Yana Churikova, journalist and TV host
Yana Churikova was born on November 6, 1978 in Moscow.
Yana is a Russian journalist and television host who worked on MTV Russia before moving to Channel One, where she hosted seven seasons of the Star Factory show. She has also gained publicity across Europe and the world for presenting the results of the Russian televote at the Eurovision Song Contest for several years. Churikova was to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, to be held in Moscow, Russia.
In 1985 the girl went to school in Hungary, where served her father, a military man. Yana graduated from the School of Music.
In 1995-2000 she studied at the Moscow State University.
From 1998 to 2002 Churikova worked for MTV Russia. She was a presenter of Big Movie, 12 Angry Viewers and was a producer of some programs.
From November 2011 to November 2012 she was a host of music hit parade Red Star on the First Channel.
From June 23 to August 25, 2013 Churikova was a presenter of the project Universal Artist on the First Channel.
In spring 2007, she took part in the TV project Circus With The Stars.
In 2013, Yana was a host of the Opening Ceremony of the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan.
She also was a presenter of Eurovision 2015 on Russian television.
Her husband is businessman Denis Lazarev. Their daughter Taisiya was born on May 26, 2009.