Tavis Smiley needs no introduction. The popular TV host, political commentator and author is no stranger to the news. The longtime host of late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS and The Tavis Smiley Show on public radio recently teamed up with Dr. Cornel West for their radio news commentary show Smiley & West.

Tavis Smiley

The talk show host was honored with a star on the Walk of Fame for his long-running program. 

Dominique Hobdy
Apr, 24, 2014

Tavis Smiley was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.

Smiley was recognized for his talk show, which kicked off its 11th season this past January. Guest speakers Jay Leno and Larry King helped unveil the star for the host. “Tavis Smiley is an inspiration to our generation and future leaders. He continues to deliver entertainment, advocacy and politics with his honest conversations,” said Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Smiley will be inducted into the Walk Of Fame alongside Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Giancarlo Esposito, Orlando Bloom, Matthew McConaughey and Rick Springfield. Comedian Phil Hartman will also receive a posthumous star.