Fast Facts

  • Broke into broadcasting as an anchor for the National Public Radio Affiliate WLTR in Columbia, SC, which was followed by a stint anchoring and reporting for WSPA-TV in Spartanburg.
  • Was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 7, 1998.
  • As a tribute to her mother and grandmother, founded the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, an organization for Alzheimer's sufferers and their caregivers, in 2002.
  • Released the how-to book Scrapbooking Traditions in 2005.
  • Was paired with professional ballroom dancer Tony Dovolani for the fourth season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
  • Was the winner of the seventh season of Celebrity Apprentice in 2015.


  • Nathan Daniel Meadows — Son
  • Camille — Sister
  • John Hicks — Ex-husband
  • Troy Stephen Meadows — Son
  • Jordan Alexandra — Daughter
  • Carlos Gibbons — Father
  • Carlos Gibbons Jr. — Brother
  • Jean Gibbons — Mother
  • Stephen Meadows — Ex-husband
  • Christopher Quinten — Ex-husband
  • Steven Fenton — Husband


  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States (BA in Journalism, 1978)

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  • Birth Name: Leeza Kim Gibbons
  • Birth Place: Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
  • Profession: TV host, Reporter, Actor, Producer

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