Nick Lachey
Nick Lachey

Host Biography

Nick Lachey, a multiplatinum recording artist, television personality and businessman, first rose to stardom as the front-man of the popular band 98 Degrees, selling over 10 million albums worldwide and charting several top-40 hits. In 2003, Lachey launched a successful solo music career and segued into television when he starred in the hit MTV reality show Newlyweds.

In addition to his music career, Lachey has been a prominent television personality and producer over the last decade, having hosted and starred in a number of major national network programs and specials including VH1's national morning show Big Morning Buzz Live Hosted by Nick Lachey. In 2015, Lachey executive produced and was featured in A&E's popular docuseries Lachey's Bar, which followed brothers Nick and Drew Lachey as they opened a new sports bar in their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Lachey's additional television credits include Dancing With The Stars, The Sing-Off, The Winner Is, Battle of the Network Stars, Hollywood Game Night, High School Musical: Get In the Picture, Clash of the Choirs (where Team Lachey took home the championship and most importantly a check for $250,000 for the Cincinnati Children's Hospital), Rockefeller Christmas Spectacular and Macy's 35th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. Lachey has also guest starred on a number of popular scripted television series including Hawaii Five-0, One Tree Hill, Charmed and ABC's Hope & Faith. Behind the scenes, Lachey created and executive produced the MTV series Taking the Stage, based on the lives of students at his beloved alma mater, the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati.

In 2003, Lachey launched his solo music career for which his second record, What's Left of Me (2006), went to No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Lachey's additional solo projects include Soul-O (2003) and A Father's Lullaby (2013), the latter of which was a unique collaboration with Fisher Price inspired by his first-born son, Camden. His fourth solo album, Soundtrack Of My Life, was released in November 2014.

In addition to his individual projects, Lachey reunited with 98 Degrees in 2013 to release their fifth studio album, 2.0, and embarked on a North America tour with New Kids on the Block and Grammy award-winning group Boyz II Men. In 2016, 98 Degrees headlined the popular My2K Tour featuring O Town, Dream and Ryan Cabrera. In October 2017, 98 Degrees released Let it Snow, their second Christmas album and a follow-up to their 1999 platinum holiday record This Christmas.

In addition to his work in music and television, Lachey remains a constant advocate for children's and humanitarian causes through his work with organizations including Autism Speaks, Feeding America, Make-a-Wish Foundation, The Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), VH-1 Save The Music, The Cincinnati Children's Hospital and The Cincinnati School for Performing Arts. He is also founder and president of The Nick Lachey Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping children, families and communities in need throughout the United States.

Lachey was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), Miami University and the University of Southern California. Lachey currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Vanessa, and children Camden, Brooklyn and Phoenix.