TV Reunion! Emmy Winner Lauren Sanchez Returns to Host 'Extra' This Thursday


Sep. 11 2018, Published 1:20 p.m. ET

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Emmy winner Lauren Sanchez and many of Extra's former hosts and correspondents reunited Monday in Hollywood to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary and to kick of the new season.

Sanchez is best known as the original host of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance when the long-running hit had over 10 million viewers. From that success, she went on to partner with Mario Lopez as co-host of Extra – the first all Hispanic anchoring team on a major entertainment newsmagazine. You may also remember Sanchez, who made the 2012 "Hot Bodies" issue of Star, as a viewer favorite during her long run on Fox's Good Day L.A.

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After leaving Extra, Sanchez, who's married to Endeavor executive chairman Patrick Whitesell, transitioned into high flying roles – literally! -- behind the camera as a producer and helicopter pilot. Her company, Black Ops Aviation, is one of the only female owned and operated aerial film companies in the world.

Next up, a special guest hosting gig on Extra this Thursday.

So, is this the start of something bigger?

Lauren Sanchez

Sanchez laughed, "No. No. No! I love being back for the celebration. It was great to see Lisa, Mario and the rest of the gang. But my plate is overflowing. This is just a one night only thing, so make sure to tune in Thursday night."

Other celebs who made the reunion special included current hosts Tanika Ray and Renee Bargh, as well as, former hosts Jon Kelley, David Rose and Mark McGrath.

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