via press release:
“TODAY’S” NATALIE MORALES AND MSNBC’S THOMAS ROBERTS TO HOST “THE 63RD ANNUAL MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT” SUNDAY, JAN. 25 LIVE ON NBC (8-11 P.M. ET)
NEW YORK — Dec. 16, 2014 — NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that “TODAY’s” Natalie Morales and MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts will host “The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant,” airing Sunday, Jan. 25 (8-11 p.m. ET) on NBC.
Weeks leading up to the pageant, the Miss Universe contestants will be hosted in Doral-Miami, Fla. The pageant will air live from the FIU Arena. IMG will be the executive producers of the three-hour event, which will simulcast in Spanish on Telemundo.
Natalie Morales and Thomas Roberts will take the stage for the first time together as co-hosts of the competition. Natalie Morales is the news anchor of NBC’s “TODAY” show, and co-anchor of the show’s third hour. Morales previously co-hosted the “Miss Universe Pageant” in 2010 and 2011. Roberts hosts MSNBC’s “Way Too Early” and is a contributor to “Morning Joe.” He returns to co-host the “Miss Universe Pageant” for a second time in a row. Roberts also previously hosted the 2014 “Miss USA Pageant” this past June.
Executive producers of the three-hour event, IMG has produced some of the most memorable original entertainment on television with experience across all genres and media platforms, including reality programs, scripted entertainment, documentaries, network specials, live events and world feeds. Steve Mayer will be the Executive Producer.
“The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant” will feature nearly 90 contestants from across the globe. They will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe 2013 will crown her successor at the conclusion of the three-hour telecast. The “Miss Universe Pageant” is distributed to approximately 190 countries and territories.