For years, Kevin Frazier has lent his reporting to two of television’s biggest entertainment shows, ‘Entertainment Tonight’ and “The Insider.’ Today, CBS announced that the former ESPN ‘SportsCenter’ host has been named the new co-anchor of ‘The Insider.’ He will work alongside ‘The Insider’ anchor Lara Spencer. Frazier will be the first African-American male to host a daily entertainment news show on a major television network – an opportunity he doesn’t take lightly. “I’m really exciting,” he told BlackVoices.com today.
“It’s an amazing opportunity and there has not been an African-American male hosting a show like this before. It’s a female-dominated genre and so that’s why you haven’t seen African-American males in this genre. It’s a little historic and it’s a great responsibility more than a great opportunity.”
He added, “I hope I will bring a unique perspective. I was with ‘Entertainment Tonight’ for seven years, and it’s amazing to be a part of the monstrous team. I cherish it and I love it, and the funny thing is I don’t even move offices. I keep the same office and go to the same studio, but just do a different show. I’m still around the same people.”
Executive Producer of CBS Television Distribution’s ‘Entertainment Tonight’ and ‘The Insider’ Linda Bell Blue spoke highly about Frazier and his new position.
Kevin has been an integral part of the ET/Insider family for seven years. He is one of the most respected correspondents in entertainment news with incredible sources and connections that will be put to good use as co-anchor of The Insider,’ ” Blue said.
Since joining ‘Entertainment Tonight’ in 2004, Frazier, who cofounded an online urban entertainment news site hiphollywood.com, has covered many high-profile entertainment stories and historical events both in Hollywood and around the world. He has also served as co-anchor of the weekend show.