Hosts announced for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Posted Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:15:20 PM
Vertical EMMYS Soap Banner Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood announced as hosts for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Hold onto your hats, soap fans, because the hosts for the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards have been announced.

Fans who tuned in to today's episode of CBS Daytime's popular talk show The Talk were the first to hear the big news on who will be hosting this year's Daytime Emmy Awards. Drum roll, please...

The Bold and the Beautiful alum and current Extra host Mario Lopez (ex-Dr. Christian Ramirez) and The Talk's very own soap opera super fan Sheryl Underwood will be headlining the glamorous event scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 30, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Burbank, California.

"The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is happy to announce that two of daytime television's brightest stars, Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood, will lead the magnificent celebration planned for this year's 44th Daytime Emmy Awards," said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS, in a statement.

"I am thrilled to have one of the most entertaining combinations in daytime television hosting our grand gala at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium," added David Michaels, SVP, Daytime, (NATAS). "With their combined wit and charm, plus the excitement of Mary Hart receiving this year's lifetime achievement award, not to mention the stars of the nominated drama, talk, culinary and game shows and a stellar list of presenters to be announced later this week, it promises to be a memorable night for the daytime community."

For more 2017 Daytime Emmy fun, check out the Emmy reels contending stars submitted as part of their race to the gold.

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