She crashed to the ceiling and exceeded limits – we’re talking about the first black co-host of “Entertainment Tonight”. Meet Nischelle Turner. Turner grew up in Columbia, Missouri, and began journalism at the School of University of Missouri where she met KMBC 9 First News Anchor Donna Pitman. “Nischelle and I are going way back,” said Pitman. “She’s a Mizzou grad, just a great person who is now making history and doing incredible things.” Pitman and Turner came for an interview to talk about Turner’s beginnings and their hopes for their time at “ET” Wrap Mine Brains around – Donna, you’ve known me for 25 years, and you know I’m just that Columbia, Missouri country girl who grew up on the farm. Do you know what i’m saying? “What she says is what shows on Entertainment Tonight every night. She’s down to earth, human, and humble.” The fact that I came from there and I’m here makes history, “Turner said.” It really is beyond my wildest dreams. “Turner’s launch came on KBIA Radio at the University of Missouri. There we saw her fit for work on election night 1996.” I had that coral suit on, “she said.” I only had one of them. I saved my money forever to buy this suit and I’ve worn it everywhere. “Her career took her first to local news – where she got more suits, then to CNN, where she covered more news.” That is I still, “she said.” I’m a journalist at my core. You’re not from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and you’re not that deep inside. “She said when the call came to do entertainment news it was actually a no-brainer.” I thought CNN was the gold standard for news, ” she said. “‘Entertainment Tonight’ is the gold standard for entertainment, and if I always want to work my best, let me go here and see what it’s about. And it was the best decision I could ever make. “Turner’s best day on the new job? Meeting her namesake Nichelle Nichols, known to sci-fi fans everywhere as Nyota Uhura. Nichols was the first black woman to do the starred in “Star Trek” on TV. “It was such a day for me. I’ve been nervous all day, I’m going to meet my namesake. I’ll sit in. “It was a real moment for me,” she said. And it was a moment that seemed to come full circle, as she is now the first black co-host of “Entertainment Tonight”. Turner doesn’t take it lightly, but believes she is one of many to come. Turner said she was initially concerned when she was named co-host, and feared that some people would not accept two black hosts on “ET”. “I could be the first,” she said, “but I definitely don’t think I’ll be the last.” Turner said the support she has received from all sorts of people proves she had no reason to be afraid to have.

She hit the ceiling and crossed the line – we’re talking about the first black co-host of “Entertainment Tonight”.

Meet Nischelle Turner.

Turner grew up in Columbia, Missouri, and began attending the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she met KMBC 9’s first newscaster, Donna Pitman.

“Nischelle and I are going way back,” said Pitman. “She’s a Mizzou graduate, just a great person who is now making history and doing incredible things.”

Pitman and Turner met for an interview to discuss Turner’s beginnings and their hopes for their time at “ET”.

“It’s still hard to wrap my brain around – Donna, you’ve known me for 25 years and you know I’m just that Columbia, Missouri country girl who grew up on the farm. Do you know what I’m saying?” “

What she says is what is shown on Entertainment Tonight every night. She is down to earth, humane and humble.

“The fact that I came from there and am here now makes history,” said Turner. “It’s really beyond my wildest dreams.”

Turner began broadcasting on KBIA Radio at the University of Missouri. There we saw her suitable for work on Election Night 1996.

“I was wearing that coral suit,” she said. “I only had one of them. I saved my money forever to buy this suit and I’ve worn it everywhere.”

Her career took her first to local news – where she got more suits, then to CNN where she covered more news.

“I still am,” she said. “I’m a journalist at my core. You don’t come from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and you’re not that deep inside.”

She said when the call came to do the entertainment news it was actually a no-brainer.

“I thought CNN was the gold standard for news,” she said. “‘Entertainment Tonight’ is the gold standard for entertainment, and if I always want to work my best, let me go and see what it’s about. And it was the best decision I could ever make.”

Turner’s best day in your new job? Meet her namesake Nichelle Nichols, known to sci-fi fans everywhere as Nyota Uhura. Nichols became the first black woman to star in “Star Trek” on television.

“It was such a day for me. I’ve been nervous all day, I’m going to meet my namesake. I’ll be sitting in front of this woman. It was a real moment for me,” she said.

And it was a moment that seemed to come full circle, as she is now the first black co-host of “Entertainment Tonight”.

Turner doesn’t take this lightly, but believes she is one of many to come.

Turner said she was initially concerned when she was named co-host, concerned that some people would not accept two black hosts on “ET”.

“I might be the first,” she said, “but I definitely don’t think I’ll be the last.”

Turner said the support she received from all sorts of people proves she had no reason to be afraid.