Nischelle Turner is a five-time Emmy Award-winning co-host for six-time Emmy Award-winning news magazine ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT. She joined ET as a correspondent in 2014 and was named co-host in 2021.
Turner is also an award-winning journalist and a contributor for CNN where she is featured in entertainment segments on CNN Newsroom, New Day, CNN Tonight and more. Turner often lends her voice to entertainment and political news of the day, along with joining their coverage on the Grammys, Golden Globes and Oscars. She also hosts and produces CBS’ summer hit series, Secret Celebrity Renovation, which went into its second season summer 2022, and hosts the popular “The Big Podcast with Shaq.”
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. She returned to New Orleans a few months after leaving to cover Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath for Good Day LA. 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.
Turner attended the University of Missouri where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and broadcast news.