Tyra Banks has been named the new host of “America’s Got Talent.”
Howie Mandel, who serves as one of the show’s judges, made the announcement Sunday via Twitter.
— Howie Mandel (@howiemandel) March 12, 2017
Banks replaces Nick Cannon, who has served as host of “America’s Got Talent” since 2009. Cannon announced last month that he was leaving the show after a falling out with the network over a joke told on a Showtime comedy special.
In the special, Cannon told a racially charged joke employing “NBC” as an acronym incorporating a racial slur. He claimed in a Facebook post that NBC executives threatened to terminate him over the joke.
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) March 14, 2017