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my 1st day at E! story

Last night marked my first of four shoot days with E! News Now and it was a blast. I arrived at 1:30p for hair & make-up in the studio and met all the fabulous make-up & hair ladies. They E! beautified me and while in the chair, I got to meet the delightful Jason Kennedy & Kym Johnson (pro dance for Dancing With The Stars). Then up I went to the offices of News Now to meet the staff and the lovely Amy Paffrath. Amy shift as host was ending and I was taking over. My wardrobe was selected and we were off and running! For the next 8 hours I would be handed news copy to go over, then head to the studio to record VOs (voice overs) and my on-camera copy. At one point we did a practice “Breaking News” run in the E! News Newsroom…that was so fun! Even though I knew it was fake, it felt super exciting. I had breaks in between as well and a delicious dinner break with Baja Fresh (ok, it wasn’t that delicious but I was so happy to be doing something I love I didn’t even care!). At 11p I was wrapped! Here’s my hosting reel. There are clips from E! News Now at the beginning.

Grasie Mercedes Hosting Reel from Grasie Mercedes on Vimeo.

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  • shanda

    gracie- you did a great job! i watch E! every night, so I hope to see you on there all the time.

  • shanda

    gracie- you did a great job! i watch E! every night, so I hope to see you on there all the time.

  • grasie

    thanks shanda!! E! News Now is online only…but the hosts of it usually go on to do corresponding and filling in for E! News and the Daily 10. so maybe one day down the line you’ll see me on the channel. 🙂 fingers crossed.

  • grasie

    thanks shanda!! E! News Now is online only…but the hosts of it usually go on to do corresponding and filling in for E! News and the Daily 10. so maybe one day down the line you’ll see me on the channel. 🙂 fingers crossed.

  • hi gracie , good job! nice cadence, transitions and tone. say hi to Annie for me!
    http://www.hermanchan.net

  • hi gracie , good job! nice cadence, transitions and tone. say hi to Annie for me!
    http://www.hermanchan.net

  • Grasie, you did great and looked stunning!

  • Grasie, you did great and looked stunning!

  • grasie

    thank you thank you thank you!!!
    can’t wait to shoot more on thurs!
    xo

  • grasie

    thank you thank you thank you!!!
    can’t wait to shoot more on thurs!
    xo

  • Laura B.

    You did so great and looked gorgeous! 😉

  • Laura B.

    You did so great and looked gorgeous! 😉

  • grasie

    thanks laura!!! xoxo come to LA soon.

  • grasie

    thanks laura!!! xoxo come to LA soon.

  • Joanne G

    You were wonderful, see you on E News or the Daily 10 soon!!
    Love you!

  • Joanne G

    You were wonderful, see you on E News or the Daily 10 soon!!
    Love you!

  • You are fantastic! You make it look so easy, but I know it isn’t. And does this mean I can count on you for extra dirt now? Find out who made Kelly Osbourne look so good. That ain’t just weight loss. There’s a whole other story there. Finally, who’s this other Laura B.?

  • You are fantastic! You make it look so easy, but I know it isn’t. And does this mean I can count on you for extra dirt now? Find out who made Kelly Osbourne look so good. That ain’t just weight loss. There’s a whole other story there. Finally, who’s this other Laura B.?

  • grasie

    aww laura (belgray) you crack me up!
    thank you for your sweet comments and you are absolutely right, it IS hard. who knew?
    as for the extra dirt…well i get the copy about 5 minutes before we shoot it and its edited and up on E! online within an hour or two so really i cant get it to you any sooner than if you just keep checking eonline.com/videos for E! news now! yay! i work again thurs morning. can’t wait!

    now as for the other laura b…that would be the fabulous laura buckingham. it is true i have 2 laura Bs in my life (not to mention 3 other lauras!)…and i love you all!

  • grasie

    aww laura (belgray) you crack me up!
    thank you for your sweet comments and you are absolutely right, it IS hard. who knew?
    as for the extra dirt…well i get the copy about 5 minutes before we shoot it and its edited and up on E! online within an hour or two so really i cant get it to you any sooner than if you just keep checking eonline.com/videos for E! news now! yay! i work again thurs morning. can’t wait!

    now as for the other laura b…that would be the fabulous laura buckingham. it is true i have 2 laura Bs in my life (not to mention 3 other lauras!)…and i love you all!

  • Naomi

    Grasie!! You look absolutely gorgeous! what a natural & what a lucky catch for E! can’t wait to see more.

  • Naomi

    Grasie!! You look absolutely gorgeous! what a natural & what a lucky catch for E! can’t wait to see more.

  • Wendy

    I think you’re a complete natural…this is what you were born to do. Keep plugging away chica the sky’s the limit for you! You’ve come a long way since The Grind! LOL Luv ya

  • Wendy

    I think you’re a complete natural…this is what you were born to do. Keep plugging away chica the sky’s the limit for you! You’ve come a long way since The Grind! LOL Luv ya

  • grasie

    thank you naomi!!!

    and you too wendy!!! i can not believe you brought up the GRIND! lol oh lord. that was a lifetime ago. ha!

  • grasie

    thank you naomi!!!

    and you too wendy!!! i can not believe you brought up the GRIND! lol oh lord. that was a lifetime ago. ha!

  • grasie

    thanks amelia! my vids from the 2nd day are better. i fill in 2 more days next week too!

  • grasie

    thanks amelia! my vids from the 2nd day are better. i fill in 2 more days next week too!

  • Hey Grasie!

    Wow you did such a GREAT job. Your voice is so pleasant to listen to 🙂 (and your hair is hot not that I am biased or anything).

    I am so impressed! E is lucky to have you. <3sarah

  • Hey Grasie!

    Wow you did such a GREAT job. Your voice is so pleasant to listen to 🙂 (and your hair is hot not that I am biased or anything).

    I am so impressed! E is lucky to have you. <3sarah

  • Jasmin

    You look great girl! And you fit right in to E! broadcast network, trust me I’m an avid fan. Can’t wait for you to take over for Guiliana.

  • Jasmin

    You look great girl! And you fit right in to E! broadcast network, trust me I’m an avid fan. Can’t wait for you to take over for Guiliana.

  • grasie

    haha! thanks jaz…why you hating on guiliana? lol
    filling in two more days then we’ll see….xo

  • grasie

    haha! thanks jaz…why you hating on guiliana? lol
    filling in two more days then we’ll see….xo

  • Lindsey

    Grasie! You were fabulous!! Your delivery is so natural, comfortable, and confident. I’m looking forward to the day that you are a full-time E! girl.

  • Lindsey

    Grasie! You were fabulous!! Your delivery is so natural, comfortable, and confident. I’m looking forward to the day that you are a full-time E! girl.

  • grasie

    awww. thanks lindsey…me too! 🙂

  • grasie

    awww. thanks lindsey…me too! 🙂

  • Swain

    AH!! Grasie! How exciting! You look amazing and belong on tv!

  • Swain

    AH!! Grasie! How exciting! You look amazing and belong on tv!