Sway Calloway Hired to Host and Executive Produce New Shows on VH-1

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Sway CallowayMany of us know him from his days of reporting on MTV News’ music video shows and news specials and his high-profile interviews ranging from the biggest names in hip-hop music to President Barack Obama, but Sway Calloway is about to become even more recognized.

According to a press release issued by VH-1, the Oakland, California native was recently signed to serve as an on-air personality and executive producer for new shows that are soon to be aired on the network. One show is a spin-off of the popular “Behind the Music” franchise. The new show, “Behind the …” will “explore all facets of pop culture, and its intersection with current cultural and political issues.”

“Sway is a true icon who is a triple threat as a personality, producer and actor,” said Chris McCarthy, General Manager, VH1. “We’re proud to welcome Sway to the VH1 family and can’t wait to share his incredible talents and insights with our viewers.”

Currently, his radio show, “Sway in the Morning” airs on SiriusXM/Shade 45. He is also the co-host of “The Wake Up Show.” In 2015, Calloway snagged a recurring role on hit TV series “Empire.”
     
“I’m looking forward to hosting and creating groundbreaking, meaningful and fun programming for VH1,” Calloway said. “As an Executive Producer, I am excited about discovering and telling new stories.”

In addition to his work in music news, Calloway reported on Hurricane Katrina from the Houston Astrodome, and Southeast Asia after the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004.