Lachey will begin his duties on the show on March 3 and will take over for former “Buzz” host and “Reno 911!” actress Carrie Keagan, who left the show this past December.
“Buzz” premiered in 2011 and airs live on VH1 on weekdays.
Lachey has served as a host before for the NBC reality competition “The Sing-Off” and the game show “The Winner Is,” which also aired on NBC.
He recently spoke on the ABC program “The View” about his new job as the host of “Buzz.”
“It's me, it's my personality as a host," he said of his behavior on the show. "I think the biggest mistake you can be is to try to be somebody you're not.”
Lachey was a member of the band 98 Degrees, which released their first album in 1997, and released two albums on his own, “SoulO” in 2003 and “What’s Left of Me” in 2006. In addition to starring on the MTV reality series “Newlyweds” with then-wife Jessica Simpson from 2003 to 2005, he appeared on the WB series “Charmed.”
He also recently spoke positively about the decision of some magazines and websites, including People Magazine and JustJared.com, had decided not to publish photos taken by paparazzi of the children of celebrities.
“It takes a lot of courage for them to do that, because their competitors clearly haven’t said that,” Lachey told TheWrap. “They’re potentially setting themselves up to miss out on some potential business, but I think it’s an important issue. I think it’s turning the way it should. I don’t think kids should be the subjects of paparazzi photos.”
He noted that parents like himself who are involved in the entertainment business have made the choice to work in it “and to accept the things that come along with it."
“But, our kids haven’t had that opportunity to make that choice,” Lachey said. “I think it’s unfair to be subjected to photographers in their face and, in some cases, yelling at them. I think celebrity parents are just like any other parent. You want to protect your kids and you want to protect their innocence as much as you can.”