Fresh to the E! network, television personality Maria Menounos is making her mark with her very own show! Maria spoke exclusively to HollywoodLife.com all about ‘Untold With Maria Menounos’. Read on for more Maria!
It’s official! Maria Menounos, 36, is hosting a new show on E! — Untold With Maria Menounos! Each hour-long episode will present three in-depth stories, ranging from the royal family to Sharknado — yes, you read that right! Click for Maria’s interview, plus WATCH an exclusive preview of the series!
Maria Menounos Joins E! With ‘Untold With Maria Menounos’
Maria has had a big year! For starters, she signed a multi-year contract with E! where she will not only host, but also produce, programs for the network.
Her new series, Untold With Maria Menounos, highlights three of the biggest news stories in hour-long episodes.
HollywoodLife.com: How excited are you to be joining the network? It seems like the perfect place for you.
Maria Menounos: “I am so excited! For someone like me who loves to work and loves to produce, E! is indeed the perfect home. I can’t wait to get started!”
Explain the format of Untold with Maria Menounos. How is the show different from what you’ve done before?
“Untold will feature three in-depth stories within the hourlong episode that will give viewers the inside scoop on the biggest news and most interesting stories in Hollywood. I love having time to tell stories. My work at the Today show and Nightly News really gave me a solid background to utilize here. I’m a journalist that likes to dig deeper.”
Sharknado is a topic! Are you a fan?
“I’m such a huge TV superfan! I actually throw big screening events at my house for TV events like Sharknado. It was hilarious entertainment and a total phenomenon. I can’t wait for the next one!”
You also investigate the royal family. Do you have royal fever?
“I wouldn’t say I have royal fever, but I am fascinated by how Kate and William are handling everything. They are sharing more with the world than anyone would ever expect. They represent this generation of royals — more available and down to earth. In a sense, they get it.”
You’ll also be on the Live From E! panel. How are you getting along with the other co-hosts?
“I am especially excited to be working with the other co-hosts…I love the idea of being part of a panel. It’s way more fun and you get to play off one another. It also engages more proactive discussion.”
Maria Menounos: Continuing Her Reality Show?
Along with debuting her new show on E!, Maria and her longtime boyfriend, Kevin Undergaro, are the creators of AfterBuzz TV, and also star in their own Oxygen reality show with Maria’s hilarious family, Chasing Maria Menounos.
But with her new, even-busier schedule, will the reality show come back for more seasons? Maria told HollywoodLife.com she’s “still figuring that one out!”
Be sure to watch the sneak peak of Untold With Maria Menounos above, and tune in to E! on July 17 (8/7c) for the series premiere!
HollywoodLifers, is Maria one of your favorite TV hosts? Let us know if you’re excited to watch her brand new show!
– Noelle Trainor, reporting by Elizabeth Wagmeister