Egypt Sherrod and Nancy O’Dell Host HGTV’s ‘Rose Parade 2017’


New York [For Immediate Release—December 7, 2016] HGTV will ring in the New Year by showcasing festive floral floats, high-stepping horses and spirited marching bands during its live and commercial-free coverage of the 128th Rose Parade on Monday, January 2, at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT. HGTV star Egypt Sherrod (pictured, Flipping Virgins) and Emmy® Award-winning entertainment journalist Nancy O’Dell will provide real-time commentary throughout the spectacular parade, themed “Echoes of Success”—a celebration of the people, institutions and organizations that help in the success of others. DIY Network’s Josh Temple (House Crashers) will also be in the middle of the street-side action as he reports live along Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard with exclusive interviews from spectators and float riders.

“This is my first time hosting the Rose Parade and I’m so excited about this year’s theme,” said Egypt. “I can’t think of a better way to begin the New Year than celebrating those that positively influence their communities.”

For more information about the 2017 Rose Parade, online users can visit or connect with other fans via Twitter with #HGTVRoseParade. Viewers also can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.


HGTV delivers the superstar experts, fascinating families, compelling renovations and stunning transformations that make all things home fun. America’s favorite way to get entertaining, relatable and inspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 92 million U.S. households; a website,, that attracts an average of nine million people each month; social media platforms that engage nearly nine million users; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line.  Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.  Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.