Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner from “Entertainment Tonight” have been named hosts of “The 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” marking the second consecutive year in which the two will oversee daytime’s biggest night. The ceremony, airing Friday, December 15, LIVE at 9:00 p.m. ET/delayed PT on CBS, will see Susan Lucci (“All My Children) as the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement award. Viewers can also tune in online as the event steams live and On Demand on Paramount+*. The event will take at the historic Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.
According to CBS, Frazier and Turner have established themselves as accomplished journalists covering the stories that most impact the entertainment industry. Frazier is a multi-faceted journalist, producer and entrepreneur who has interviewed Hollywood’s biggest stars and traveled the world covering exclusive stories.
In addition to winning six Emmy Awards for his work with “Entertainment Tonight,” Frazier is a multi-faceted journalist, producer and entrepreneur. His professionalism, charisma and demeanor have made him a sought-after journalist to cover high-profile and historical events. He has interviewed Hollywood’s biggest stars from Oprah Winfrey to Brad Pitt to Beyoncé. He has also kept himself busy hosting numerous shows and events, including Emmy-nominated “Game Changers With Kevin Frazier,” which spotlighted professional athletes who use their public image to make positive changes in the lives of fans in need. In 2012 and 2013, he co-hosted “Clash of the Commercials” on CBS. Frazier also served as lead anchor for “College Football on FX” and Fox Sports Net and hosted the launch of SportsNet for Time Warner Cable. He has served as co-host of the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” on CBS since 2011. He was named co-host of “Entertainment Tonight” in September 2014, following his three years as co-host and managing editor of sister series “The Insider.” Before 2011, Frazier spent seven years as a correspondent and weekend host for “Entertainment Tonight.”
Turner is an award-winning journalist, winning six Emmy Awards with “Entertainment Tonight.” She is also a contributor for CNN, where she is featured in entertainment segments on “CNN Newsroom,” “New Day” and “CNN Tonight.” Turner often lends her voice to entertainment and political news shows, along with joining their coverage on the Grammys, Golden Globes and Oscars. She also hosts and produces CBS’ summer hit series, “Secret Celebrity Renovation,” which began its third season in August 2023 and co-hosts the popular “The Big Podcast with Shaq.” Turner joined “Entertainment” tonight in 2014 as a correspondent and was named co-host in 2021.
Together, Frazier and Turner are the first Black duo to host an entertainment news show.
The Daytime Emmy Awards have recognized outstanding achievement in television programming and crafts since 1974, honoring work in a variety of categories, including daytime dramas, talk shows, instructional programming, hosting and legal/courtroom programs. In 2021, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and the Television Academy jointly announced plans to realign the Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards to be organized by content genre, as opposed to program airtime. In addition, in recognition of the marked increase in content and entries for children’s programming, 2022 marked the first annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards, with relevant categories separating from the Daytime Emmys into their own competition and ceremony. All awards are judged by a pool of peer professionals from across the television industry.
Note*: Live and On Demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or On Demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs.