Meredith Local Media’s New ‘People’ Daily Show Names Co-Hosts


Meredith Corporation has named Kay Adams and Lawrence K. Jackson co-hosts of PEOPLE’s new daily, syndicated half-hour television show along with Jeremy Parsons and Sandra Vergara as New York and Los Angeles correspondents, respectively.

 PEOPLE (the TV Show!), named after the iconic brand, premieres Monday, September 14 in Meredith’s local television markets, on, PEOPLE platforms and on PeopleTV (OTT).

The half-hour TV show is inspired by the brand’s combination of celebrity and inspirational human-interest stories including entertainment news, exclusive interviews, feature stories, beauty and style, true crime, and more.

The daily strip will air weekdays in all 12 Meredith markets: Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis, Portland, Nashville, Kansas City, Hartford-New Haven, Greenville-Spartanburg, Las Vegas, Mobile-Pensacola, Flint-Saginaw, and Springfield-Holyoke, MA.

“I am excited and honored to produce the new PEOPLE (the TV Show!),” said Rob Silverstein, executive producer/showrunner. “I have been in the industry for 30 years; this on-air team, led by hosts Kay Adams and Lawrence K. Jackson, along with correspondents Jeremy Parsons and Sandra Vergara, will bring a fresh, smart, fun, and dynamic take to the genre and will do a fantastic job representing the iconic PEOPLE brand.”  

Adams is host of NFL Network’s morning show, Good Morning Football, and most recently was host of the mobile app version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.  This fall, she will continue as host of Amazon’s flagship football show, NFL Now.  Previously, Adams hosted numerous red-carpet events where she interviewed A-list celebrities including Demi Lovato, Jon Hamm, and Paul Rudd, among many others. She has also appeared as a special correspondent and guest host on EXTRA and E! News.  

Before joining PEOPLE, Jackson was a host of NBC News’ Stay Tuned. Prior, he was a host of MTV’s Total Request Live reboot.

Vergara most recently co-hosted Yahoo’s digital series, Hook’d, and was a regular contributor to Yahoo! Lifestyle digital. Prior, she co-hosted E!’s Good Work alongside Ru Paul and was the primary host for Yahoo’s trivia app Pop Play. She also has a theatrical career and can be seen guest-starring in shows such as CSI, Bold and the Beautiful, and Nip/Tuck, as well as starring alongside Colin Farrell in the feature Friday Night.