New host for Poker After Dark Season 4

Leeann Tweeden

After three seasons, Poker After Dark will be getting a new host for Season 4 as Leeann Tweeden joins the show.

Tweeden has been a show host and sports reporter on the Fox Sports Network for the past seven years. She's performed Sports Emmy- and Telly Award-winning work covering everything from mainstream and extreme sports to news and entertainment.

Now she'll be working on Poker After Dark interacting with and interviewing some of poker's biggest stars for the viewers.

This isn't Tweeden's first foray into the poker realm either. She was a co-host and exit interviewer on the Mansion Poker Dome Challenge that aired on the Fox Sports Network in 2006. Poker fans will also find her hosting the 2008 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship when it begins airing Sunday.

With her new stint on Poker After Dark, she replaces Shana Hiatt, who was hosting the show up until the beginning of this year, when fans noticed Marianela Pereyra had taken over as host but Hiatt's photo still remained on the Poker After Dark Web site.

Hiatt had left the show to have a baby, and now she will be officially replaced as host by Tweeden.

Poker After Dark features one exclusive tournament each week bringing together six of the world's best poker players at a time to play for a $120,000 prize. The tournament is broadcast over six consecutive nights on NBC, allowing viewers to witness not only how the cards play out but also the table banter and the occasional tantrums.

The players who've tried their luck on the show include Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, Vanessa Rousso, JJ Liu, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Clonie Gowan, Cyndy Violette and more.

Check your local listings to find out when the show airs in your area.

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