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Mark Steines

Mark Steines
Steines interviewing Julia Stiles in 2007
Born (1964-06-07) June 7, 1964
Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.
Alma mater University of Northern Iowa
Occupation Journalist/Anchor, Actor
Years active 1990s – present
Children Kai Harper and Avery James
Relatives Mike Steines (brother)

Mark Anthony Steines (born June 7, 1964) is an American broadcast journalist and actor and was host of the syndicated gossip and entertainment round-up program Entertainment Tonight from 2004 to 2012. He joined the show on August 24, 1995. He left the show on July 27, 2012. He now hosts a new show with Cristina Ferrare called The Home and Family Show which airs on Hallmark Channel.


  • Personal life 1
  • Career 2
  • Filmography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Personal life

Steines was born in Dubuque, Iowa. one of the two sons, He has an older brother named Mike. He graduated from Hempstead High School in Dubuque, Iowa. He then went to University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa on a football scholarship. He graduated 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.[1] 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.

He married former Entertainment Tonight correspondent and Miss America 1993 Leanza Cornett on the island of Kauai on July 22, 1995. They have two sons, Kai Harper and Avery James ("AJ"). In January 2013 Steines and Cornett officially announced that they will seek a divorce after 17 years of marriage.


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-TV 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. 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.[2][3] His replacement was Rob Marciano. In 2006 he was a guest in 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 has 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.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Nixon White House Security
1999 Suddenly Susan Eric
2002 The Practice Reporter Jeffrey Rothberg
2004 The Young and the Restless Escort #1
2005 Half & Half Craig
2006 CSI: NY Entertainment Reporter
2007 Handy Manny Oscar


  1. ^ Duckett, Kelsey (2013-04-08). "Mark Steines favorite to win celeb race at Long Beach Grand Prix".  
  2. ^ "Mark Steines Bids Farewell to Entertainment Tonight After 17 Years Article Link". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 10-3-12. 
  3. ^ Elavsky, Cindy (2014-01-26). "Celebrity Extra".  
  4. ^ Starr, Michael. "Ex-'ET' host Steines goes to Hallmark". New York Post. Retrieved 10-3-12. 

External links

  • Mark Steines' official website
  • 10 Questions with Mark Steines
  • Mark Steines at the Internet Movie Database
  • OnlineETMark Steines' bio courtesy of
  • Steines Ready for Tonight
  • Mark Steines Hosts Gold Rush
Preceded by
Mary Hart with Bob Goen
Hosts of Entertainment Tonight with Mary Hart
Succeeded by
Nancy O'Dell
Preceded by
Mario Lopez
Host of Miss America
Succeeded by
Mario Lopez
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