Former Teen Vogue editor and author Elaine Welteroth is joining The Talk next year.
Welteroth and Amanda Kloots, founder of AK! Fitness and co-founder of apparel brand Hooray For, will join the show Jan. 4, officially replacing Marie Osmond and Eve. Kloots and Welteroth had both been frequent guest hosts on the show.
“I am beyond excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the phenomenal women of The Talk” Welteroth said in a statement. “They have each made me feel right at home alongside them on this incredible platform that cultivates connection, kindness and understanding when we all need it most. I look forward to learning from them and lending my perspective to conversations that build bridges in this singular time in our world.”
“Amanda and Elaine are accomplished and relatable women, whose talents and personality stood out during their multiple appearances this fall,” said Kelly Kahl, CBS Entertainment president, in a statement. “They bring a fresh new dimension to the show and we’re very excited to have them join the panel. These five hosts together present a compelling mix of personalities and opinions that will continue to elevate the series and lead The Talk well into the future.”
The Talk‘s executive producers/showrunners Kristin Matthews and Heather Gray also praised Welteroth and Kloots, saying the two women “have amazing energy, interesting points of view and a willingness to share their personal life experiences that complement the voices of our other phenomenal women.”
“Their diverse backgrounds and bright personalities bring an authentic chemistry to the panel,” Gray and Matthews added. “Along with Sharon [Osbourne], Sheryl [Underwood] and Carrie Ann [Inaba], we are excited to have these dynamic, intelligent and fearless women connect with our audience and become part of The Talk family.”