Evans Will Join Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover as Co-Host of the Daily Entertainment News Program

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Jan. 23, 2019 – Scott Evans, senior correspondent for the nationally syndicated and Emmy Award-nominated daily entertainment news program “Access,” joins Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover as co-host of the daily one-hour syndicated entertainment news talk show “Access Live.”

“From his very first day at ‘Access,’ Scott has proven to be an invaluable asset to our team,” said Rob Silverstein, executive producer of “Access” and “Access Live.” “His talent, dynamic personality and ability to connect with A-level celebrities make his full-time addition to the ‘Access Live’ family seamless. It’s a well-deserved promotion.”

Since joining “Access” as a correspondent in 2015, Evans has covered major red carpet and entertainment events all over the country, particularly New York and Los Angeles. He has interviewed some of biggest names in film, television, sports and music, including Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington, Kobe Bryant, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Will Smith and Heidi Klum. Evans’ on-screen talent has translated to additional opportunities and he can be seen hosting the upcoming third season of NBC’s “World of Dance.”

Evans began his entertainment career as the youngest person ever to host the NBA’s Indiana Pacers and the WNBA’s Indiana Fever home games. He then continued his career as a reporter for multiple outlets, including WISH-TV 8 in Indiana, “One Minute News” in Los Angeles and as anchor for Channel One News in New York. Evans is also a devoted philanthropist and started his own non-profit focusing on youth development in Indianapolis. He still remains active with many different youth charities, including 18 for 18 and Catch the Stars Foundation. In his free time, Evans enjoys a good fitness challenge, in addition to exploring Los Angeles with his two rescue hounds Ronan and Teigan.

“Access Live,” currently in its ninth season, is a daily one-hour syndicated entertainment news talk show co-hosted by Natalie Morales, Kit Hoover and Scott Evans. The show features in-studio celebrity guests and breaks down the biggest entertainment and viral moments from around the world, keeping viewers up to date on all things pop culture.

The show tapes live from the Terrace Studios, adjacent to the Universal Studios lot, in Universal City, Calif. The senior production team responsible for “Access Live” includes executive producer Rob K. Silverstein, senior producers Claudia Eaton and Mike Marson and supervising producer Ryan Patterson and coordinating producer Stephen Harding.

“Access Live” is produced by NBC Subsidiary (KNBC-TV), Inc. and distributed by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.

NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution is responsible for the production, sales and distribution of NBCUniversal products to broadcast television within the United States. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, in broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes “Steve,” “Access,” “Access Live,” “Maury,” “The Jerry Springer Show” and “The Steve Wilkos Show,” and in fall 2019 the division will premiere “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and “Judge Jerry.” In addition, the division distributes the retro television broadcast network Cozi TV and weekend syndicated series “On the Money” and “Open House.” Current off-network programming includes “American Ninja Warrior,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Chicago P.D” and “Dateline.”


Alexis Rouse
NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution