Season 40, Year: 2020-2021
Brooke Anderson is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning TV host and journalist who currently serves as a contributor on five-time Emmy Award-winning show ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT. She has also guest hosted on The View and The Today Show.
Anderson previously served as Co-Host of THE INSIDER; was a CNN Entertainment Correspondent, Writer, and Producer; and was Co-Host of HLN’s Showbiz Tonight.
She is a veteran of live breaking news coverage as well as the red carpet and film festivals from Sundance and Cannes to the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, and Fashion Week. She has made regular appearances on talk shows that include The Talk and The Wendy Williams Show.
A couple of her favorite assignments were covering the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London, plus hanging with Tom Cruise in Dubai for Mission Impossible. She even got to experience the top of the world's tallest building, The Burj Khalifa, while there.
Anderson loves traveling and adventure. She flew with the Air Force Thunderbirds over Death Valley pulling close to 9Gs during the high flying maneuvers, went skydiving to overcome her fear of heights (didn't work), went jetpacking with Disney star Zendaya, and joined a Zero Gravity adventure high above Los Angeles with director James Cameron to replicate his film Avatar.
Other highlights include hosting the Thanksgiving Day Parade live on CBS, being selected by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their Oscar Correspondent Contest’s Blue Ribbon Panel, being chosen by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association to be one of six journalists to present the Golden Globe Awards during the Writer's Strike, plus fun roles and cameos in the films Get Him to the Greek, and White House Down and the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives.
Additionally, she received the National Daily Point of Light Award for volunteerism from President George W. Bush during his administration.
Anderson is passionate about supporting children’s causes including Love 146, Young Life Hollywood, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, & Best Buddies among others. She has also worked to raise awareness and support cutting edge new research and treatments to fight breast cancer. She co-hosted the Revlon/EIF Run/Walk for Women with Halle Berry and Julie Bowen.
Anderson graduated with honors from the University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
She is married with three children. Her proudest accomplishment, according to her, is her family.
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT is a multi-platform entertainment news brand, with a cross-screen portfolio that includes the #1 entertainment newsmagazine on television with nearly 4 million viewers daily, the 24/7 streaming network ET Live, and a top entertainment news network online, delivering more than 150 million video views per month. ETonline.com averages 20 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S. per comScore, while ET’s social audience reaches more than 70 million U.S. users monthly.
Produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT is hosted by Kevin Frazier with Nischelle Turner, Lauren Zima, Rachel Smith and Matt Cohen as correspondents. Erin Johnson serves as Executive Producer with Whitney Wallace and Leslie Kawaguchi as Co-Executive Producers.
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John Rizzotti – VP of Communications
Jacob Pickar – Publicist
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT – Season 40