Our mornings just got a little ’90s boy-band-ier! VH1 announced today that Nick Lachey is joining the family as the host of Big Morning Buzz Live when the show returns in March. After seeing him blossom from 98 Degrees singer to reality TV subject to talented TV host (most recently on The Sing Off) AND 98 Degrees singer, we’re super excited about waking up with him every morning. (Sorry, Vanessa!) Here’s the full press release:
MULTI-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST NICK LACHEY JOINS
VH1 “BIG MORNING BUZZ LIVE” AS SPRING 2014 HOST
NEW YORK, NY- January 17, 2014: VH1 “Big Morning Buzz” will kick off its next season with multiplatinum recording artist and television personality Nick Lachey as the new Spring host, when the show returns live from the iconic TRL studios overlooking Times Square on Monday, March 3rd at 10AM*.
“We are thrilled to welcome Nick Lachey as our host of VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” this coming Spring, said Lee Rolontz, EVP of Original Music Production and Development, VH1. “Our audience has followed Nick throughout his musical and television career, so we know his charisma and energy are a perfect fit for our network morning show.”
“I’ve had a wonderful, longstanding relationship with VH1 over the course of my music career, and I couldn’t be more excited to enter into this new chapter as resident host for Big Morning Buzz’,” said Nick Lachey. “I love the rush of doing live TV – you never know what will happen next.”
In 2013, Lachey reunited with his Grammy-nominated group 98 Degrees to launch their new album “2.0” and the sold-out “Package Tour” with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men. Inspired by the birth of his son Camden, Lachey also released a chart-topping lullaby album in partnership with Fisher Price entitled “A Father’s Lullaby.” Most recently, Lachey returned to host the fourth season of NBC’s highly-rated a capella show “The Sing Off.” Lachey currently serves on the Entertainment Council for VH1’s Save The Music Foundation.
Alongside stellar guests that include actors, musicians, politicians, athletes, and writers, Nick will tackle the most buzzed about headlines and hot topics with a signature blend of wit and fun. With unparalleled live performances, no-holds-barred celebrity sit-downs, comedy skits and segments covering film, music, TV, relationships, beauty, cooking and fashion, VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” is home to all the fun news you crave to start your day and the only morning show that offers a live music performance every day.
VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live is executive produced by Lee Rolontz, Keshia Williams, Shane Farley and Laura Lichstein for VH1. Viewers can access interview clips from the show, behind-the-scenes photos from the set and exclusive extended interviews online at Buzz.VH1.com. Follow @VH1 on Twitter and use hashtag #VH1BUZZ to talk about the show. You can also find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/vh1buzz.
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