HOST

Billy Bush

Billy Bush, Host

Billy Bush’s extensive television career includes serving as host of the third hour of “Today,” as host of “Access Hollywood” and “Access Hollywood Live,” as correspondent for WNBC’s “Today in New York” and as New York freelance correspondent for “Extra.” For six years, he hosted “The Billy Bush Show,” a nationally syndicated talk-and-music radio show. Bush began his career in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, as a radio DJ and salesperson.

CORRESPONDENTS

Jennifer Lahmers

Jennifer Lahmers, Correspondent

Jennifer Lahmers came to “Extra” from New York City, where she co-hosted “Good Day Wake Up” on WNYW Fox5.

While there, she hosted and produced a number of half-hour specials, including an exclusive, in-depth profile on the U.S. Coast Guard and a weekly half-hour entertainment show called "Studio 5." Her “Jen at Work” series was a fan favorite, and gave her the chance to roll up her sleeves and do some of the toughest, dirtiest jobs in the tri-state area.

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Rachel Lindsay

Rachel Lindsay, Correspondent

Rachel Lindsay is an attorney, media personality, podcaster, guest host, and speaker. She is currently a correspondent with “Extra,” host of MTV’s “Ghosted: Love Gone Missing,” host of The Ringer’s “Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay”podcast, and host of the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast. She recently created #honestlyrach, a monthly blog on her website dedicated to answering questions about love, social issues, careers, and life.

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Nate Burleson

Nate Burleson, New York Correspondent

Former Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, and Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson joined “Extra” as New York Correspondent in 2019.

Nate also currently serves as an NFL Network co-host on “Good Morning Football” and a studio analyst for the CBS Sports pre-game show “The NFL Today.”

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Cheslie Kryst

Cheslie Kryst, New York Correspondent

New York Correspondent Cheslie Kryst is a full-time attorney who earned both her law degree and MBA from Wake Forest University, and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's degree from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina.

She is a former Division I athlete, having competed in the heptathlon, long jump, and triple jump on South Carolina's track and field team. Additionally, she sits in the Top 10 in the record books at South Carolina for the triple jump.

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Renee Bargh

Renee Bargh , Correspondent

Renee Bargh has been part of the “Extra” family as a correspondent and weekend co-host since 2010. Bargh continues to cover entertainment for “Extra,” while also co-hosting “The Voice Australia” and splitting her time between Los Angeles and Sydney.

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Charissa Thompson

Charissa Thompson, Las Vegas Correspondent

“Extra” welcomed back former co-host Charissa Thompson as the Las Vegas correspondent for Season 26! Charissa is also the host of “FOX NFL Kickoff,” the Sunday morning NFL pregame show leading into “FOX NFL Sunday.”

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Jana Kramer

Jana Kramer, Nashville Correspondent

Jana Kramer is an American actress and an ACM Award-winning country music singer. Known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series “One Tree Hill," she made her acting debut in the independent horror film “Dead/Undead.” The following year, Kramer appeared on “All My Children,” which marked her television debut.

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Terri Seymour

Terri Seymour, Special Correspondent

Terri Seymour joined "Extra" in 2004 as a freelance reporter covering "American Idol," and was then promoted to a full-time correspondent position. Terri continues to cover television, fashion-and-beauty segments, movie premieres, junkets, on-set visits, and is a regular red-carpet favorite.

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Michael Corbett

Michael Corbett, Special Correspondent

Michael Corbett is a two-time Emmy winner and one of “Extra’s” expert correspondents.

He is the creator, host, and senior supervising producer of our signature franchise “Extra’s Mansions & Millionaires!” Michael travels the world for the popular half-hour specials and gives viewers a sneak peek of the extraordinary mansions, destinations, and vacation spots of the rich and famous.

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Adam Glassman

Adam Glassman, Special Correspondent

Adam Glassman has been creative director of O, The Oprah Magazine since 2000, overseeing O’s style pages, all aspects of the magazine’s cover shoots and the highly anticipated "O Favorite Things."

Glassman has been fielding questions from O readers on a wide range of fashion topics since 2007, and was a pioneer in using real women for fashion shoots in the magazine.

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EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey

Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey, Senior Executive Producer

One of the most respected newsmagazine producers in the country, Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey serves as senior executive producer of the Emmy®-winning newsmagazine "Extra," now in its 27th season. In her position at Telepictures Productions, Gregorisch-Dempsey works on the development of new television series, utilizing "Extra" as a lab to create and nest other original content and programming.

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Theresa Coffino, Executive Producer

Veteran syndicated television producer Theresa Coffino has run the day-to-day operations of the Emmy® Award-winning entertainment news magazine "Extra" for the past 17 years. She currently enters her 20th year with the show as "Extra" launches its 27th season this fall. She was named the show's executive producer in 2002, and previously held co-executive producer and supervising producer credits on the series.

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Jeremy Spiegel, Executive Producer

Veteran newsmagazine producer Jeremy Spiegel serves as executive producer of the Emmy®-winning newsmagazine "Extra," now in its 27th season. It marks Spiegel's 24th year with "Extra." Prior to being named executive producer, he held numerous senior positions on the series, most recently as co-executive producer.

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ABOUT THE SHOW

Emmy Award-winning “Extra” kicks off its 27th season September 8 with veteran entertainment journalist Billy Bush as anchor and managing editor, bringing his top industry relationships, his signature interview style, and his unique point of view to the show's storytelling.

“Extra” was the only entertainment newsmagazine in the genre to remain in-studio and in production throughout the pandemic. “Extra” responded swiftly to the crisis by revising its entertainment-focused content to cover COVID-19 and its impacts on pop culture and our viewers, with the help of a team of renowned InstaMD physicians and experts. “Extra’s” coverage of COVID-19 will also continue as news breaks in Season 27.

As part of the reimagined format from last season, “Extra” continues to showcase Billy’s skills as one of theleading journalists in entertainment. Cameras follow Billy behind the scenes and inside the newsgathering process. Viewers not only get in-depth coverage of entertainment and pop culture, they see the story behind the story.

Originating from a high-tech studio set in a working news room in Burbank, California, Billy and the “Extra” team work their deep-rooted contacts to break news, make headlines, and advance the biggest pop culture stories of the day.

Billy will be backed up in Los Angeles by returning correspondent Jennifer Lahmers, and new correspondent Rachel Lindsay, a lawyer, podcast host, and “The Bachelorette” alum.

“Extra” has bureaus in entertainment capitals: New York, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Fronting coverage from Times Square is former NFL star and NFL Network host and CBS Sports commentator Nate Burleson, and attorney and former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst; country singer Jana Kramer taps into her Nashville relationships to report from Music Row; and Charissa Thompson covers all the goings-on in Las Vegas. Longtime correspondent Renee Bargh will cover stories in Australia.

"Extra" is helmed by Senior Executive Producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey. Her senior production team includes executive producers Theresa Coffino and Jeremy Spiegel. The show offers a half-hour edition every weekday and an original hour-long weekend installment. Seen in more than 98% of the country, "Extra" airs on major market affiliates, including key stations owned and operated by FOX Television.

"Extra" is produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.