‘Entertainment Tonight’ Adds Keltie Knight as Correspondent (EXCLUSIVE)

Keltie Knight
Carl Timpone/BFA/REX/Shutterstoc

Entertainment Tonight” has selected two-time Emmy nominee Keltie Knight to be the newsmagazine’s newest correspondent, Variety has learned exclusively.

Knight previously served as a correspondent and co-host for “ET’s” sister show “The Insider,” in addition to regularly contributing to “The Talk,” CNN, HLN, and working as a moderator for Vanity Fair.

“We’re excited to bring Keltie in to the best team in entertainment news – her story sense, her energy and her contacts will all make the broadcast better, and viewers will particularly love her reporting on fashion and trends,” said executive producer Sharon Hoffman. “Adding Keltie is just one of several exciting changes we’re making to the show this fall; it will feel more current – new graphics, new music, new pace – and be more responsive than ever to breaking news.  We’ll still have all the biggest stars and be everywhere our audience wants to be, first.  ET has long been the number one player in this genre, and we’re not resting on our laurels.  You have to constantly reinvent and refresh to make sure you’re giving your audience the best show possible.”

Knight has also co-anchored CBS’s broadcasts of the Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Grammy Awards Red Carpet and interviewed stars like Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lawrence. Along with covering the biggest Hollywood red carpets and premieres, Knight has graced the pages of Vogue, Elle, Glamour, US Weekly, People Stylewatch and The New York Times and will be contributing to “ET’s” fashion coverage leading up to award season.

Recently, Knight co-created and co-hosts the podcast “The LadyGang.” With millions of millennial women downloading the show every week, it remains in the top 100 and was featured in Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List.” “The LadyGang” was awarded “Podcast of the Year” in 2016.

On top of adding Knight, Erin Johnson has been promoted to co-executive producer of the nightly broadcast effective immediately. Johnson joined CBS Television Distribution to oversee the network’s digital video business in 2013 and transitioned to “ET” in 2015. In addition to her show producing and digital experience,
Johnson has a background in cross-platform marketing working on promotional campaigns for some of the biggest shows in syndication, as well as the London and Sochi Olympics.

Produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution, the show is hosted by Nancy O’Dell and Kevin
Frazier with Hoffman serving as executive producer. Nischelle Turner, Cameron Mathison and Knight are
correspondents, with Mathison and Turner serving as co-anchors of “Entertainment Tonight Weekend.”

“Entertainment Tonight” returns for its 37th season on Sept. 11.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 77

Leave a Reply


Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Chelsea Clark-Martin says:

    This is great news! We all love Keltie! Good choice ET!

  2. Nicole says:

    LOVE Keltie!! this is so exciting!!

  3. Aubrey says:

    Keltie is awesome and the hardest working lady in the biz! So happy for her success and I can’t wait to see her on one of my favorite shows. Congrats Keltie! You deserve all the good things coming to you.

  4. Diane says:

    Keltie I love you so much! Good for you!

  5. Ella says:

    Go Keltie!

  6. Marcia Behr says:

    I adore Keltie Knight! What an excellent choice, ET – I’ll be watching👍

  7. Megan says:

    So excited to see Keltie added to the show! I used to watch ET with my Mom & Grandma growing up but have not watched regularly in at least 10 years. I will be tuning in again now to see Keltie!!!!

  8. Jess says:

    Congrats keltie

  9. Lora says:

    I am so excited for this!! Love Keltie’s energy!! Can’t wait to watch!!

  10. Lori F says:

    Keltie is a fantastic choice for this job! She’s smart, real and enthusiastic! A real breath of fresh air. Sorry to see The Insider go but glad to hear I can still see Keltie somewhere. I’ll be watching Entertainment Tonight now every day. Rock on like the Lady Boss you are girl! xoxo LG Lori F

  11. Keltie Knight is a freaking superstar! Best decision ET has made in years! Can’t wait to see her pretty face gracing our screens!! xxxxx

  12. Jodi Woodberg says:

    They made a great decision hiring Keltie! She is such a hard worker and takes pride in what she does!

  13. Nicky Nash says:

    Yaaas! Can’t wait to see her on ET. Love you Keltie!!

  14. Erica says:

    Absolutely will watch !!!!!!! Go Keltie Go!!!!

  15. Kathryn says:

    Amazing, Keltie is the BEST!!!! <3 <3 <3

  16. 021sammy says:

    Yes, Keltie!! Congratulations!

  17. Emily says:


  18. Ashley says:

    Yay! I’m going to have to make it a priority to watch again!

  19. Katie says:

    Love Kelsie!!!! She will be the best thing to happen to ET!

  20. Emily says:

    So excited!! I’m a huge Keltie fan! Will definitely be checking into ET more now 🙌🏼🙌🏼

  21. 8mm8ch+88548jqwvkd6c@sharklasers.com says:

    Finally some real talent in that joint

  22. lauren gatchalian says:

    This is awesome! She is the best!

  23. Angie says:

    Fantastic news!! Keltie is the best!!

  24. Julie says:

    Keltie will be AMAZING!

  25. Jolie says:

    Congrats to Keltie! She’s going to kill it on ET!

  26. YAS!!! Go girl! Love her!

  27. Ashley Jones says:

    Yay Keltie!!! You are going to rock it!! Congratulations!! You earned it and they better be prepared to have there socks knocked off!!

  28. Taylor says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Keltie! So excited to watch!

  29. Rebecka says:

    Yes!! So exciting. Keltie is the best, they’re lucky to have her.

  30. Molly says:

    yesssssssssss Keltie is the best!!

  31. MaggieC says:

    Now I will be watching ET! Keltie is the best! So excited about this!

  32. alixjena says:

    Keltie will be an amazing addition!!

  33. Sophie says:

    Yesss Keltie #queeeeen

  34. Jesse says:

    Such amazing news about Keltie, love all her celebrity interviews!!!

  35. Rachel says:

    Congrats Keltie! Love my #GirlBoss inspiration!

  36. Shana says:

    Great! Love Keltie and the Ladygang!!

  37. Marissa says:

    Amazing news!!!! Congrats Keltie, so well deserved!

  38. Kaley says:

    Good move, ET! You made an awesome choice!

  39. Tania says:

    Amazing news! Keltie is amazing!

  40. nicolette diodati says:

    yesssss i love keltie!

  41. Laura says:

    Go Keltie!! LG loves you!

  42. Alison Nastasi says:


  43. Karli Warrender says:

    Yay!! So excited to see Keltie on ET!! Can not wait!! Good move ET!

  44. Bekah McDuffie says:

    Keltie is SO beautiful and SO talented! What a great addition to the show, I will definitely be tuning innnnn. I love following her on Instagram, @keltieknight. :)

  45. YES YES YES! Keltie is such a hard working woman. Can’t wait to see her owning this new job :D

  46. Kayla says:

    YES KELTIE!!! This is going to make the show SO much better!!

  47. Lindsay says:

    this is amazing, Keltie!!!!!

More TV News from Variety