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September 24, 1979 |
Mount Vernon, Washington, United States
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Other names||Ross the Intern|
Ross Mathews (born September 24, 1979) is an American television personality widely known as an intern and a correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where he was known as "Ross the Intern".
Mathews has subsequently appeared on Celebrity Fit Club, The Insider and regularly as a weekly panelist on Chelsea Lately. He is currently working on the shows Hollywood Today Live, RuPaul's Drag Race and Live from E!
Mathews was born and raised in Mount Vernon, Washington, and is a graduate of the University of La Verne in La Verne, California, where he majored in communications and was a successful speech and debate competitor.
Mathews began as an intern behind the scenes on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. From December 2001, he covered movie premieres, the Academy Awards, two different Winter Olympics Games and other events.
He appeared on the fifth season of VH1's reality television show, Celebrity Fit Club. During the course of the show, which premiered in April 2007, Mathews lost more than 40 lbs. and helped his team win the grand prize.
In 2009, Mathews was a contributing correspondent on The Insider and hosted a web show with The Insider called Inside Dish With Ross Mathews, where he took his viewers behind the scenes, as an "outsider" in Hollywood. "Inside Dish" became the official online web-shows for CBS's Big Brother and The Amazing Race.
Also in 2009, Mathews co-hosted GSN's Big Saturday Night, a weekly three-hour live game show. His other 2009 appearances included The Howard Stern Show and the 2009 Game Show Awards with Diane Mizota.
In 2010, Mathews joined the E! Network's red carpet team, filling in for Ryan Seacrest as co-host with Giuliana Rancic for E! Live From the Red Carpet coverage of the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards, the 2010 Emmy Awards, the 2011 Golden Globe Awards and the 2011 Academy Awards.
In January 2011, Mathews starred in a pilot that he produced and co-wrote with fellow Chelsea Lately roundtable regular Heather McDonald. Titled Love or Hate, the pilot was made for the E! Network and was executive produced by Chelsea Handler and her company Borderline Amazing Productions.
Mathews also appeared in the E! Network's After Lately, a show about the behind the scenes of Chelsea Lately.
By September 2011, Mathews had formally moved on from The Tonight Show, returning for guest appearances, including for the "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda" skit on December 14, 2011.
On May 7, 2013 Mathews released the book Man Up! Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence.
Matthews has a podcast called "Straight Talk with Ross Mathews" that records at Podcast one Studios. Matthews podcast debuted November 6, 2014.
At the end of 2015, Ross began filling in as a guest host on Hollywood Today Live, which is syndicated on Fox. He became a permanent host on January 4, 2016.
In 2016, Ross Mathews guest starred as himself in an episode of the Mike Tyson Mysteries titled "Unsolved Situations".
Mathews is openly gay. Since 2008, he has been in a relationship with stylist Salvador Camarena. In 2013, the couple appeared in an episode of House Hunters while shopping for a home in Palm Springs. He was also on an episode of "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry" which aired on 2/14/16.
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