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Zuri Hall
Zuri Hall
Born
Zuri Hall

(1988-06-02) June 2, 1988 (age 33)
NationalityAmerican
EducationMaumee Valley Country Day School
Alma materThe Ohio State University (BA)
Occupation
  • Entertainment reporter
  • television personality
  • actress
  • producer
  • model
Years active2009-present
Websitezurihall.com

Zuri Hall (born June 2, 1988) is an American entertainment reporter, television personality, actress and producer. Hall serves as a correspondent for Access Hollywood on NBC. She is also the sideline reporter for NBC's primetime summer competition show American Ninja Warrior.[1]

Personal life

Zuri Hall was born on June 2, 1988 in Toledo, Ohio. Growing up, she became fascinated with the arts, more specifically with theatre.[2] She graduated from Maumee Valley Country Day School in 2006.[3] She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in strategic communication and a minor in theatre, with an emphasis on acting. She was a four-year Morrill Scholar, earning a full academic scholarship to attend the college.[4]

Career

Entertainment broadcasting

Hall competed against hundreds in the search for the next Face of MyINDY-TV and became the first woman to win the position. At WNDY-TV in Indianapolis, she covered local events, starred in station PSAs, and interviewed celebrities. From December 2011 to December 2012, she was an on-camera host and producer of Living Dayton, a local, lifestyle talk show on WDTN in Dayton, Ohio.[5] In the summer of 2012, she was featured as a guest correspondent on BET's 106 & Park.[6][7]

She worked as an official MC for the Indiana Pacers' home games for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 NBA seasons. Hall previously emceed for the MiLB's Indianapolis Indians, the WNBA's Indiana Fever, and the 2011 Big Ten Tournament. She also served as the MC for the NCAA Women's Final Four entertainment events, and "Tourney Town" for three years - Indianapolis in 2011, Denver in 2012, and Nashville in 2013. Hall was also the official MC for the Super Bowl Village, a 10-day-long entertainment for Super Bowl XLVI, in Indianapolis in 2012.[8] There, she kept crows energized and entertained between performances and introduced national recording artists to the stage, including Patti LaBelle, LMFAO, and Mike Epps.

Hall anchored the evening news for CW33's 'Nightcap News' at KDAF-TV in Dallas, Texas for much of 2013, before moving to NYC to accept a position at FUSE TV. At FUSE TV, she co-hosted Trending 10, which was a live, daily countdown show.[9] She has also been a recurring guest on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live and has appeared on E!'s Fashion Police with Joan Rivers.

Until July 2015, Hall worked for MTV, where she hosted The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II after-shows and various network specials. In the summer of 2015, Hall appeared alongside popular radio personality Charlamagne Tha God on his new MTV2 show, Uncommon Sense.[10] In October 2015, she returned as The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines after-show host.

From 2015 to 2019, Hall was a fill-in anchor and daily correspondent for E! News. During her tenure, she hosted What's Good with Zuri Hall on Instagram and co-hosted What the Fashion on Snapchat. In October 2019, she joined NBC as a correspondent for Access Hollywood and a sideline reporter for American Ninja Warrior. She is also a co-host of their new show AllAccess, which focuses on entertainment news, human interest & true crime stories.

Acting

Hall started her on-camera career as a commercial actress. She has been featured in national spots for Value City Furniture, and commercials for Safe Auto, Meijer, and Ohio tourism. She has made numerous guest appearances on scripted television shows throughout her career. In 2019, she acted in a cameo opposite Jen Aniston, in Apple TV +'s "The Morning Show,"[11] and has made multiple appearances on TV Land's "Nobodies" (executive produced by Melissa McCarthy), "The Arrangement" on E!, and the digital comedic series "Hashtaggers".[12] Hall studied Improv at The Upright Citizens Brigade, in New York City.[13]

Other ventures

She also started a YouTube channel titled, "Hey Zuri Hall" where she talks about, "love life, and style for girls who hustle." Her channel has more than 100,000 subscribers, and has accumulated over 5 million total views. In November 2019, Hall launched her podcast. Zuri Hall's Hot Happy Mess in collaboration with iHeartRadio and Charlamagne Tha God's Black Effect Podcast Network.[14][15] She also has a blog on her official website called #AlphaBabe.[16]

She has been featured in numerous publications--including as Essence Magazine's October 2016 "It Girl" of the month (with Barack Obama and Michelle Obama on the cover),[17] PAPER Magazine,[18] O, The Oprah Magazine [19] and numerous South African publications, including Sunday World and True Love magazine. She's also been featured in profile pieces for AXS TV, in Metromix Indy as a Local Celebrity, Ballers Block as a "game changer", AMPS Indy, and The Indianapolis Star.[20]

In 2020, Hall was featured in the season 2 of Bravo TV's program Race in America, a roundtable with NBC members discussing the power of the black vote.[21][22]

Awards and nominations

One year after graduating from college, Hall won a Regional Emmy Award for Outstanding Host and Talent.[23] In 2017, she earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Entertainment News Program as a part of E! News.[24]

References

  1. ^ "Meet Zuri Hall, American Ninja Warrior's new sideline reporter". Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Chatting with Zuri Hall: Emmy Award-Winning Host & Reporter". A D D I S O N. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Bailey, Leslie. "From Indy to E!: Where's Zuri Hall now?". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "An Interview with E! News Correspondent Zuri Hall". College of Arts and Sciences. 2016-04-27. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "WDTN: Living Dayton".
  6. ^ "106 & Park Exclusives: 106 Search: Zuri Hall". 9 July 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ Hipes, Patrick (2018-11-12). "E!'s Zuri Hall Signs With ICM Partners". Deadline. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "New details announced for Super Bowl Village". 10 January 2012. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "FUSE TV's 'Trending 10'".
  10. ^ "MTV2 Premieres Uncommon Sense".
  11. ^ "Zuri Hall". IMDb. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Hashtaggers". TVGuide.com. Retrieved .
  13. ^ Magazine, Authority (2021-01-19). "Total Health: Emmy-Winning TV Personality Zuri Hall On How We Can Optimize Our Mental, Physical...". Medium. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Zuri Hall's Hot Happy Mess on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "The Breakfast Club Presents: Hot Happy Mess". www.radio.com. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "From Indy to E! News: Zuri Hall gives tips for aspiring TV personalities | Indianapolis Recorder". Retrieved .
  17. ^ "Zuri Hall Reveals The Makeup Secrets That Keep Her Camera-Ready". Essence. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "Zuri Hall Takes Control". PAPER. 2020-08-13. Retrieved .
  19. ^ Jean-Philippe, McKenzie (2019-08-13). "How Oprah Helped This E! News Anchor Find Love After Heartbreak". Oprah Magazine. Retrieved .
  20. ^ Bailey, Leslie. "From Indy to E!: Where's Zuri Hall now?". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved .
  21. ^ "Zuri Hall Doesn't Want the Educational Opportunities She Got to Be "An Anomaly"". Bravo TV Official Site. 2020-11-02. Retrieved .
  22. ^ "Zuri Hall". Bravo TV Official Site. 2020-10-14. Retrieved .
  23. ^ "NATAS: Emmy Award Winners". Retrieved 2012.
  24. ^ "Zuri Hall: American Ninja Warrior Host - NBC.com". NBC. Retrieved .

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