The Talk – TV

The Talk – TV

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The Discuss – TV 


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     Tv host and former NFL participant Akbar Gbajabiamila joins THE TALK for season 12 as new host of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning discuss present, with Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots and Jerry O’Connell, premiering Monday, Sept. 13. Gbajabiamila appeared as a visitor co-host on a number of episodes in June and July.

     “It’s a brand new day in daytime for season 12 of THE TALK, and we’re thrilled to welcome Akbar to the household. His participating character, openness and fast wit actually impressed us when he appeared as a visitor co-host final season,” mentioned Heather Grey, government producer and showrunner of THE TALK.


The Discuss Welcomes Akbar Gbajabiamila

     “Akbar’s candor and humor include ease and are nice additions to the dialog. Additionally, his relatability as a husband and father creates a particular reference to the viewers that’s invaluable,” added Kristin Matthews, government producer and showrunner.


     “It’s an absolute honor to be becoming a member of THE TALK as a number! I’m so excited for this new era of such a long-standing institution. To be part of this numerous group is actually a dream and a brand new assertion for THE TALK. In a world as divided as ours, I sit up for exhibiting up as my enjoyable and genuine self every single day and advocating for dialog over confrontation,” mentioned Akbar Gbajabiamila. 

         At present, Gbajabiamila is the host of NBC’s competitors sequence “American Ninja Warrior” and “American Ninja Warrior Junior.” He grew to become a broadcast writer in 2019 together with his critically acclaimed debut e-book, Everybody Can Be a Ninja: Discover Your Inside Warrior and Obtain Your Goals. He additionally government produced the 2020 award successful movie “Sylvie’s Love.” As knowledgeable athlete, Gbajabiamila performed 5 years within the NFL as a linebacker and defensive finish, with the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins, earlier than retiring in 2008.    


     A Los Angeles native, Gbajabiamila grew up within the Crenshaw district together with his dad and mom, each of whom had been born and raised in Nigeria, and 6 siblings. Gbajabiamila performed soccer at San Diego State College and graduated with a level in communications and new media research. Later, he accomplished an authorized entrepreneurship program on the Wharton College of Enterprise in 2005.

     Whereas enjoying for the Chargers, Gbajabiamila contributed to KSWB, an NBC radio affiliate in San Diego, and co-hosted “Soccer Night time in San Diego” from 2007-2008. He went on to function an analyst for the Mountain Community and CBS Sports activities earlier than becoming a member of the NFL Community in 2012.


Gbajabiamila has an extended historical past of volunteering and social consciousness, and presently serves as a board member for the Asomugha Basis, a company aimed toward creating higher instructional alternatives for impoverished communities. Additionally, he based Rush The Passer, a year-round athletic, educational and life abilities program for youth in Southern California. Gbajabiamila additionally serves on the board of the Michael J. Fox Basis.

     Gbajabiamila resides in Los Angeles together with his spouse, 4 kids and two canines.

     THE TALK airs weekdays (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT/CT) on the CBS Tv Community and streams on Paramount+.

      CBS’ Daytime Emmy Award-winning discuss present THE TALK encompasses a panel of well-known leisure personalities discussing present occasions, popular culture, household, celeb and trending matters of the day. The each day one-hour sequence is hosted by Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell and Akbar Gbajabiamila. The hosts change tales and share their opinions on points and occasions within the headlines. The present additionally options celeb visitor interviews, musical performances and cooking segments, in addition to human curiosity tales. Multi-Daytime Emmy Award winners Heather Grey and Kristin Matthews are government producers/showrunners with Ed Horwitz, Steve Cunniff and Anjeanette Taylor serving as co-executive producers. THE TALK has earned 11 Daytime Emmy Awards (Excellent Discuss Present Leisure in 2016 and 2018; writing in 2015; host in 2017) and 56 nominations. THE TALK additionally gained the Individuals’s Alternative Award (2016) for Daytime TV Internet hosting Workforce and the NAACP Picture Award for Excellent Discuss Sequence (2016). 

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