“Cassie, Denny, and Will -Crucial Parts of the “Entertainment Tonight” Promoted For S42
The upcoming season of ‘Entertainment Tonight‘ will feature three new full-time journalists who will be joining the show. On Friday, it was announced that the positions of Cassie DiLaura, Denny Directo, and Will Marfuggi will be elevated for the next 42nd season of the number one entertainment news magazine on the globe.
In a statement, executive producer Erin Johnson said, “Cassie, Denny, and Will have been crucial parts of the ‘ET’ brand for years, and I’m pleased our nightly audience will see more of their skills.” Cassie, Denny, and Will will continue to appear on “ET.” “Every one of them has a passion and dedication to entertainment news, which is the foundation of ‘ET’s’ success over the course of its 42-year history.”
The three individuals had previously served as journalists and producers for ET’s digital team, and their work has frequently been published across all ET platforms. But now that they are full-time correspondents, they will have a bigger role in the syndicated nightly show.
In 2018, DiLaura became a member of the staff of Entertainment Tonight, and she most recently held the positions of digital correspondent and producer. She has conducted interviews with a number of Hollywood’s most famous actors, including George Clooney, Kevin Costner, and Sandra Bullock, among others. Because of her dedication to music and her knowledge of the field, she has been invited to walk the red carpet at the Grammy Awards, the CMT Awards, and the CMA Awards. DiLaura served as the host of the two-part special ET Presents: Yellowstone Aftershow, which aired on Paramount+ in the month of December 2021. In addition to that, she is a co-host on the daily episode of ET’s digital show, The Download, which airs on the streaming service Mixible.
DiLaura stated that it was an honor of a lifetime to be able to continue her work with Entertainment Tonight as a correspondent. “It’s an honor of a lifetime,” “My time spent with ET over the years has been more incredible than any of my wildest thoughts could have imagined. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the most talented people in the industry, go on assignments that take me all over the world, tell some very remarkable stories, and meet some truly remarkable people along the way (hi, George Clooney!) “
Since joining the company in 2010, Directo has been an essential part of ET’s success in the digital sphere, as seen by the work he has done with The Download. The most recent positions that Directo has had are those of a digital journalist and producer. In that role, he has been an on-camera talent for ET’s Latinx and Pride verticals and has hosted special live events programming for the Academy Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Golden Globes, among other award shows.
Directo has talked to some of Hollywood’s best-known actors and actresses, like Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Jim Carrey, and Julia Roberts.
Directo said, “I am so proud to have called ET my home for the past 12 years, and I am pleased to be continuing my journey here as a correspondent.” “I am so proud to have called ET my home for the past 12 years.” “It is not lost on me how significant an opportunity such as this is for someone who has the same appearance as I do. My family is from Mexico and the Philippines, and I came out as gay when I was in my early 20s. Therefore, I am very thankful to play a little role in this next chapter of ET’s illustrious legacy, and all I can do is hope that I can motivate future generations of people who are as hooked on entertainment and pop culture as I am. “
After nearly two decades working for E! Entertainment, Marfuggi moved on to become a digital correspondent and producer for ET in the year 2021. In a short amount of time, he established himself as a reliable source for the company, covering fandoms such as those enthusiastic about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Lord of the Rings, House of the Dragon, and Love Is Blind. On YouTube, his conversation with the actor who plays Joseph Quinn in Stranger Things has been viewed more than 1.5 million times.
“Ever since I started working at Entertainment Tonight, I’ve been amazed by the brilliance, drive, and humour of my coworkers in every element of the production, so I’m pleased to be expanding my role, and I really appreciate this vote of confidence from the team,” Marfuggi said. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be going through this experience with Denny Directo and Cassie DiLaura. They are wonderful folks who also produce excellent art. I am looking forward to the enjoyable times ahead! “
CBS Media Ventures is responsible for the production as well as the distribution of “Entertainment Tonight.” The show’s executive producer is Johnson, and co-executive producers Whitney Wallace and Leslie Kawaguchi also help make it.