Nischelle Turner’s Bio: Everything You Need to Know About the First Black Woman Host of “Entertainment Tonight”

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth Feb 11, 1975
  • Age 46 Years, 9 Months
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Place Columbia, Missouri, United States
  • Birth Name Nischelle Renee Turner
  • Profession Journalist
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Boyfriend Eddie Murphy (Rumor)
  • Ethnicity/Race Afro-American
  • Mother Jacque Turner
  • College University of Kentucky
  • Height/ How Tall? 5 Feet 5 Inches
  • Hair Color Black
  • Eye Color Black
  • Career 1993-Present
  • Ex-Boyfriend Yes(Unknown)
  • Awards Daytime Emmy Awards For Outstanding Entertainment News Program (2015)
  • Nominees Daytime Emmy Awards For Outstanding Entertainment News Program (2016)

Nischelle Turner, an American journalist, made history in March 2021 when she became the first black woman to lead the prestigious discussion show Entertainment Tonight.

Turner will co-host the show alongside Kevin Frazier, according to ET’s executive producer Erin Johnson. After Nancy O’ Dell, the show’s previous host, stepped down in 2019, the position has been unfilled for over a year.

In the show’s history, Turner and Frazier were the first two black anchors to work together.

Turner has won four Daytime Emmy Awards as a correspondent for the show prior to the record milestone. In 2014, she joined Entertainment Tonight.

Nischelle Turner’s Parents: Who Are They?

Turner, who was born on February 11, 1975, has never spoken about her father in an interview or on social media. It could be because Jacqui Turner, the Columbia, Missouri native, was reared by her single mother.

She has an adoring relationship with her mother and her mother’s extended family, which includes her grandparents. Her diabetic mother was frequently feeding the needy in their community. Turner can never thank her enough for her humanitarian efforts.

She acknowledged her mother’s sweet nature in an Instagram post on Mother’s Day 2020. She talked about how her parents had taught her to be patient, compassionate, and god-fearing.

The journalist is also involved in humanitarian efforts as a result of her mother’s influence. After being the host of ET, she began the process of establishing the James and Margie Turner Memorial scholarship fund, which aimed to help at-risk youngsters in her community.

She also coaches Brown Girls’ Dream and volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club of America.

The Path to Becoming Entertainment The host for tonight is

Turner began his academic career at the University of Kentucky. In her junior year, she left the institution and went to her hometown.

She began her journalism studies at the University of Missouri. In the university-owned newsroom (NBC affiliate) KOMU-TV, she shaped her career by reporting, camera work, writing, and producing news.

The four-time Emmy-winning correspondent obtained her first job as a reporter at WEHT ABC in Evansville, Indiana, just three days before graduation. She had been hired at the channel by Michael Valentine.

She joined WVUE-TV FOX8 in New Orleans as a daily reporter and anchor after serving at WEHT for nearly a year and a half. Hurricane Katrina coverage was one of her reporting highlights in New Orleans.

She later joined Good Day LA and co-hosted a web series with “Extra,” a celebrity gossip show, and “Essence,” a monthly magazine for African-American women.

CNN offered her a full-time role as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight in 2014 after noticing her good work at Extra on Essence. The rest, as they say, is history.

Turner’s salary and net worth, on the other hand, have not yet been revealed.

Nischelle Turner’s Relationship Status: Is She Married?

The 46-year-old has kept her personal life private, keeping her dating status a secret. There has never been any information about her dating life, let alone her marital status.

She only mentioned her dating situation once, on the Steve Harvey Show in February 2018. She said briefly that she had dated a man, but that their relationship had only lasted six months.

Turner hasn’t shared anything else about her personal life. Her social media accounts also only show peeks of her professional life and family.