Extra host Mario Lopez drops by News Center - WFLA News Channel 8

Extra host Mario Lopez drops by News Center

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Extra host Mario Lopez made a visit to the News Center to promote his show's upcoming move to a new time slot on News Channel 8. 

The 39-year-old Souther California native taped an episode of Daytime with Cyndi Edwards and long-time Extra alum Jerry Penacoli, but when it came time to do an interview for News Channel 8 there was little talk of Hollywood.

"I'm a bit of a news junkie," Lopez explained. "I always read the paper everyday, and that's probably the most consistent thing I do is read the paper, and I'm always watching news and so ironically I'm probably more well informed on stuff outside of entertainment news, and just because of what I do I know what's going on in entertainment," he said.

Truth is, Lopez is a bit of a renaissance man too. In addition to multiple TV hosting duties Lopez has a syndicated radio program, he's authored two cookbooks and is dedicated to fighting childhood obesity. 

"You know I feel blessed to be doing all the things that I'm doing, and I don't take it for granted," Lopez said.

Extra moves to its new 11 a.m. time slot on April 1st. 

 

 

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