Maria Menounos, born in Medford, Massachusettes on June 8, 1978, is an American television personality, reporter, model, and occasional actress who is best known for her work on Today, Access Hollywood, EXTRA, WWE, and AfterBuzz TV.
Menounous, who graduated from Medford High School, became Miss Massachusetts Teen USA in 1995 and competed in the Miss USA competition the following year.
After her high school graduation, Menounos graduated from Emerson College in Boston in the year 2000.
Her big career break came in the year 2002 when she was hired to appear as a correspondent on Entertainment Tonight. Three years later, Menounous joined NBC’s Access Hollywood and took her career to another level.
While working at NBC’s Access Hollywood, Menounous also contributed to Today and NBC Nightly News.
In the year 2011, Menounos made the switch to EXTRA, a similar entertainment news show.
A longtime fan of wrestling, Menounos has also been involved with the WWE both as an in-ring performer and out-of-ring correspondent.
During the course of her career, Menounos has also acted in several films, such as Fantastic Four, Fwiends.com, In the Land of Merry Misfits, Kickin’ It Old Skool, Tropic Thunder, Adventures of Serial Buddies, and Entourage.
In the year 2017, Menunous, unfortunately, had to step out of the spotlight and away from work as she battled a brain tumor, however, she has since returned to regular work and is as busy and as stunning as ever.
Menounos is the co-founder and CEO of AfterBuzzTV, which is an online video and podcast network that produces after-show discussion podcasts for some of television’s biggest dramas.
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