VH1 announced yesterday (June 30) that scholar and journalist Marc Lamont Hill will host their newest late-night talk show.
The network said that Hill "will anchor the weekly series delivering VH1’s pop culture spin on the hottest entertainment news and gossip" in a statement. "VH1 Live!" will feature other VH1 personalities and participation from the audience and social media.
Hill comes to the network after prominent hosting stints with BET News and HuffPost Live, as well as regular appearances on CNN. He also taught urban education and American studies courses at Temple University, Columbia University’s Teachers College and Morehouse College. Outside of scholarship and media, Hill has worked with organizations and projects devoted to youth advocacy, drug informant policy reform and death penalty abolition.
(H/t The Hollywood Reporter)