January 12, 2007 08:00 ET

Nancy O'Dell and Maria Menounos to Serve as Golden Globe's Ballroom Correspondents for NBC's Live Broadcast on Jan. 15

HOLLYWOOD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 12, 2007 -- "Access Hollywood's" Nancy O'Dell and Maria Menounos have been selected to serve as the Golden Globe Awards ballroom correspondents at "The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards" to be telecast live on NBC Monday, January 15 (8-11 p.m. ET) at the Beverly Hilton. O'Dell and Menounos will interview the Golden Globe recipients to capture their excitement live as they arrive backstage, immediately after accepting their award.

O'Dell, who was named as one of Television Week's "10 Most Bankable Stars in Syndication," and one of the "20 Hottest Stars" by Shape Magazine, serves as the co-anchor of NBC Universal's entertainment news magazine "Access Hollywood." She was part of "Access Hollywood's" on-air team from its inception and helped launch the show in 1996, serving as weekend co-anchor being promoted to co-anchor in 1999. O'Dell has also contributed reports to both NBC News' "Today" show and "Dateline NBC." An award-winning journalist, O'Dell has been honored with three Associated Press Awards, two Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Awards, and is a six-time Emmy Award nominee. O'Dell is a veteran of the Golden Globes broadcast, having hosted NBC's national Golden Globes Arrivals special for six years. She has also hosted the Emmys Pre-Show for three years.

Menounos serves as a special correspondent on NBC Universal's hit entertainment newsmagazine, "Access Hollywood," a role she has held since 2005. Additionally, Menounos serves as the West Coast contributor for NBC's "Today," and has been seen frequently hosting the third hour of the show alongside Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, Natalie Morales and Al Roker. On the big screen, Menounos will soon be seen in the lead role opposite Jamie Kennedy in the movie "Kickin' It Old School" for Bob Yari Productions, which opens wide in April. She also recently completed production on her prized feature film "In the Land of the Merry Misfits," which has been submitted to the Tribeca Film Festival 2007.

"The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards" will be seen in more than 150 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion-picture achievements.

"The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards" will be produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Philip Berk is President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Allen Shapiro and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Chris Donovan is director. Al Schwartz is consulting producer. Ken Shapiro is producer. Ron Weed is consulting producer.

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