Maria Menounos is leaving “Entertainment Tonight” to join NBC Universal’s “Access Hollywood” and NBC News’ “Today” show this fall.
Menounos, 27, will be a special correspondent for “Access Hollywood,” which begins its 10th season in national syndication on Sept. 5. She also will be a West Coast contributor for “Today,” it was announced Tuesday.
“To be working at such a cutting-edge show like ‘Access’ and have the opportunity to be a part of the No. 1 morning news program on television is so exciting,” she said in a statement.
Menounos reported on film, television, music and fashion for “Entertainment Tonight,” and had been an international correspondent for “Channel One News,” a source of news for teen students.
She has appeared on the WB’s “One Tree Hill” and had a role in this summer’s sci-fi action film “Fantastic Four.”