ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST RACHEL SMITH JOINS ET AS NEW YORK CORRESPONDENT
September 30, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) – Rachel Smith will join the top-rated, Emmy Award-winning entertainment newsmagazine, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, as a full-time New York based correspondent beginning October 7, it was announced today by Executive Producer Erin Johnson.
“Rachel has been on our radar for over a year, and we know she’s the perfect journalist to elevate ET’s presence in New York,” Johnson said. “She brings smarts and fun to every interview she does and is sure to become an audience favorite!”
Recently, Smith served as a guest correspondent for ET where she’s interviewed the likes of Rihanna, Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Ripa, Kim Kardashian West, Dua Lipa, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. Smith is perhaps best known for hosting the ABC syndicated weekly series, On The Red Carpet and as a correspondent for both ABC’s Good Morning America and Nightline. She was also crowned Miss USA 2007 and went on to represent the United States at Miss Universe 2007 where she placed 4th runner-up.
Born in Panama where her parents were stationed on a U.S. Army base, Smith eventually moved stateside and grew up in Tennessee. She graduated magna cum laude from Belmont University in Nashville with a Bachelor of Science in journalism. During her time at Belmont, Smith interned for Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and later volunteered for a month at her South African based Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.
About ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT is a multi-platform entertainment news brand, with a cross-screen portfolio that includes the #1 entertainment newsmagazine on television with nearly 5 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.
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