Tyra Banks Named Host of Daytime Emmy Telecast on Pop

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

As she gears up for the launch of her new nationally syndicated lifestyle talk show, “The FAB Life,” in the fall, Tyra Banks has been named host of the “42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, airing live on Pop on Sunday, April 26 at 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT, it was announced today by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and Pop. Banks has previously won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her former daytime talk show, “The Tyra Banks Show,” which ran for five seasons in both national syndication and later exclusively on The CW.

“As a network that celebrates talent and personalities who ‘pop’ in fan culture, we couldn’t be more excited to have the multi-talented Tyra Banks as the host of the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” said Paul Adler, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Pop. “We know she will bring her fun, charismatic energy to the Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, which promises to be an entertaining show honoring the most notable achievements in daytime television.”

“With Tyra Banks as our host, all the pieces are falling into place for what I believe will be a truly memorable night on the legendary Warner Bros. Studios lot,” said, Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “The fans on the red carpet on New York Street will have not only the multi-versatile Tyra Banks and some of the most beautiful and talented daytime stars to cheer, they will also have one of television’s most beloved performers, Betty White, as she’s honored for her extraordinary career. Somebody pinch me!”

“Are you ready to get your Smize on?!!” exclaimed Banks. “I’m honored to be hosting the Daytime Emmy Awards and can’t wait to bring a fresh edge and lots of surprises to the show. It’s a big year! I’m shaking things up, starting with a new look and a brand-new daytime talk show launching in the fall. I’m pumped to be partnering with a fun, new network like Pop to celebrate daytime TV and the diehard fans that watch every day. Let’s do this!”

With more than 350 nominees, “The Daytime Emmy Awards” recognizes talent from all facets of daytime television, behind the scenes and on the screen, during the 2014 calendar year. The awards are voted on by members of NATAS, which is also a presentation of the Television Academy.

Scheduled to take place from the historic Warner Bros. Studios lot on Stage 16, the “42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” will mark the first awards show ever telecast on the newly formed Pop network (previously TVGN/TV Guide Network). Michael Levitt of Michael Levitt Productions will executive produce with Gary Tellalian and Mike Rothman also serving as executive producers.