Michelle Marie is a TV Host, Journalist and Producer who has covered the world 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. She’s interviewed countless icons in both fields and her refreshing interview style has led her to work for some of the most prestigious media organizations in the world. Michelle has become a notable media personality, known for instantly developing a rapport with talent with her authentic and charismatic personality. Michelle takes pride in staying true to herself through her work – with passions for music, pop culture and sports.
You can currently watch Michelle Marie profile athletes and celebrities as the host of ESPN’s “Guinness Suite”– where sports meets pop culture. The in-studio interview series airs on ESPN’s SportsCenter and ESPN.com. Most recently, Michelle has been guest hosting ESPN’s “SportsNation,” where she discusses sports with a pop culture twist, alongside Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley. She appeared as a Sports Broadcaster on the Key and Peele’s East/West Bowl – Pro Edition viral sketch in January 2015, alongside NFL Network’s Eric Davis – with cameos from NFL Players like Aaron Rodgers, Prince Amakamura, and more. The iconic skit debuted on the ‘Key and Peele Super Bowl Special’ airing on Comedy Central during Super Bowl weekend.
Michelle is no stranger to the red carpet, as she has been tapped as an official, live red carpet pre-show host for several awards shows — The ESPYs, Billboard Music Awards, and American Music Awards, to name a few. In 2014, Michelle joined a team of ESPN broadcasters to host The ESPYs Countdown Show, airing on ESPN. She co-hosted alongside Nick “Swaggy P” Young of the LA Lakers, where they interviewed celebs and athletes, handed out ESPYs hardware, and provided fashion commentary as guests stopped by the ‘Quicksilver 360 Stage’. 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. The sent her to several awards shows as their red carpet correspondent at The CMAs in Nashville, People’s Choice Awards, and the AMA’s and VEVO’s official after party.
From 2011-2014, Michelle worked for E! Entertainment, as a recurring anchor for “E! News Now“, covering entertainment news online. She was also an anchor and correspondent for “The Daily Buzz” – a live entertainment news show on Celebuzz. She co-hosted the Maury Show in 2013, and was a panel guest 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 is known for making celebrities and athletes feel comfortable getting candid, and her genuine interest and authenticity always shines during her interviews. Her unique approach allows them easily open up to share their stories like close friends – resulting in unguarded, candid, and real conversations. Through the years , she has 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. She has 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.
From 2011-2014, Michelle was a recurring anchor for the #1 daily sports show online – Yahoo! Sports Minute. In 2011, Michelle 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. She was also a special correspondent for Y!’s event coverage at Super Bowl XLV in Dallas. From 2008-2010, Michelle worked 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.
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.