NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’s New Host is Tyra Banks

America’s Got Talent is getting an experienced fresh host. The NBC talent competition show announced Tyra Banks will be the new host. In case you forgot, Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author, former model and occasional singer. Born in Inglewood, California, she began her career as a model at age 15, and was the first African American woman to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, on which she appeared twice. In 2003, Banks created and began presenting the long-running reality television series America’s Next Top Model, which she executive produced and presented for the first twenty-two seasons until the series’ cancellation in October 2015. Following the revival of the series, Banks remained as America’s Next Top Model’s executive producer, but no longer hosts the series. In 2010, she published a young adult novel titled Modelland, based on her life as a model which topped The New York Times Best Seller list in 2011. Banks is one of four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world’s most influential people by TIME magazine.

Nick Cannon announced his resignation from the show in a Facebook post. He wrote that he was resigning after he the network allegedly threatened to fire him over a controversial joke he made during his Showtime comedy special. In a lengthy Facebook post published on February 13, he wrote: “I will not be silenced, controlled, or treated like a piece of property. Not to get too detailed but this isn’t the first time executives have attempted to ‘put me in my place’ for so called unruly actions. I will not stand for it. My moral principles will easily walk away from the millions of dollars they hang over my head.” Cannon had been the host since 2009.

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The veteran judge Howie Mandel made the announcement Sunday night Twitter .

Banks acknowledged Mandel’s reveal with a tweet of her own, saying, “
Surprise! TyTy is the new host of #AGT @nbcagt! Can’t wait 2work w/new fam @OfficialMelB @howiemandel @heidiklum & @SimonCowell”

AGT begins production on Season 12 soon.

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