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Mark Steines to Host 'Home & Family'



Premiering October 1, the new Hallmark Channel lifestyle series features innovative home ideas and improvements, plus the latest trends and products for the home.



"Home & Family" (TV show) host Mark Steines
Home & Family (TV show) host Mark SteinesJune 7, 2012

Mark Steines in "Entertainment Tonight"
Mark Steines in "Entertainment Tonight"
Mark Steines in "Entertainment Tonight" - © CBS Television Distribution
Mark Steines
Mark Steines
Mark Steines - © CBS Television Distribution
Emmy Award-winning journalist and former host of "Entertainment Tonight," Mark Steines, will host Hallmark Channel's new fall lifestyle series, "Home & Family," it was announced today by Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. "Home & Family" premieres weekdays beginning October 1.

A groundbreaking new series that will premiere as part of Hallmark Channel's robust Lifestyle block of programming, "Home & Family" is 220 original two-hour shows over 44 weeks from award-winning production company Woody Fraser Productions ("Good Morning America," "Nightline," "The Dick Cavett Show"). The series is the ultimate destination for innovative home ideas and improvements, as well as being the place for the latest information, trends and products for everyone in the home.

One of the most trusted and charismatic figures in entertainment news today, Emmy Award-winning journalist and ET co-anchor Mark Steines has earned the respect, admiration and trust of millions of viewers over the course of his career. A premiere industry reporter and insider for over a decade, Steines has established himself at the forefront of entertainment news with his signature one-on-one interviews of Hollywood's elite, and exclusive reporting of breaking news. He is married to former Miss America beauty Leanza Cornett, and the couple has two children.

"I'm thrilled to be hosting 'Home & Family,' said Mark Steines. "After years of reporting and anchoring for the #1 entertainment newsmagazine in the world, 'Home & Family' seems like the perfect fit for the next chapter in my career with issues that resonate strongly with where I am in my life. I look forward to joining the Hallmark family!"

"With our new Fall series, 'Home & Family' and 'Marie!', we are looking ambitiously for momentum, growth and opportunities to maximize viewership, and that brings us to the signing of superstar Mark Steines."

"Mark Steines is invited into millions of homes every night across America. To have a star of Mark's caliber host 'Home & Family' brings instant credibility because he is so loved and trusted, and the relationship Mark has with viewers allows the network to deliver a new program that can compete with everything else on TV from day one," Ms. Vicary concluded.
 
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