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Ross Mathews
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Born (1979-09-24) September 24, 1979 (age 34)
Mount Vernon, Washington, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Other names Ross the Intern
Occupation Television personality
Years active 2001–present



Ross Mathews (born September 24, 1979) is an American television personality who first rose to fame with his role as an intern, and later, a correspondent, for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, for which he was known as "Ross the Intern". Mathews has since gone on to numerous subsequent TV appearances, including Celebrity Fit Club, The Insider and as a weekly regular panelist on Chelsea Lately.

Early life[edit]

Mathews was born and raised in Mount Vernon, Washington, and is a graduate of the University of La Verne in La Verne, California. He was a communications major[1] and a successful speech and debate competitor.[2]


Mathews began as an intern behind the scenes on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. From December 2001, he covered movie premieres, the Academy Awards, two different Winter Olympics Games and other events.[3]

Mathews has contributed commentary to the E! networks various 101... specials, and appears as a weekly panelist on E's late night talk show Chelsea Lately.[4]

He appeared on the fifth season of VH1's reality television show, Celebrity Fit Club. During the course of the show, which premiered in April 2007, Mathews lost more than 40 lbs. and helped his team win the grand prize.

Mathews was a guest host on The View (July 17, 2007), one of the very few men to sit on the panel. Former co-host Rosie O'Donnell is Mathews' mentor, according to the Celebrity Fit Club finale.

Mathews appeared as a celebrity mob member on seven episodes of NBC's prime time game show 1 vs. 100 in early 2008 with his winnings going to an animal adoption charity.

Since 2011, Mathews has appeared multiple times in a guest role on the NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives as Chris.

In 2009, Mathews was a contributing correspondent on The Insider and hosted a web show with The Insider called Inside Dish With Ross Mathews, where he took his viewers behind the scenes, as an "outsider" in Hollywood. "Inside Dish" became the official online web-shows for CBS's Big Brother and The Amazing Race.

Also in 2009, Mathews co-hosted GSN's Big Saturday Night, a weekly three-hour live game show. His other 2009 appearances included The Howard Stern Show and the 2009 Game Show Awards with Diane Mizota.

In 2010, Mathews joined the E! Network's red carpet team, filling in for Ryan Seacrest as co-host alongside Giuliana Rancic for E! Live From the Red Carpet coverage of the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards, the 2010 Emmy Awards, the 2011 Golden Globe Awards and the 2011 Academy Awards.

In January 2011, Mathews starred in a pilot he also produced and co-wrote alongside fellow Chelsea Lately roundtable regular Heather McDonald, titled Love or Hate for the E! Network that was executive produced by Chelsea Handler and her company Borderline Amazing Productions.[5]

Mathews appears in the E! Network's After Lately, a show about the behind the scenes of Chelsea Lately.[6]

On September 9, 2011 it was mentioned by Jay Leno that Ross Mathews had moved on from The Tonight Show. However, since then, Mathews has appeared in various segments, such as the "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda" skit on the December 14, 2011 episode.[7]

Mathews appeared in the fourth episode of the Bravo series Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis, in which Lewis redesigned his and his boyfriend's garage.[8]

On May 7, 2013 Mathews released the book Man Up! Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence.[4]

Mathews is hosting Hello Ross, an interactive talk show that premiered September 6, 2013 on E!.[9]

Mathews announced the opening of his new eCommerce store called Swank.la ("The Amazon.com of tile, stone and wood") on E News, December 3rd, 2013. The website launched on January 28, 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Mathews is openly gay.[10][11] Since 2008, he has been in a relationship with his boyfriend, stylist Salvador Camarena.[12][13][14]


