Recently, it was announced that Mary Hart was leaving Entertainment Tonight after close to 30 years as the show’s host. And yesterday her replacement was finally announced: Nancy O’Dell.
O’Dell told People magazine, “I remember watching ‘Entertainment Tonight’ when it first premiered and dreaming about working for the show some day. … I am honored to be the one chosen to fill a TV legend’s seat and I hope I can do her proud!”
As the announcement was made, Hart added, “Leaving this job was not an easy decision, but knowing I will pass the baton to Nancy O’Dell makes that decision much easier. … Nancy is a talented and respected entertainment correspondent. We have spent many years working on opposite sides of the celebrity battlefield and I know the show will flourish with Nancy as co-anchor.”