New York—September 26, 2013--Emmy® Award-winning entertainment journalist Nancy O’Dell will join HGTV’s popular Property Brothers, Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott, on the announcer’s platform for the network’s live and commercial-free coverage of the 125th Rose Parade® presented by Honda on Wednesday, January 1, at 11 a.m. ET/ 8 a.m. PT. The network announced that the co-hosts will provide commentary on each spectacular float, choreographed marching band and prancing equestrian unit during the popular annual event.
"The Rose Parade is celebrated with beautiful floats and majestic horses...which is why I think they invited Jonathan,” laughed Drew. “Have you seen that mane?!"
"This is going to be a lot of fun and, mark my words, Drew is going to try to find a way to be Rose King" countered Jonathan.
“It’s clear I’m going to have my hands full with these two, but there’s no way we’ll have a dull moment,” said Nancy.
Reporting live from the parade route, DIY Network’s Josh Temple (House Crashers) will be in the middle of the action offering unique street-side perspectives and spectator interviews. “There’s no way I’m playing by the rules,” said Temple. “Believe me, I’ll find out everything viewers ever wanted to know about the Rose Parade.”
“Nancy, Drew, Jonathan and Josh are the perfect for our Rose Parade coverage, which is all about fun and entertainment,” said Steven Lerner, senior vice president of programming and production, HGTV and DIY Network. “We know their great chemistry will set the tone for an exciting day. We’re making HGTV the best place to kick off the New Year.”
For more information about the 2014 Rose Parade, online users can visit hgtv.com/roseparade or connect with other fans via Twitter with #hgtvroseparade. Viewers also can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.
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About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the
Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO and a variety of associated events. The Tournament’s 935 volunteer members act as ambassadors of the organization within the community and serve on one of 31 committees that ensure the success of the parade and game. Collectively, they contribute upwards of 80,000 hours of manpower each year. The 125th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Dreams Come True,” will take place Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, followed by the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO. On Jan. 6, 2014, the Tournament also will host the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship at the Rose Bowl Stadium. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com