We first met Zuri Hall last year when she was the new American Ninja Warrior sideline reporter. Taking over for Kristine Leahy, the experienced host fit right into the ANW family, and we couldn’t be happier that’s she returning for a second year.
While filming for next season has unfortunately been put on hold, we thought it would be fun to see what Zuri has been up to in the offseason—and boy has she been busy!
Shortly after last season ended, Zuri announced that she would be joining the “All Access” team as a co-host and “All Access” as a correspondent. (Zuri also confirmed that she will still be hosting ANW!)
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THE SECRET’S OUT! ✨ I’m SO thrilled to join the ACCESS team & continue growing within my @NBC family! ❤️ It’s exciting to make the leap from hosting entertainment news on Cable... to now doing it at the Broadcast Network level — we’re on THE BIG 5, baby! I’m so happy to join the amazing/funny/incredibly kind Access co-hosts, daily — as we entertain, inform & engage with the MILLIONS of viewers who watch the Access shows, every week! ✨ Thank you to the amazing teams at @AccessOnline & @NBC, for believing in me — for recognizing what I’m capable of, and investing in me. I’m humbled, and grateful to feel SO seen & supported — and by such iconic brands! On the brand new show “All Access” I’m ready to dive into more human interest stories — REAL people, doing amazing things; and to reactivate my hard news background to report on the compelling True Crime stories you can’t get enough of. AND of course I’m HYPE I get to continue covering all things Hollywood, from fashion & lifestyle... to red carpets & celeb sit downs — on “Access Hollywood”!! ⭐️ THANK YOU to everyone on the Access team for the incredibly warm welcome — let’s do this!!! And to each & every one of you who has followed & supported me on this journey of mine — THANK YOU SO MUCH. I’ve read every single one of your beautiful comments, on my prior post. Your love, encouragement & positivity have moved me to tears — and I appreciate it all, truly. ❤️ I’m on TONIGHT — and we’re LIVE starting at 7 PM on NBC!! I hope you’ll join me in this next chapter of my journey. We’re just getting started.
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Guessing my Golden Globe nomination got lost in the mail?? If you’d told ‘14-year-old theatre geek Z’ that one of her first major scripted appearances would be opposite JEN ANISTON.... whewwww, chile! She’d probably make her Mom take her to @TGIFridays for Sesame Jack Chicken strips to celebrate (still one of my fave restaurants, to this day lol)... and then rent “Friends” DVDs from Blockbuster to binge watch (because “Netflix who??”). My amazing team found this opportunity nearly a year ago & helped me make it happen (#FunFact: I had to audition, even though I’m essentially playing myself!) — and I’m so thankful for every blessing that God has sent my way. ❤️ So cheers to manifesting wayyy more of this, in the new decade! ⭐️ #TheMorningShow #JenAniston #PinchMe
If you watched any of the awards shows, you probably spotted Zuri at the Critics’ Choice Awards or absolutely killing it in this silver dress at the Golden Globes.
But it’s not all work and no play—Zuri spent quality time with her friends and family during the holidays and snuck in a little vacation time last month for her best friend’s wedding.