7x Emmy Award-winning host for Entertainment Tonight, award-winning journalist/contributor for CNN, host of The Big Podcast With Shaq and CBS’ Secret Celebrity Renovation
Nischelle Turner is an Emmy Award-winning co-host for six-time Emmy Award-winning show ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT. She joined ET as a correspondent in 2014 and was named co-host in 2021.
Turner is 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.
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.
In addition to appearing as an entertainment news expert for CNN and HLN's Michaela, The Dr. Drew Show and The Daily Share, Turner was featured in multiple episodes of The Young and the Restless and hosted the CBS series Secret Celebrity Renovation. In 2021, Turner made EBONY's Power 100 list.
Turner attended the University of Missouri where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and broadcast news.