Talk with Turner Classic Movies’ Newest Host
About Your Favorite Timeless Films and Matinee Idols
What better way to enjoy the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer than Summer Under the Stars! TCM’s celebration of classic films and movie stars features a different star and their greatest flicks every day in August. Highlights from this year’s programming include Robert Mitchum’s 100th Birthday celebration and programming dedicated to Elvis on the 40th anniversary of his death. This year, 11 new stars receive their first Summer Under the Stars salute – including Vanessa Redgrave, Sandra Dee and Leslie Caron. Fans can interact with the programming via an interactive calendar of the stars, online quizzes and live tweeting events. Two nights were programmed by TCM’s fanclub, Backlot.
Tiffany Vazquez joined TCM in May 2016, becoming only the third host hired in the network’s history (she’s also the youngest ever host, the first woman and the first person of color). Born in Bronx,
New York, and raised in Queens, Vazquez, a passionate classic film lover, holds two graduate degrees from Saint John’s University in international communications and from New York University in cinema studies. In 2014, Vazquez entered and won TCM’s 20th Anniversary Ultimate Fan Contest, flying to Atlanta to introduce a film of her choice on-air with Robert Osborne. She was later asked back to host a series of movies that aired later that year, and was ultimately offered the position of Saturday afternoon host.