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IT’S GONNA BE FIERCE… EMMY® AWARD-WINNING TALK SHOW HOST, CREATOR AND PRODUCER TYRA BANKS TO HOST THE 42ND ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS ON POP
Tune In to Live Television Broadcast on Pop Sunday, April 26 at 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT
Tyra Banks, the fearless, ground-breaking, award-winning mogul, will bring her signature edge and one-of-a-kind style to host the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards airing live on Pop on Sunday April 26 at 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT. The awards, voted on by members of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), will be presented in a live televised ceremony honoring more than 350 nominees in daytime television.
           
Tyra’s connection to daytime television is exceptional – she won two Daytime Emmy® awards for “The Tyra Banks Show” and is scheduled to make her highly anticipated return to daytime television with “The FAB Life,” a lifestyle chat show launching in the fall of 2015.
 
“As a network that celebrates talent and personalities who ‘pop’ in fan culture, we couldn’t be more excited to have the multi-talented Tyra Banks as the host of the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” said Paul Adler, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Pop. “We know she will bring her fun, charismatic energy to the Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, which promises to be an entertaining show honoring the most notable achievements in daytime television.”
 
“With Tyra Banks as our host, all the pieces are falling into place for what I believe will be a truly memorable night on the legendary Warner Bros. Studios lot,” said, Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “The fans on the red carpet on New York Street will have not only the multi-versatile Tyra Banks and some of the most beautiful and talented daytime stars to cheer, they will also have one of television’s most beloved performers, Betty White, as she’s honored for her extraordinary career.  Somebody pinch me!”
 
“Are you ready to get your Smize on?!!” exclaimed Tyra. “I’m honored to be hosting the Daytime Emmy Awards and can’t wait to bring a fresh edge and lots of surprises to the show. It’s a big year! I’m shaking things up, starting with a new look and a brand-new daytime talk show launching in the fall. I’m pumped to be partnering with a fun, new network like Pop to celebrate daytime TV and the diehard fans that watch every day. Let’s do this!”
 
Televised from the legendary Warner Bros. Studios lot on Stage 16, the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards show on Pop will be executive produced by Michael Levitt of Michael Levitt Productions with Gary Tellalian and Mike Rothman also serving as executive producers.
 
The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast during the 2014 calendar year. The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of NATAS in cooperation with the Television Academy.
 
This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will go to the television icon Betty White. Ms. White will be joining an illustrious group of previous Lifetime Achievement honorees including, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, Merv Griffin, Dick Clark, Bob Barker, Phil Donahue, Regis Philbin, Alex Trebek and many others.
 
About Tyra Banks
Expanding the definition of beauty is something Tyra has always believed in, as a supermodel and as a super-businesswoman. Six modeling agencies rejected her before she was signed at the age of 15 years old. Now, hundreds of magazine covers and thousands of runways later, Tyra grooms the next generation of models to make their dreams come true. For the last decade, she has been the Creator and Executive Producer of “America’s Next Top Model” (ANTM), the first and longest running fashion competition-based reality television series. ANTM currently airs in 186 countries and has 26 international versions that span from “Asia’s, to Africa’s, to Australia’s Next Top Model.”
 
An original  “Victoria’s Secret” angel, Tyra was also the first model to grace the cover of “GQ” and the first African-American model to be featured on the covers of “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit issue, which featured her for two consecutive years, and the “Victoria Secrets” catalogue. She was named one of the “Hollywood Reporters,” “100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment” and “Entertainment Weekly’s” “25 Smartest in Television.” She was honored as one of ”Glamour Magazine’s” coveted “Women of the Year,” alongside former U.S. Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Rodham Clinton. She won two Emmy Awards for “The Tyra Banks Show,” the first show ever to receive the award in the new “Informative” category. Her infamous line, “KISS MY FAT ASS!” made “TV Guide Magazine’s” 60 Greatest Talk Show Moments. She was listed twice on “Time Magazine’s” “100 Most Influential People in the World” and took the no. 1 spot on “Forbes’” list of top earning women in primetime for two years in a row.
 
Tyra is CEO of The Tyra Banks Company—a place where beauty meets entertainment. In 2012, she graduated from the Owner/President Management program at Harvard Business School and is a proud alum. She recently developed Fierce Capital, the investment arm of The Tyra Banks Company, which invests in early-stage companies, including firms that are female-led or female-focused. Her passion is the TZONE Foundation, a non-profit organization that invests in young women to help them realize their ambitions and approach life’s challenges with fierce determination. The TZONE now takes residence at the Lower Eastside Girls Club Center for Community in New York City and focuses on five core pillars: entrepreneurship, financial literacy, elocution and self-presentation, health and wellness, and self- esteem, beauty and body image.
 
Most recently in 2014, Tyra launched a one-of-a-kind cosmetics experience – “TYRA beauty.” With a radically fierce, fresh and unique approach to the beauty industry, “TYRA beauty” is powered by the strategic collision of beauty and entertainment, coined ‘Beautytainment’ by Banks. “TYRA Beauty” is a 100% self-funded company and is dream near and dear to Banks’ heart with the goal of creating a legacy brand that provides anyone and everyone the opportunity to become the CEO of her or his own life.
 
Starting in the fall of 2015, Tyra will host and executive produce a new syndicated lifestyle daytime talk show for Disney-ABC called “The FAB Life.” Tyra will lead a team of lifestyle experts on a wide-range of topics. With Tyra’s 35 million social media followers across all channels, the show will offer a true cross-platform experience and will broadcast from Los Angeles.
 
About Pop
Fans don’t sit at the outskirts of pop culture making snarky comments. They live right smack in the middle of it, sharing, creating, and connecting their passions with others. At Pop, fans finally have a destination that celebrates the fun of being a fan. Fans aren’t even fans anymore — they’re gladiators, tributes, human beings and blockheads. Seen in more than 80 million homes, Pop gives fans a dedicated channel that loves being a fan as much as they do. A channel that respects talent over celebrity. A channel filled with optimism, passion, humor, and excitement. A channel that understands the fun doesn’t stop when the credits roll… it’s really just the beginning.
 
Pop is a joint venture of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Pop’s ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (“Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider”) and the studio that produces and distributes the blockbuster “Hunger Games,” “Twilight” and “Divergent” franchises and produces such award-winning TV series as “Mad Men” and “Orange is the New Black.”
 
About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of over 14,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.
 
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