Bush signs for years of NBC moments


Billy Bush has signed a new multiyear contract to remain as co-anchor of "Access Hollywood."

Bush has been with NBC Universal's syndicated entertainment newsmagazine for nearly six years, joining the show as East Coast correspondent in December 2001 after serving as a correspondent for WNBC-TV's morning show, "Today in New York." He took over as "Access" co-anchor alongside Nancy O'Dell in June 2004.

"Since Billy joined 'Access Hollywood,' he has been a pure moment machine," executive producer Rob K. Silverstein said. "Beyond asking the tough questions and really knowing how to have fun, he is brilliantly creative and equally passionate about what we do at our show."

Bush feels "blessed to be asked to continue" on the show, he remarked.

In addition to his on-air duties at "Access Hollywood," Bush has covered the red carpet for the Golden Globes and Grammys and hosted ABC's live preshow for the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Oscars. He also reported for NBC at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.