NBCUniversal made it official today. It has signed former ESPN personality Michelle Beadle to serve as on-air telant at Access Hollywood and with NBC Sports Group.
Beadle will serve as correspondent for Access Hollywood and cover all major red carpet events, including movie premieres and fashion week, plus report on all breaking Hollywood news.
Her role at NBC Sports will be expansive; working the 2012 Summer Olympics as well as the network’s 2012 NFL kick-off and Horse Racing’s Triple Crown. The network will also be producing new content featuring Beadle.
“Michelle Beadle is a perfect fit for ‘Access Hollywood’. She is a tremendous broadcaster, smart, clever with a terrific sense of humor,” said Rob K. Silverstein, Executive Producer of “Access Hollywood in a press release.” “Michelle’s sensibility will help Access to continue to separate itself from the pack.”
“I am thrilled to join the NBCUniversal family and to have the opportunity to work alongside many of the most talented and accomplished individuals in the business,” said Beadle. “This gig is the perfect blend of the two things I am most passionate about – sports and pop culture. I look forward to getting back to New York City and immersing myself into a myriad of NBCUniversal platforms, while trying to kick ass and have some fun along the way.”
“Similar to the agreement with Ryan Seacrest, this is another great example of attracting a talent who can contribute across multiple NBCUniversal platforms,” said Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBC Sports Group.