She posted her first YouTube video two years ago, and her channel became the fastest to reach 10 million subscribers last month. She has almost 11 million subscribers on her main account now, and another 4.4 million on her second YouTube channel, where she interviewed US president Barack Obama last year. She has more than 45 million followers in all, across social media.

Koshy is no stranger to scripted and live programming, either. She starred in the Hulu series Freakish, and co-hosted Twitter’s Golden Globes pre-show this year.

On air, she’ll join the new


‘s five relatively unknown rotating hosts: rapper, comedian, and internet personality DC Young Fly, Chicago radio host Erik Zachary, DJ and actress Amy Pham, journalist and TV personality Lawrence Jackson, and Complex writer-producer Tamara Dhia.

The new hour-long reboot will be broadcast daily from a new studio in Times Square, where hordes of screaming teenagers once gathered with florescent signs and backed by blank-faced parents to witness live editions of the music-video show.

It’ll also have programming specifically for online platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and

“Who’s not going to support a platform that’s covering all of the buckets of social media and cable to allow your artist to go on, play a video, perform a song, and to talk about their new music that just got released?” MTV president Chris McCarthy told the New York Times (paywall). “How do you say no to that?”

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