella.  A year prior, she was the host of the Life is Beautiful Festival documentary, produced by Tony Hsieh’s Freemont East Studios.  With the ability to cover every genre, Michelle was also the official live stream host for Rock the Bells Music Festival, interviewing 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 host and producer for VIBE, covering Coachella, BET Awards, and The ESPYs. Concurrently, Michelle was also a host/producer, and talent booker for Clevver Music’s very first in-studio interview and performance series.

drakeabcMichelle 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 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. Michelle was the first on-air talent for VEVO NEWS, serving as their red carpet correspondent in 2010-2011, covering the CMAs, PCAs, and VEVO AMA’s after party.

SPORTS & LIVE EVENTS EMCEE

disneyMichelle 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 by Believe Entertainment as the host and emcee for the launch of The LeBrons, where she sat down with LeBron James for a one-on-one interview. Most recently, she was YPO’s live event host, where she conducted an in-depth interview with NBA player, Jason Collins.

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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.  Covering sports from an entertainment angle, Michelle organically combined fun, lighthearted conversations with newsworthy topics, which helped Y! generate millions of clicks.  Her interviews regularly made front page news on the Y! Sports Channel and 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. 

EARLY CAREER

about-gagaMichelle cut her teeth in an unconventional way, taking on a full-time opportunity to multi-hyphenate as as host, supervising producer and talent booker for Young Hollywood. The media company was in it start-up phase, which gave Michelle the opportunity to develop her skills in front and behind the camera. From 2007-2010, she conducted hundreds of sit-down interviews with celebrities, musicians and athletes. Wearing multiple hats for YH, Michelle developed vital industry relationships across all aspects of entertainment and spearheaded their sports and musical vertical of content.  From event coverage, set visits, to one-on-one interviews, Michelle helped shape YH’s video strategy  delivering premium content that garnered millions of views. She was also a key contributor to YH’s marketing and branded content initiative, 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.

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

20160430_220308Michelle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, studied Broadcast Journalism at UCLA, and is a Southern California native.

Classically trained in piano and violin, this tiny dancer was always on the go from the age of 5-years old, where her passion for music and dance developed as she performed 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.”

As Michelle’s leadership skills began to evolve, 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 sheer determination, Michelle is poised to have a broadcasting career that lasts a lifetime.

Michelle Marie currently resides in Los Angeles.

MICHELLE MARIE PRODUCTIONS

KATMichelle 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, MMP has been trusted over the past five years by Fortune 500 brands and clientele including: Rock the Vote, Microsoft/Xbox, Unilever, Iconix Brand Group, Providence Health & Services, CMN Hospitals, 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 focused on developing tv and digital content. For more info on MMP, click here.