  1. ^ "Alumni Profile: Ross Mathews 2002" University of La Verne, University Relations website. Accessed July 17, 2007
  2. ^ Terry Birdsall, "Ross, the Intern" La Verne Magazine Spring (2002). Accessed July 17, 2007. "Ross was president of the debate team his senior year. He performed individual events for the team, was state champion for two events and was sent to the nationals."
  3. ^ Tracy E. Gilchrist (June 10, 2008). "This Gay Week in Television: Bea Arthur, Courteney Cox". Gay Wired. "Lest we forget that Jay helped launch the adorable gay intern Ross Mathews’ career."
  4. ^ a b Gilbert, Ted (May 2, 2013). "Why Ross Mathews decided to 'Man Up!'". CNN.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "E! Orders Pop Culture Show Presentation Produced By Chelsea Handler". Deadline Hollywood. January 5, 2011
  6. ^ Nededog, Jethro (August 23, 2011). "E! Signs Ross Mathews to New Talk Show Pilot Development and Talent Deal (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  7. ^ "Episode #20.56". The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Season 20. December 14, 2011. NBC.
  8. ^ "Ross is the Boss". Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis. Season 1. Episode 4. April 4, 2012. Bravo.
  9. ^ Peeples, Jase (April 24, 2013). "Ross Mathews to Host New 'Interactive' Talk Show". The Advocate.
  10. ^ "Monkey Business: Short Takes". The Kansas City Star (The McClatchy Company). 2007-06-23. p. E6. 
  11. ^ Celizic, Mike. "Super media spectacle more staid than usual". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  12. ^ Celebrity Slimdowns: Losing the Weight. E!. January 2, 2012
  13. ^ Deeken, Aimee (August 17, 2010). "'Chelsea Lately': Ross Mathews Wants a 'Gayby' Like Neil Patrick Harris (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post.
  14. ^ Jung, Helin (November 29, 2011). "Ross Mathews's Soft Spot: His 'Mutty-Mutt' Dogs". People.

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Huffington Post
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:27:43 -0700

In this hilarious segment for his talk show "Hello Ross," celebrity personality Ross Mathews enacted what he thinks would happen if Lena Dunham's character Hannah from "Girls" were to sit down with an iconic gay figure: Dorothy of "The Golden Girls.".
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:56:15 -0700

long beach >> Ross Mathews will be waving the rainbow flag loud and proud next month. The comedian and TV personality will be the grand marshal at the 31st annual Long Beach Gay Pride Parade, Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride said Thursday.


Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:41:15 -0700

... any local McDonald's through to April 13. To get everyone excited about the promotion, the company brought on TV personalities Ross Mathews and Wendy Williams to surprise morning commuters in Los Angeles who hit their drive-thru window on Monday.


Sat, 05 Apr 2014 07:33:19 -0700

Ross Mathews, who has hosted Hello Ross! for less than a year, gave RumorFix his exclusive take on the late night talk show wars. “I'm sad to see Dave go,” Ross, who got his start as Jay Leno's intern tells us. “After my mentor Jay leaving and now this ...
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 06:30:00 -0700

Ross Mathews has signed a new deal that will keep him at E! for two more years. The Wrap exclusively reports how Mathews closed a two-year deal to stay at E!. Mathews' new deal comes after news came out that Chelsea Handler is leaving E! at the end of ...

E! Online

E! Online
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:03:03 -0700

While visiting Hello Ross with husband Bill Rancic, E! host Giuliana Rancic was caught off guard by a very special surprise that Ross Mathews arranged for her. After extensive searching and snooping, Ross was able to locate several of Giuliana's old ...

Independent Online

Independent Online
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 03:01:15 -0700

MANNING UP: Ross Mathews if finally living the dream he has been working towards since he was 8 interviewing the stars for E! and bagging his own talk show, Hello Ross. Getting Ross Mathews to take over from Ryan Seacrest on E!'s Red Carpet moments ...

E! Online

E! Online
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:07:30 -0700

But Ross Mathews wants to change all that, so he brought in the Gay Man's Chorus of Los Angeles, led by a Cher impersonator (played by Chad Michaels, the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars) to give Dan's character the big, gay funeral that he ...

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