'Good Morning America's' Sam Champion, HLN's A.J. Hammer and Robin Meade Named Hosts of Emmy Telecast; Network Plans Red Carpet Special - Soap Opera Network
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In addition to announcing more presenters for the “40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards,” airing LIVE on Sunday, June 16 from 8-10:00 PM ET, HLN has also named “‘s and their very own and as hosts of the telecast. Additionally, the network has announced that Hammer will host the LIVE red carpert special “,” which will lead into the awards telecast. Hammer is the host of HLN’s “” series airing Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 PM – midnight, ET.

via Press Release

This year’s host Sam Champion is the weather anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America” (M-F, 7-9 a.m. ET) and also serves as weather editor for ABC News. In addition to reporting the national forecast, Champion frequently travels to weather-related stories around the country and globe. Most recently he reported from Moore, Oklahoma after the devastating tornado. Champion is at the forefront of reporting on the environment and climate change. He also hosts “Sea Rescue,” a half-hour weekly television series broadcast nationally on Saturday mornings.

Meade, host of HLN’s “” (M-F, 6-10 a.m. ET) and accomplished country artist will sing both best song nominees, “This Day” by Sheryl Crow for “Katie,” and “Good Afternoon” by Little Big Town for “Good Afternoon America.” Her sophomore album “Count On Me” (June 12, 2013 iTunes & Target) comes after her musical debut “Brand New Day” (2011) reached #24 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and won strong praise for the alto.

A.J. Hammer, host of HLN’s “Showbiz Tonight” (M-Th, 11 p.m.– midnight ET), has also been tapped to host this year’s LIVE red carpet special “Showbiz @ The Daytime Emmys” along with HLN’s Christi Paul where they will get one-on-one interviews with the evening’s biggest stars including , , , , , , , and daytime TV show newcomer . Meade will host “Morning Express with Robin Meade” live from the Beverly Hilton on Monday, June 17, and will be joined by A.J. for a Daytime Emmy’s wrap up, and “” will also originate from LA and provide a Daytime Emmy’s preview.

” will be presented LIVE from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 16, from 8-10:00 PM, ET on HLN.

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