Billy Porter Will Help Usher In 2020 On ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ In New Orleans

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020 announced today that Emmy-winning Pose actor Billy Porter will help usher in 2020 in the central time zone as host of the New Orleans countdown.

This marks Porter’s debut as host of the annual special.

Actress Lucy Hale, who previously hosted the New Orleans celebration, will welcome 2020 with Seacrest who will return as the host for his 15th year.

“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!”

This year marks the 48th anniversary of the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve tradition, originally hosted by Clark.