Mario López Named New Host of <em>Extra</em>
29 de Julio, 2008 - 05:00 AM EDT
Mario López Named New Host of Extra
The actor leaves the weekend edition, and transitions into his new role starting September 15
Foto: Cortesía de Barlow Hartman
Telepictures Productions, which produces the show, announced the news recently, stating that the 34-year-old actor will replace former host Mark McGrath, who plans to work on his music career.
""Mario ... has established himself as a highly engaging, likeable and sought-after host and personality," Hilary Estey McLoughlin, president of Telepictures Productions, said in a statement.
López will start his new job on Setpember 15, when the show's new season starts. It's the oldest entertainment news show in the U.S., after Entertainment Tonight . The Mexican American will be the main host along with current co-host Dayna Devon, who will remain as a special correspondent on the show, which has been renewed through the 2011-12 season.