Kit Hoover

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Kit Hoover
Catherine Hoover

(1970-07-29) July 29, 1970 (age 53)
Occupation(s)Television host, television personality, actress, journalist
Years active1995–present
Notable creditAccess Hollywood

Catherine "Kit" Hoover (born July 29, 1970) is an American television host, sportscaster and broadcast journalist currently serving as the anchor of Access Hollywood, and co-host of Access Daily with Mario & Kit.[1]

She has worked as a sportscaster for ESPN and Fox News.[2] She has also been a correspondent for TV Guide, a guest co-host on The View and a sideline reporter on Shaq Vs.[3]

Early life[edit]

Hoover attended Marist School in Brookhaven, Georgia, where she won three years consecutively both the mile and two mile runs.[4] She was named the "2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient" of Marist School.[4] Hoover earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[3]


Hoover made her television debut as a cast member on the first season of MTV's Road Rules in July 1995, a reality television series that followed five to six strangers traveling from location to location in an RV.[5] Following Road Rules, Hoover was hired as an entertainment correspondent for American Journal, a nationally syndicated magazine show.[3] In 1999, she joined Fox News as a correspondent for Fox Broadcasting Company's news magazine FOX Files and also served as a correspondent for The Pulse and Celebrity Spotlight, and also co-hosted the latter.[3] She also hosted FOX Rules with Kit Hoover.[6]

In August 2003, Hoover joined ESPN as co-host of ESPN2's live morning show, Cold Pizza. She conducted live interviews and presented features and highlights on the daily weekday two-hour program. During her time on Cold Pizza, Hoover covered numerous sports events such as the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2004 Super Bowl, the 2005 Super Bowl, the 2004 NBA Finals, the 2003 World Series, and the 2004 World Series. In January 2004, she became a feature and field reporter for the tennis events such as the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the French Open. She served in this role until July 2006, focusing on topics off the tennis court, interviewing the winner and giving the breaking news while the tennis match. In March 2005, Hoover and her Cold Pizza co-host Thea Andrews, were replaced by Dana Jacobson.[7] She served as a judge on ESPN's reality television show, Dream Job (2004–2006) for the show's all three seasons.[citation needed]

Afterward, she continued her role for ESPN and continued her role on Dream Job and the tennis matches. Hoover left ESPN in September 2006.[citation needed]

Hoover served as a correspondent for the TV Guide Channel from October 2006 to July 2008. On July 27, 2008, Hoover hosted Six Flags TV at the multiple Six Flags Theme Parks around the U.S. She hosted TLC’s lifestyle makeover series Real Simple, Real Life (2008–2009) based on the magazine Real Simple. On August 3, 2010, Hoover made her first appearance on Shaquille O'Neal's sports reality television program Shaq Vs. on the début of its second season. She served as both the co-host of the show alongside Mike Goldberg, as well as the sideline reporter.

Since September 13, 2010, she has co-hosted Access Daily with various co-hosts, and in 2019 became host of the flagship program Access Hollywood.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Hoover enjoys fitness and exercising, especially running.[8] She has been featured on the cover of Woman's World magazine and has shared tips on staying healthy and running in numerous publications such as Self and Women's Health.[9] In April 2020, she was named Women's Health magazines' "Mom Crush" and shared tips on how she stays active.[10]


As a television host and personality[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Road Rules Participant
1996 MTV's Road Rules Travel Guide: Tripping the Americas Co-host Television special
1996–98 American Journal Correspondent
1999 Fox Files Correspondent
1999 Full Nelson Correspondent
2001 Fox Rules with Kit Hoover Host
2002 The Pulse Correspondent
2003 The View Guest host
2003–05 Cold Pizza Co-host
2004–06 Dream Job Judge Judge on season 1,2 and 3
2008–09 Real Simple. Real Life. Co-host
2010 Shaq Vs. Co-host and sideline reporter 3 episodes
2010–present Access Hollywood Anchor
2010–present Access Daily with Mario & Kit Co-host Previously titled Access Hollywood Live, Access Live and Access Daily[11]
2019–2021 All Access Co-host 379 episodes
2015 Sweat INC. Guest Judge Episode: "Low-Impact Workouts"
2015–16 Celebrity Name Game Celebrity Player 6 episodes
2019 2020 Miss America Competition Co-host Television special

As an actress[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Guiding Light Reporter Episode: "Episode dated 14 December 2000"
2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Access Hollywood Anchor Film
2015 Donny! Kit Hoover Episodes: "Boom Boom Abs!" and "Little League Dads Gone Wild!"
2018 Nashville Kit Hoover Episode: "For the Sake of the Song"
2020 Feliz NaviDAD David's date[12] Lifetime television film[13]


  1. ^ a b Natalie Morales exits Access Hollywood... The
  2. ^ "Lifestyle Magazine » Blog Archive » Socially Fit with Kit Hoover". Retrieved 2022-10-27.
  3. ^ a b c d "Kit Hoover". Fox News. 2015-03-25. Retrieved 2022-10-27.
  4. ^ a b "Access star Kit Hoover announces major career news as fans send support". HELLO!. 2022-03-04. Retrieved 2022-10-28.
  5. ^ "These 'Road Rules' OG Cast Members Just Celebrated A Special Anniversary". MTV. Retrieved 2022-10-27.
  6. ^ "Kit Hoover Early Life, Net Worth, Career & Husband". Players Bio. 2021-09-24. Retrieved 2022-10-28.
  7. ^ "The History of ESPN's Cold Pizza | Mental Itch". 2020-05-11. Retrieved 2022-10-27.
  8. ^ Nelson, Elizabeth Laura (2021-09-30). "How Kit Hoover Stays Positive During Hard Times". Woman's World. Retrieved 2022-11-05.
  9. ^ "SELF mag - Kit Hoover - mdg | Keep fit, Fitness nutrition, Fitness & nutrition". Pinterest. Retrieved 2022-11-05.
  10. ^ Hoover, Kit (April 17, 2020). "THANK YOU @womenshealthmag for making me your Mom Crush...I love your magazine. #strongissexy 💪❤️ 🏃🏻‍♀️". Retrieved 2022-11-05.
  11. ^ "About Us". Access. Retrieved 2022-10-27.
  12. ^ Lopez, Mario. "Twitter status update". Twitter. Retrieved 2022-10-27.
  13. ^ "AnnaLynne McCord Admits She Wasn't Allowed To Watch 'Saved By The Bell' As A Kid". 21 November 2020. Retrieved 2022-10-27.

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