When it is relaunches in January, CBS TV Distribution’s entertainment newsmagazine The Insider will not only have a new name, omg!Insider, but also a new co-host. Thea Andrews has been named co-anchor of omg!Insider alongside Kevin Frazier beginning in January 2013. Also joining omg!Insider in January as on-air correspondents are Mary Kitchen and Yahoo’s Michael Yo.
Andrews will replace Brooke Anderson, who is leaving after one year. Anderson will become a correspondent for The Insider‘s companion newsmagazine Entertainment Tonight. Andrews also hails from ET, having served as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and a host for Entertainment Tonight Weekend. Andrews has also covered sports for ESPN and ABC Sports and has hosted a variety of sports, reality, award and game shows such as ESPN’s Cold Pizza, CMT’s Next Superstar, Top Chef Canada, and The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Red Carpet Show for TNT. Most recently, Yo was the host of The Yo Show On Yahoo!, which launched in April 2012. He is best known for his work on the E! programs Chelsea Lately, The Daily 10, E! News, Kourtney And Khloe Take Miami and his own show Yo On E! as well as correspondent roles on Extra, Showbiz Tonight and Today. Kitchen was the entertainment anchor for City TV based in Toronto, where she anchored live nightly entertainment reports across the entire network. She appeared weekly on Breakfast Television as well as the primetime series Canada’s Got Talent. Also joining omg!Insider are Kristen Aldridge (omg! NOW), Keltie Colleen, Nina Parker and Theo Von as contributors.