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Tom Bergeron Biography

Birth Place:
Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
TV host

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

Awards

  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Reality Host: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Reality Host: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: winner
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated

Relationships

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