A Study In Stardom: 14 Celebrities Who Parlayed Their TV/Radio Hosting Gigs To Fame

October 15, 2012  |  
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Tavis Smiley

As an author, philanthropist and television host, Tavis Smiley paved his way into stardom through radio. After college, Smiley became a radio commentator, which led him to the BET show, BET Talk. Smiley remains the host of his own show with Tavis Smiley, which airs on PBS.

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