Emmy Award-Winning Talk Show Host and Fashion Expert Tyra Banks to Host 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Pop!

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Photo Courtesy of BHBPR

When one reflects upon not only celebrities but personalities with the utmost poise, grace, and dignity in all their daytime glory; supermodel, groundbreaking talk show host and lauded entrepreneur Tyra Banks might very well come to mind. On Sunday April 26th Banks will bring all her fiercely skillful glory to the table to host the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on the Pop Network 8:00 pm ET/5:00 pm, PT.  Honors will be distributed as dictated by the votes culled from members of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and will be granted accordingly in the live televised ceremony paying tribute to over 350 of daytime television’s brightest contenders!

No stranger to the honorary Daytime television circuit herself, Banks has previously garnered two Daytime Emmy awards for The Tyra Banks Show and to top it all off, it slated to return to daytime programming in her most enthusiastically awaited new series, The FAB Life (which stands for “Fun And  Beautiful”); a talk show centering around fun and festive lifestyle choices involving food, fashion and interior design to name just a few topics. The FAB Life will begin airing this fall on ABC.

Banks’ presence and aplomb combined with celebrated Television Icon Betty White’s Lifetime Achievement Award reception is sure to afford as much giddy nostalgia and true to form fabulousness as any Daytime Emmy Award Audience could ever hope to observe!

“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,” Paul Adler, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development of Pop declared.  “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 Brothers Studios lot, Bob Mauro, President of NATAS announced. “The fans on the red carpet on the 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!”

Banks could not contain her own excitement! “Are you ready to get your Smize on?!!  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 tVa nd the diehard fans that watch every day.  Let’s do this!”

The 42nd Annual Emmy Awards will be broadcast from the legendary Warner Brothers Studios on Stage 16 and will be produced by Michael Levitt of Michael Levitt Productions with Gary Tellalian and Mike Rothman also serving as executive producers.

For more information, please visit:

The Emmys on The Web: http://emmyonline.org/ NATAS FB: https://www.facebook.com/TheEmmys Daytime Emmys: https://www.facebook.com/DaytimeEmmyAwards DAYTIME EMMYS Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaytimeEmmys

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Jennifer K. Hugus was born at a very young age. At an even earlier age, she just knew she would one day write for the LA Beat! Having grown up in Massachusetts, France, and Denmark, she is a noted fan of Asian Cuisine. She studied ballet at the Royal Danish Ballet Theatre and acting at U.S.C. in their prestigious BFA drama program. She also makes her own jewelry out of paints and canvas when she isn’t working on writing absurdist plays and comparatively mainstream screenplays. Jennifer would like to be a KID when she grows up!
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