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SIBLEY SCOLES JOINS ‘ACCESS’ AS NEW ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT

Scoles Will Join Hosts Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover on the Emmy Award-Nominated Daily Entertainment News Program



UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Feb. 28th, 2019 – Entertainment correspondent Sibley Scoles has joined “Access,” the nationally syndicated and Emmy Award-nominated daily entertainment news program hosted by Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover
with senior correspondent Scott Evans also on board. The seasoned reporter has covered many red carpets for “Access,” including the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Super Bowl LIII and several movie premieres.

“With her infectious energy and charisma, Sibley has become a welcoming stop for celebrities on Hollywood’s biggest red carpets,” said Rob Silverstein, executive producer of “Access.” “Her fresh interviewing style will give viewers a unique perspective into the worlds of music, sports, film and television that make her the perfect addition to round out the ‘Access’ team.”

Sibley, a Northern California native, has had lifelong passion for music that evolved into her dream of becoming a performer as she toured and released songs as a solo artist and hit stages across the country. Comfortable in front of the camera, Sibley became the first female host of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ music television network, Revolt. After a few years at Revolt, Sibley transitioned to E! News where she covered Hollywood’s biggest red carpets and award shows. Sibley also served as a regular face of “E! News” and “Live from E!” where she weighed in on trending pop culture stories and all-things celebrity. In addition to on-camera hosting, Sibley was an on-air personality at iHeart Radio’s 92.3 FM and has a background in sports and fashion.

“Access,” currently in its 23rd season, is a daily half-hour, Emmy-nominated nationally syndicated entertainment news program hosted by Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover. Along with senior correspondent Scott Evans, the show takes viewers behind the velvet ropes and on to the red carpet to deliver the hottest celebrity interviews and the biggest entertainment news stories in Hollywood.

For the 2018-19 season, “Access” is averaging 1.7 million daily viewers and ranks as a top syndicated entertainment news magazine among both women 25-54 and adults 25-54. “Access” delivers winning ratings for its local station partners by ranking as the #1 syndicated news magazine in New York (WNBC), Los Angeles (KNBC), Chicago (WMAQ), Philadelphia (WCAU), Dallas (KDFW), Washington DC (WRC) and San Francisco (KNTV) among women 25-54 ratings.


The show tapes live from the Terrace Studios, adjacent to the Universal Studios lot, in Universal City, Calif. The senior production team includes executive producer Rob K. Silverstein, senior producer Claudia Eaton and senior producer Mike Marson.

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

ABOUT NBCUNIVERSAL 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.”


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