Cameron Mathison to Co-Host 'Home & Family' Following Mark Steines' Exit

Meaghan Darwish
© 2018 Crown Media United States, LLC | Photo: jeremy lee/ Alexx Henry Studios, LLC.

Hallmark's Home & Family appears to have found its next co-host — former daytime star and Entertainment Tonight correspondent Cameron Mathison.

Deadline revealed Thursday that Mathison will be filling in the spot left vacant when Mark Steines exited at the end of May after serving as the show's co-host for five-plus years. Hallmark is expected to make the official announcement at today's TCA presentation.

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The All My Children alum has appeared on Home & Family in the past as a guest host, but his appearances on the show have become more frequent since Steines' exit. Currently in its sixth season, the show will also continue to feature Debbie Matenopoulos as co-host in its seventh season this September.

Home & Family airs Monday through Friday and features a variety of guests, from actors to lifestyle experts. Choosing Mathison makes a lot of sense for the network, as the actor appears in a number of Hallmark movies and even hosted on ET, where Steines also used to host.

It’s Christmas in July! Debbie Matenopoulos is joined by guest co-host and Hallmark star Cameron Mathison. Actress Lacey Chabert from the Hallmark Channel original movie "Love on Safari" is here. Singer Calum Scott treats us to special performances. Chef David Codney cooks short rib and mushroom wellington. From "The Dolly Llama," Brendan O'Malley makes their signature “bubble waffles.” Former White House Christmas decorator Coleen Christian Burke visits our home with DIY shimmering topiary champagne buckets. Debbie whips up cherry twists and honey-almond palmiers for our family’s cookie exchange. Cameron has fun pool noodle DIYs that the whole family will love. Paige Hemmis shows us a DIY gingerbread train. Orly Shani creates embroidered Christmas t-shirts. Credit: © 2018 Crown Media United States, LLC | Photo: Kim Nunneley / Alexx Henry Studios, LLC.

Mathison with Debbie Matenopoulos. (Hallmark)

"Cameron Mathison, always a fan-favorite in Hallmark Original movies, brings his enthusiasm, zest and spirit to the liveliest how-to show in all of Daytime television," said Michelle Vicary, EVP, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks according to Deadline. "TV viewers have come to know Cameron on All My Children and as a correspondent on Entertainment Tonight, and we cannot wait to welcome him to our Home & Family family when season seven begins."

Hallmark fans are sure to be pleased by such a familiar face stepping in, which may make the transition easier for them in the coming months.

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