Maria Menounos, born in Medford, Massachusettes on June 8, 1978, is an American television reporter and personality who is best known for her work on Extra, E! News, Today, and Access Hollywood.
Born in Massachusettes to Greek parents, Menounos graduated from Medford High School in Medford, Massachusettes.
When she was a teenager, Menounos competed in beauty pageants, winning the title of Miss Massachusetts Teen USA before going on to compete at the Miss Teen USA competition.
After graduating from Medford High School, Menounos went on to attend Emerson College in Boston. Menounos graduated from Emerson College in the year 2000.
In the year 2002, Menounos was hired as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Three years later, in 2005, Menounos began working for NBC when she joined the Access Hollywood team.
While working at NBC, in addition to being a part of Access Hollywood, Menounous also co-hosted a few episodes of Today.
Furthermore, during her time with NBC, Menounos became the first and only reporter to interview the entire Obama family at once.
In the year 2011, Menounos made the jump from Access Hollywood to Extra.
In July of 2017, Menounos had to take a step back from her career after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. However, she has since made a full recovery and has gone back to dominating television.
Menounos is also known for being one of the creators AfterBuzz TV, which is an online broadcast and podcast network that produces after-show podcasts and content.
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