Michele Mahone is an American television entertainment reporter and stand-up comedian.

Early life

Michele was born in Ashland, Kentucky and currently resides in Los Angeles. Michele was married at the age of seventeen. At nineteen, she gave birth to a son and was divorced by age twenty.


Michele started her career in Hollywood in 1999 as an entertainment industry make-up artist. A few years later on a set, a popular television shopping host encouraged her to giving hosting a try. She made an audition tape for the Ultimate Shopping Network and was hired immediately.

Michele had several hosting jobs on various shopping networks, including America's Value Channel and Direct Shopping Network. She caught her break when she was hired as an entertainment reporter for "The Weekend Today Show" on Australia's Nine Network with Layla McKinnon and Cameron Williams. She became known for her Kentucky accent, her catchphrase "How Do!" and her no-nonsense humorous reporting of Hollywood gossip.

Michele was also an entertainment and lifestyle reporter on NINE Network's show, "Mornings with Kerri-Anne." In 2014, Michele was hired as an entertainment reporter for Network TEN's new morning show Wake Up with Natarsha Billings and James Matheson where she conducted red carpet interviews with Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr. and Randy Jackson.

In May, 2015, Michele joined the Gem Shopping Network (GSN) as an on-air host, but was removed from the host list in March 2016.

Stand-up comedy

Michele has appeared on the YouTube channel's show, "Comedy Time," and continues to perform live at several California clubs, including The Comedy Store, The Ice House, The Laugh Factory, The HAHA Cafe, Flappers. Michele's favorite topics in her stand-up routines are her own family, southern culture, the occasional moonshine mishap and often draws from her experience as a Kentucky native who has toured the world. She begins her sets by greeting the crowd with her catchphrase, "How Do!"


In 2009, Michele started working in Australian radio with Brisbane's 4BC breakfast show, "Jamie and Ian". She has made guest appearances on numerous radio shows throughout Australia, Canada and the United States, including KOFM's "David and Tanya Show" in Newcastle.

Personal life

Michele was married January 1, 2011 to her second husband and currently lives in LA.