• Mon, Dec 5 2011

Neil Patrick Harris’ Partner David Burtka Is The Newest E! Correspondent

David Burtka has been teasing some big news for the past few days on his Twitter, and now it’s official: He’ll be the newest correspondent for E! News as well as E!’s various specials like Live from the Red Carpet.

The hiring comes from the network’s desire to be a bigger player in the whole breaking-news world. Bringing on David? According to THR, it’s because of his background in acting as well as the industry relationships he’s made over the years.

How far we’ve come from five years ago, when blogs basically pushed Neil Patrick Harris out of the closet after they realized that the random actor guest-starring on How I Met Your Mother was Neil’s secret partner David Burtka. Now David is a household name for any NPH fans, and even played himself in A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas.

David hasn’t done much acting otherwise, so the cynics in us wonder if he got hired more for his high-profile relationship. (No slam on his talent as an actor—and anyway, he likely will have more ins and connections than a non-celebrity correspondent.) So for the record, we’re excited to see what David brings when he starts his new gig in January.

For now, David is doing his research. Watching how it is done! he tweeted an hour ago. @RyanSeacrest has such an ease and is amazing at what he does! I love learning from the best!

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