Q: I really enjoy listening to all the current hosts on Turner Classic Movies, but whatever happened to Tiffany Vazquez, who was the Saturday afternoon host in 2016?

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Adam Thomlison / TV Media

Being the Saturday daytime host on TCM was only ever a side gig for Tiffany Vazquez, and, sadly, the gig eventually cast her aside. There's no gentler way to put that. She joined the classic-film cable channel in 2016, but her contract wasn't renewed.

She was a good sport about it, announcing the end of her tenure on Twitter in January 2018, closing with, "This experience has changed my life and I'm forever thankful for it."

(I say "closing with," but she commented on her own post later to say, "Robert Osborne liked me! That's all I ever could have asked for." Osborne, of course, was a film historian and the longtime face of TCM who died in 2017.)

After her brief dalliance with TCM, Vasquez continued and progressed in her main gig as senior editor of film content for Giphy.com, the animated GIF-sharing service that posts a lot of film clips. She has since been promoted to director (according to her various highly active social media accounts).

Her time at TCM may have been brief, but it was also momentous. She was the first woman and first person of color to be a host on TCM, which means she blazed the trail followed by current hosts Alicia Malone ("Movie Juice") and Jacqueline Stewart ("The Butterfly Effect," 2004). Not a bad legacy to leave from a side gig.


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