Lucy Hale Will Co-Host “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” From Times Square

Billy Porter will take over the New Orleans hosting gig.

Ryan Seacrest - NYRE (ABC/ Jeff Neira) RYAN SEACREST

Lucy Hale, who previously hosted the New Orleans-based wing of ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest,” is moving to New York.

ABC today announced that Hale will co-host the flagship Times Square celebration with Ryan Seacrest.

Billy Porter will take over the New Orleans party this year, with Ciara returning as host for the Los Angeles celebration.

“As we ring in a new decade and my 15th year hosting the show, I’m so excited to welcome the talented Lucy Hale to the stage with me,” said Seacrest. “It’s going to be a powerhouse year with Billy and Ciara, and we can’t wait to celebrate with everyone!”

ABC’s annual New Year’s celebration will begin at 8PM ET on December 31.

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