Kevin Frazier, co-host of “The Insider,” and Christina McLarty, correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider,” will anchor the Thanksgiving Day parade on CBS, live from New York City, 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Nov. 24.
A CBS Thanksgiving tradition in its 51st year, the special will feature portions of the 85th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, as well as performances by Grammy Award-winning rock legend John Fogerty, formerly of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Additional performances during the parade will include the Broadway casts of the Tony Award-winning productions of “Anything Goes” and “Memphis.”
According to the network, Frazier and McLarty will anchor from a site along the parade route in Times Square. The beloved parade is famous for its gigantic balloons of cartoon character favorites, fantastic floats and lively marching bands from across the country.
“This is one of those, ‘How the heck did this happen?’ moments,” said Frazier. “It is such an honor! My dad took me to this parade for the first time all the way back in 1969, so to imagine that all these years later, the little kid watching from a sidewalk will now host the parade is amazing. I’m bringing my boys with me so they can experience the parade just like I did! Well, maybe a little different, ‘cause they will get VIP seating.”
The first African-American male to host a daily entertainment news show on a major television network, Frazier is currently in his first season as co-host of “The Insider.” Previously, he worked on its “sister show,” “Entertainment Tonight,” for eight seasons as a correspondent and weekend anchor. He also appeared as an entertainment expert on news and entertainment programs including CBS News’ “The Early Show,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” CNN’s “Larry King Live,” and “Nancy Grace,” as well as HLN’s “The Joy Behar Show.”
Last August, the Morgan State graduate joined the Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS), the nation’s No. 1 nationally syndicated urban radio show. His weekly segment airs each Tuesday at 7:52 a.m., providing insight into major celebrity news events and sharing exclusive content, answering all the pressing entertainment questions Black America wants to know. Frazier also features celebrity interviews and content on his own urban entertainment news-focused website, HipHollywood.com.