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Maria Sansone, Ready to Host LX’s 1stLook, Says New Version Will ‘Appeal to All Audiences’

It’s a revamped look for LX’s 1stLook with a familiar face.

Maria Sansone needs no introduction to regular viewers of New York Live on WNBC/Channel 4. For the past year, Sansone has also has been co-host of 1stLook with Pedro Andrade.

She kept up those duties after leaving LX-produced New York Live for California in April.

“I was sort of the [co-] anchor, if you will, and we had correspondents all over the country doing the actual pieces for us,” Sansone tells FishbowlNY.

Now, the talented TV personality is back on 1stLook—and make no mistake—this is her show.

“What we’re doing this season is just having one single host, and I am traveling to all of the cities.”

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Celebrating The Launch Of WNBC’s New Local Lifestyle Show

lx logo.jpgOn Monday night, we headed west to Hudson Terrace to join the festivities celebrating the launch of WNBC‘s new afternoon live local lifestyle show, “LX New York.”

The show debuted live on channel 4 at 5pm on Monday, with senior vice president of LX.TV Morgan Hertzan and on-air talent Sara Gore, Siafa Lewis, Michael Flocker, George Oliphant and Maria Sansone heading over to the party afterward to celebrate and sip Absolut cocktails on the open air roof deck.

Hertzan told us that he thought the first show went on without a hitch, even though launching a live show is always nerve-wracking. “Live is the only way to go,” he said.

We also learned that Gore, who appeared on “Today” Monday morning to promote “LX New York,” was a chef before she became the bubbly host that we know her to be today. When we asked her where she got the recipe for the steak she cooked with Al Roker that morning, she boasted, “It’s mine!” (Check out the video below.)

So what did Gore, who now hosts three LX.TV lifestyle shows, think of the “LX New York” premiere episode?

“There were a few things I wish had gone more smoothly,” she said. “But it was the first show and it was live, and now we know what we can work on.”

Also spotted in the crowd, Olivia Metzger of talent agency CAA and two former TVNewser editors, The New York TimesBrian Stelter and Mediaite.com TV editor Steve Krakauer.

More pictures after the jump

Earlier: WNBC Launches Afternoon Live Local Lifestyle Show

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