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 and 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 Hollywood Squares. 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 The Price Is Right in 2007.
  • 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 Stars, 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!"

Awards

  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Reality Host: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Winner
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jessica Bergeron — Daughter
  • Lois Bergeron — Wife
  • Kay Bergeron — Mother
  • Maureen Bergeron — Sister
  • Ray Bergeron — Father
  • Samantha Bergeron — Daughter

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  • Birth Place: Haverhill, MA
  • Birthday: May 6, 1955, Taurus
  • Profession: TV host
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