Mark Steines

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Mark Steines
Born(1964-06-07) June 7, 1964 (age 49)
Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Northern Iowa
OccupationJournalist/Anchor, Actor
Years active1990s – present
ChildrenKai Harper and Avery James
RelativesMike Steines (brother)
 
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Mark Steines
Born(1964-06-07) June 7, 1964 (age 49)
Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Northern Iowa
OccupationJournalist/Anchor, Actor
Years active1990s – present
ChildrenKai Harper and Avery James
RelativesMike Steines (brother)

Mark Anthony Steines (born June 7, 1964) is an American broadcast journalist and actor and was host of the syndicated gossip and entertainment round-up program Entertainment Tonight from 2004 to 2012. He joined the show on August 24, 1995. He left the show on July 27, 2012. He now hosts a new show with Cristina Ferrare called The Home and Family Show which airs on Hallmark Channel.

Personal life[edit]

Steines was born in Dubuque, Iowa. one of the two sons, He has an older brother named Mike. He graduated from Hempstead High School in Dubuque, Iowa. He then went to University of Northern Iowa also in Cedar Falls, on a football scholarship. He graduated with a B.A. in radio and television.

He married former Entertainment Tonight correspondent and Miss America 1993 Leanza Cornett on the island of Kauai on July 22, 1995. They have two sons, Kai Harper and Avery James ("AJ"). In January 2013 Steines and Cornett officially announced that they will seek a divorce after 17 years of marriage.

Career[edit]

After graduation Steines worked in the newsroom at KWWL-TV in Waterloo, Iowa, rising up the ranks to reporter and photographer. He then moved on to KSPR-TV in Springfield, Missouri, where he was the sports anchor until 1991. His career led him to KCAL-TV in Competelli, and ESPN assignments. Steines was awarded two Emmys and a Golden Mike Award for work he did on KCAL specials.

In addition to his work as a broadcast journalist, Steines has done some acting. One of his roles was as a security guard in the movie Nixon (1995).

In 1995, he started as a correspondent and substitute anchor at Entertainment Tonight. Prior to being selected as co-host, Steines was also anchor of Entertainment Tonight Weekend and primary substitute anchor. However, he resumed co-hosting ET Weekend on a regular basis in mid-September 2010. On March 24, 2012, it was announced that Steines had decided to leave ET at the end of his contract in order to pursue other opportunities. On July 27, 2012, Steines left ET after 17 years with that show.[1] His replacement was Rob Marciano. in 2006 he was a guest in episode of the sixth season of America's Next Top Model

Steines was the host of AOL's online reality television show Gold Rush in Fall 2006 which was executive produced by Mark Burnett.

He has moved on to host the new Hallmark Channel TV talk show titled Home & Family with Paige Davis, which premiered on October 1, 2012. Cristina Ferrare replaced Davis in November 2012.[2]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995NixonWhite House Security
1999Suddenly SusanEric
2002The PracticeReporter Jeffrey Rothberg
2004The Young and the RestlessEscort #1
2005Half & HalfCraig
2006CSI: NYEntertainment Reporter
2007Handy MannyOscar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Steines Bids Farewell to Entertainment Tonight After 17 Years Article Link". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 10-3-12. 
  2. ^ Starr, Michael. New York Post http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/ex_et_host_steines_goes_to_hallmark_U7DqbynLIf224zGu4us3WK |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 10-3-12. 

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Preceded by
Mary Hart with Bob Goen
Hosts of Entertainment Tonight with Mary Hart
2004–2011
Succeeded by
Nancy O'Dell
Preceded by
Mario Lopez
Host of Miss America
2008
Succeeded by
Mario Lopez