‘OMG!Insider’ Names Thea Andrews Co-Anchor
Thea Andrews has been named co-anchor of CBS Television Distribution’s OMG!Insider, it was announced today by Executive Producer Brad Bessey. Andrews will co-anchor with Kevin Frazier beginning in January 2013. Also joining the show (formerly The Insider) in January as on-air correspondents are Michael Yo and Mary Kitchen.
Andrews was formerly a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and a host for Entertainment Tonight Weekend. Andrews has also covered sports for ESPN and ABC Sports and has hosted a variety of sports, reality, award and game shows.
The Insider will be renamed OMG!Insider in January 2013 to create a multiplatform entertainment news series. CTD says the show “will be a true Web and on-air collaboration aiming to reinvent how consumers access entertainment news across screens.”
Online, Yahoo!’s OMG! will provide continually updated coverage, including video clips, celebrity interviews, photo galleries, engaging editorial and a number of interactive social features. On air each evening, the TV show will offer a mix of informal in-studio conversations with celebrities and personality-driven discussions around the day’s hottest topics and trends. Linda Bell Blue, who launched The Insider in 2004, is executive producer along with Brad Bessey.
Most recently, Yo was the host of The Yo Show on Yahoo!, which launched in April 2012. He is best known for his work on the E! programs Chelsea Lately, The Daily 10, E! News, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami and his own show Yo on E! as well as correspondent roles on Extra, Showbiz Tonight and Today.
Kitchen was the entertainment anchor for City TV based in Toronto where she anchored live nightly entertainment reports across the network. Kitchen appeared weekly on Breakfast Television as well as the primetime series Canada’s Got Talent. Kitchen was also an entertainment and fashion reporter working on CTV’s cable network Fashion Television Channel. Other highlights include ET Canada and CBC’s Fashion File Host Hunt.
Also joining OMG!Insider are Kristen Aldridge, Keltie Colleen, Nina Parker and Theo Von as contributors.