HSN Recruits Three New Hosts

Three months ago we blogged about HSN hiring a new host, Geoff Cowan.


But it wasn’t until this week that the No. 2 home shopping network officially announced on Facebook that Cowan was on board, along with two other newbies, Tracey Kane and Valerie Stup.

Kane and Stup look like blond twins.

HSN.com has this blurb on Kane:

“Most people want to get off this roller coaster ride. I want to get on.”

Tracey joins us from Fairfield, CT, where she settled to raise her twins with her husband after an exciting career in the fashion industry in NYC. She loves to re-design houses and entertain at home, but her favorite pastime is being silly with her kids.

As for her lookalike Stup:

“By being yourself, you put something wonderful and special in the world that was not there before.”

Growing up in Orlando, FL, Valerie fell for the camera at an early age. She did it all – TV, commercials, film – a path that led her to Los Angeles to find her true career passion as a Lifestyle Host. When she’s not in front of the camera or meeting new people, she’s in hot pursuit of the next best thing to buy, hot yoga, and date night with her husband.

Here’s what the website had to say about Cowan:

“I am one of the lucky ones! I get to bring you the kinds of products that make our lives better…and more fun!”

An Australian transplant with a contagious smile, he calls Florida home sweet home. Nothing can subdue this one part city/one part country boy’s wanderlust. Having backpacked throughout the US and Europe, he’s got more places to go and things to see. And along the way, rest assured that he will hit the brakes for a pair of colorful, plaid pants to add to his rather unique collection.

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4 Responses to “HSN Recruits Three New Hosts”

  1. Marlene Says:

    I like Geoff Cowan. And he was good from the beginning. As for the 2 blondes, they are a bit bland and at the same time, too talkative. Time will tell if they fit in the host groove better. Times do change and life does go on, but the quality of HSN hosts seems to be slipping steadily downhill.
    I was saddened by the departures of Bill Green and Kathy Wolf. Two more good ones gone….

    • Betsey Says:

      The two blondes….two more reasons I no longer watch HSN or shop there. I agree; Geoff is very personable. But there are some recent additions that don’t make the cut, IMO.
      I wonder if Bill and Kathy quit/went behind the scenes on their own or if Grossman pushed them. She’s a bitch, that one.

      • Louise Says:

        Totally agree Betsey and IMHO Grossman has ruined HSN. It was a great place to shop 15-16 years ago. It
        just keeps going
        Some of the changes have been ok. But the host and vendor shuffle has not been good. Some of the promotions are downright stupid. And the pricing no longer represents value…it represents top prices, high prices.

  2. Caroline Says:

    The home shopping networks have ALL been going down the tubes, at a rapid rate, for the last 10 or so years. I agree with the above comments about the new hosts…including Cowan. I do like him…..but……unless I’m in dire desperate straits for entertainment, I don’t watch any of them anymore. Well, I do watch JTV just to look at the baubles.
    HSN really took a bad dive when they so unceremoniously fired Rachel Huber. Mindy Grossman is sure a _itch. And her network reflects it.

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