Nischelle Turner is an Emmy Award-winning correspondent, fill-in host and weekend co-host for three-time Emmy Award-winning ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT.
Turner is an award-winning journalist and was formerly a correspondent for CNN Entertainment reporting for Showbiz Tonight and contributing entertainment segments to the New York-based morning program New Day. While at CNN, Turner’s work included leading the network’s coverage from the red carpet at the Grammys, Golden Globes, and Oscars as well as her live coverage of breaking news, including the death of music legend Whitney Houston.
Turner began her journalism career in 1998 when she joined WEHT as a reporter and fill-in anchor in Evansville, Ind. In 2000, Turner was a weekday reporter and weekend anchor for WVUE-TV FOX8 in New Orleans. After establishing a presence in news, Turner joined KTTV in Los Angeles in 2004 as a reporter on Good Day LA and anchor for Good Day LA Weekend. Just a few months after leaving, she returned to New Orleans to cover Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Her coverage of the disaster won several journalism awards.
As an avid sports fan, Turner’s passion and knowledge came in handy when she joined FOX NFL Sunday as a sideline reporter for national football broadcasts in 2007. In addition to covering football, major league baseball, and basketball for FOX, Turner became a host for Extra on Essence in 2009, an online entertainment show focusing on Hollywood’s most elite stars. Turner also has served as a freelance reporter and host for KNBC.
In addition to appearing as an entertainment news expert for CNN and HLN’s Michaela, The Dr. Drew Show and The Daily Share, Turner was featured in a cameo role on The Young and the Restless.
Turner attended the University of Missouri where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and broadcast news.