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Tom Bergeron Fast Facts:
Began his broadcasting career in radio. While hosting a talk radio show in Portsmouth, NH, he was hired by Boston TV station WBZ to host both talk and kids' shows.
Filled in occasionally as an anchor for
Good Morning America
The Early Show
, and was reportedly considered at different times to permanently host the programs.
Received four Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Game Show Host for
He tied for the award in 2000 with Bob Barker.
Got involved with the Muscular Dystrophy Association because he's a fan of Jerry Lewis. He then served as a cohost of the Labor Day telethon multiple times, became a vice president of the MDA, and was honored with the MDA Directors' Award in 2007.
Was said to have been in contention to replace Bob Barker as the host of
Price Is Right
Cohosted the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2006 and the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2008.
Wrote a memoir in 2009 titled
I'm Hosting as Fast as I Can! Zen and the Art of Staying Sane in Hollywood.
Has homes on both the East Coast and West Coast; his family is based on the East Coast, which has sometimes factored into his decisions about accepting job offers.
In addressing theories about Bristol Palin's 2010 run on
Dancing With the
, he insisted the situation wasn't political---her mother was a Republican Alaska governor---and added, in an interview with Wet Paint, "I'm a liberal Democrat!"
Tom Bergeron Relationships:
Samantha Bergeron - Daughter
Jessica Bergeron - Daughter
Kay Bergeron - Mother
Maureen Bergeron - Sister
Ray Bergeron - Father
Lois Bergeron - Wife
Tom Bergeron Awards:
2006 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
2011 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
2007 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
2009 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
2010 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
2012 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Winner
2013 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Reality Host - Nominee
2008 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
2014 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
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