Tyra Banks Named New Host of 'America's Got Talent'
NBC says Tyra Banks is taking over as host for the 12th season of America's Got Talent.
The model and television personality is replacing Nick Cannon, who presided over the competition series from Seasons 4 through 11 before announcing his departure last month.
"America, strike a pose. #AGT has a brand-new host! Welcome to the fam, @tyrabanks!," the show tweeted Sunday.
— America's Got Talent (@nbcagt) March 12, 2017
The host made the surprising announcement in a Facebook post Monday.
"Surprise! TyTy is the new host of #AGT @nbcagt! Can't wait 2work w/new fam @OfficialMelB @howiemandel @heidiklum & @SimonCowell," Banks confirmed.
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) March 12, 2017
By Karen Butler
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.