Mark Steines Wiki – Biography
Mark Steines is an American broadcast journalist and actor who was host of the syndicated gossip and entertainment round-up program Entertainment Tonight from 2004 to 2012, joining the program on August 24, 1995. He left the show on July 27, 2012. From 2012 to 2018, he co-hosted Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family.
People reported that Cornett became a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight but was sacked in 1995. This came weeks after she married television reporter Mark Steines in July 1995, who was immediately hired to replace her.
Mark Anthony Steines has been a broadcast journalist and actor. He was the host of gossip and entertainment round-up programs at Entertainment Tonight from 2004 to 2012. After being married for 17 years, the couple finally filed for divorce in January 2013.
Steines was born in Dubuque, Iowa, one of two sons. He graduated from Hempstead High School in Dubuque, Iowa. He then went to the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on a football scholarship, graduating with a B.A. in radio and television.
Steines has competed four times in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at the Long Beach Grand Prix, the most recent being in 2013. According to records kept by the event’s celebrity coordinator, The Celebrity Source, Gene Hackman and Bruce Jenner are the only celebrities who have competed more times than Steines in the 38-year history of the race.
Mark Steines Age
Mark Steines is 56-years-old.
After graduation, Steines worked in the newsroom at KWWL-TV in Waterloo, Iowa, rising up the ranks to reporter and photographer. He then moved on to KSPR in Springfield, Missouri, where he was the sports anchor until 1991. His career led him to KCAL-TV in Los Angeles, California, and ESPN assignments. Steines was awarded two Emmys and a Golden Mike Award for work he did on KCAL specials.
In addition to his work as a broadcast journalist, Steines has done some acting. One of his roles was as a security guard in the movie Nixon (1995).
In 1995, he started as a correspondent and substitute anchor at Entertainment Tonight. Prior to being selected as co-host, Steines was also anchor of Entertainment Tonight Weekend and primary substitute anchor. However, he resumed co-hosting ET Weekend on a regular basis in mid-September 2010. In May, 2011, longtime co-anchor Mary Hart left the show and Steines took over as the main anchor. However, on March 24, 2012, it was announced that Steines had decided to leave ET at the end of his contract in order to pursue other opportunities. On July 27, 2012, Steines left ET after 17 years. His replacement was Rob Marciano. In 2006, he was a guest in an episode of the sixth season of America’s Next Top Model.
Steines was the host of AOL’s online reality television show Gold Rush in Fall 2006 which was executive produced by Mark Burnett.
He moved on to host the new Hallmark Channel TV talk show titled Home & Family with Paige Davis, which premiered on October 1, 2012. Cristina Ferrare replaced Davis in November 2012. On June 21, 2016, Debbie Matenopoulos replaced Cristina Ferrare as his new cohost. In June 2018, Steines was let go from the series.
He took over as host of KTLA’s coverage of the Tournament of Roses parade starting in 2017, replacing Bob Eubanks.
Wife & Children
Leanza was married to television personality Mark Steines from 1995-2013 and he shared a touching message about her on his Instagram.
“It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the passing of my ex-wife, Leanza the mother to our two extraordinary sons Kai and Avery,” he wrote with a sweet photo. “We will always remember the wonderful times shared during her short time here on earth.”
He added, “I find comfort knowing Kai and Avery will forever have the best guardian angel watching over them as they navigate life’s path. I ask that you please keep them as well as Leanza’s parents and her family in your prayers.”
US Weekly reported that both Cornett and her husband promised to put their sons’ interests first after separation. “At this time our concern is for our boys as we help them with this difficult transition. We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
“Mark is trying to keep things as upbeat and positive as possible. That’s how he’s living everything,” a source told US Weekly after the separation. The publication reported that Steines did everything possible to ensure his sons get through their parents’ separation unscathed. “This is a difficult transition. He just really wanted to spend the weekend bonding with them and enjoying quality time,” the source told US Weekly.
More recently in 2016, Mark married children’s book author Julie Freyermuth in a surprise ceremony at his Los Angeles home. This came after Steines met Freyermuth in August 2015 when she was a guest on his Hallmark TV show, ‘Home and Family’. Together, the couple welcomed a daughter, Parker Rose, in July 2017.
Leanza Cornett, who was crowned Miss America in 1993, died after being hospitalized for a head injury. She was 49. The news was confirmed by a Facebook page called Leanza Cornett’s Circle of Love which was monitoring Cornett’s condition for a long time. The page wrote, “I’m here to let you know Leanza passed this afternoon. She was so loved. I don’t feel like writing a lot right now; my heart is broken. Sue.”
As per the Facebook page, the former Miss America sustained a head injury on October 12. Since then the Facebook page has been sharing updates on her condition. Details surrounding the injury are not immediately clear. Cornett, after being crowned Miss America, was recognized as the first beauty queen who championed causes such as AIDS awareness and prevention.
Cornett was born in 1971 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and was raised in Jacksonville. She graduated from Terry Parker High School in 1989. In 1995, she married Mark Steines on the island of Kauai in Hawaii but the couple divorced in 2013. Cornett is survived by her two children — Avery Steines, 16, and Kai Steines, 18.