Michele Mahone

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Michele Mahone
Michele Mahone performs stand up in Los Angeles.jpg
Mahone performing stand-up
Birth name Michele Rae Mahone
Born Ashland, Kentucky[1]
Medium Television, stand-up
Nationality American
Years active 2005–present
Genres Observational comedy, Stand-up, Southern humor, Self-deprecating comedy, Improvisational comedy, Entertainment reporting
Subject(s) Popular culture
Website michelemahone.com

Michele Mahone is an American television entertainment reporter and comedian.[2]

Early life[edit]

Michele was born in Ashland, Kentucky[1] and currently resides in Los Angeles.[3] Michele was married at the age of seventeen. At nineteen, she gave birth to a son and was divorced by age twenty.[1]


Michele started her career in Hollywood in 1999 as an entertainment industry make-up artist. A few years later on a set, a popular television shopping host encouraged her to giving hosting a try. She made an audition tape for the Ultimate Shopping Network and was hired immediately.[1][2]

Michele had several hosting jobs on various shopping networks, including America's Value Channel and Direct Shopping Network.[4] She caught her break when she was hired as an entertainment reporter for "The Weekend Today Show" on Australia's Nine Network with Layla McKinnon and Cameron Williams. She became known for her Kentucky accent, her catchphrase "How Do!" and her no-nonsense humorous reporting of Hollywood gossip.[5][6]

Michele was also an entertainment and lifestyle reporter on NINE Network's show, "Mornings with Kerri-Anne." In 2014, Michele was hired as an entertainment reporter for Network TEN's new morning show Wake Up with Natarsha Belling and James Matheson where she conducted red carpet interviews with Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr. and Randy Jackson.[3][7]

In May 2015, Michele joined the Gem Shopping Network (GSN) as an on-air host, but was removed from the host list in March 2016, however she came back to the company in July 2016 and moved on in September 2016.[8]

Stand-up comedy[edit]

Michele has appeared on the YouTube channel's show, "Comedy Time,"[9] and continues to perform live at several California clubs, including The Comedy Store,[10] The Ice House, The Laugh Factory, The HAHA Cafe, Flappers. Michele's favorite topics in her stand-up routines are her own family, southern culture, the occasional moonshine mishap and often draws from her experience as a Kentucky native who has toured the world. She begins her sets by greeting the crowd with her catchphrase, "How Do!"


In 2009, Michele started working in Australian radio with Brisbane's 4BC breakfast show, "Jamie and Ian".[11] She has made guest appearances on numerous radio shows throughout Australia, Canada and the United States, including KOFM's "David and Tanya Show" in Newcastle.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Michele was married January 1, 2011 to her second husband and currently lives in LA.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Hayhoe, Brett (September 2012). "Nine's Michele Mahone" (PDF). Q Magazine (94). Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Gordon, Tracy Lee (July 1, 2014). "15 Minutes with Michele Mahone". http://successbusinessmag.com.au/. Success Business Magazine. Retrieved February 28, 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Michele Mahone". Fox News.com. Fox. Fox News. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Direct Shopping Network". http://www.yatedo.com. Yatedo. Retrieved February 28, 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ Knox, David (September 10, 2013). "Weekend Today show fans fuming over change in entertainment correspondents". http://www.tvtonight.com.au/. TV Tonight. Retrieved February 28, 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  6. ^ Gutfield, Greg (August 1, 2014). "Kentucky's Finest: Michele Mahone Coming to 'Red Eye' With Greg Gutfield". http://www.monstersandcritics.com/. Monsters and Critics. Retrieved February 28, 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  7. ^ "Funny American Idol Red Carpet". YouTube. Michele Mahone. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Michele Mahone | LinkedIn". www.linkedin.com. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Stand Up Comedy by Michele Mahone – Redneck Prohibition". https://www.youtube.com. ChickComedy. October 24, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  10. ^ "Michele Mahone at the Comedy Store". http://www.eventbrite.com. Event Brite. October 22, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  11. ^ "Michele Mahone – Entertainment!". http://www.4bc.com.au. 4BC 1116 News Talk. October 22, 2010. Retrieved March 2, 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  12. ^ "Michele Mahone". http://www.kofm.com.au. KOFM. Archived from the original on March 9, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2015.  External link in |website= (help)

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