'Extra' Adds Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst as Correspondent
Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst has joined the newly revamped Daytime Emmy Award-winning, nationally syndicated entertainment news program “Extra.” Kryst joins host Billy Bush as well as correspondents Jennifer Lahmers, Renee Bargh and Nate Burleson.
In making the announcement, “Extra” Senior Executive Producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey said, “Cheslie Kryst is a moment-making machine. She’s not only Miss USA, she’s a lawyer with a powerful platform for women. Between Cheslie and Nate Burleson, we have an unbeatable New York team.”
Cheslie has been serving as a special correspondent for the show since it relaunched in September. She broke the news that “Empire’s” Terrence Howard was quitting acting and has interviewed stars like Lizzo, Zendaya, Millie Bobby Brown, and supermodel Winnie Harlow.
Kryst was crowned Miss USA in May 2019. She graces the current digital cover of Essence, marking the first time in history that Miss America, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA are all black women.
She is also an attorney, earning her law degree and MBA from Wake Forest University. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina. She will report out of New York and travel across the country for “Extra.”
The all-new "Extra" is helmed by Senior Executive Producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey and executive producers Theresa Coffino and Jeremy Spiegel. The show is produced by Telepictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “Extra” can be seen in more than 98% of the country, including major market affiliates and key FOX Television owned-and-operated stations such as New York, L.A., Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Orlando, and Charlotte.