Frazier Becomes First African-American Newsmag Host in Decades

by | March 8, 2011 at 9:32 AM | TV News

TV personality Kevin Frazier (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

TV personality Kevin Frazier (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


Kevin Frazier has been named the new co-host of “The Insider,” joining Lara Spencer.

Linda Bell Blue, executive producer for “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider” made the announcement, to be effective immediately, according to Broadcasting & Cable.

Frazier joined “Entertainment Tonight” in 2004, as correspondent and weekend co-anchor. He previously hosted ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” “NBA Shoot Around” and “Fastbreak Tuesday.”

“Kevin has been an integral part of the ET/Insider family for seven years. He is one of the most respected correspondents in entertainment news with incredible sources and connections that will be put to good use as co-anchor of ‘The Insider’,” said Bell Blue.

Previous “Insider” co-host Chris Jacobs will now serve as a correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight,” it was also announced.

Frazer becomes the first African-American to host a weekday syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in three decades, since Ahmad Rashad anchored “ET,” Deadline.com noted.


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