Leeza Gibbons Profile
Leeza Gibbons is an American talk show host, Author, and Speaker. She is best known for being a correspondent and co-host for Entertainment Tonight from 1984 to 2000 and for having her own syndicated daytime talk show, Leeza (1993–2000)
Leeza Gibbons Age / How Old Is Leeza Gibbons
She was born Leeza Kim Gibbons on March 26, 1957, in Hartsville, South Carolina, United States. She is 64 years old as of 2021.
Leeza Gibbons Height
Gibbons stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Leeza Gibbons Family
Gibbons is the daughter of Gloria Jean and Carlos Gibbons, a former state superintendent of education and antique shop owner. Her mother, Gloria Jean Gibbons, passed away on May 22, 2008, from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease at age 72. She has two siblings, a brother named Carlos Jr., and a sister named Cammy. She grew up in Irmo, South Carolina, a suburb of Columbia.
Leeza Gibbons Husband / Leeza Gibbons Spouse
Gibbons has been married four times. She was first married to John Hicks from 1980 to 1982. She then got married to British actor Christopher Quinten from 1989 to 1991, with whom she has a daughter named Jordan Alexandra (Lexi) Gibbons. Her third marriage was to actor Stephen Meadows from 1991 to 2005, and together they had two sons, Troy as well as Nathan Daniel. In 2011, she got married for the fourth time to New York Times best-selling author, Steven Fenton, in Beverly Hills.
Leeza Gibbons’s Net Worth
Gibbons has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars.
Quick Facts About Leeza Gibbons
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Leeza Gibbons Education
Gibbons attended Irmo High School. After completing high school, she joined the University of South Carolina’s school of journalism and mass communication, where she graduated with distinction. While at the university, she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Leeza Gibbons Career
Gibbons is a talk show host, Author, and Speaker whose television career began in her home state of South Carolina, at WSPA-TV in Spartanburg. She then became a co-host of PM Magazine for KFDM-TV in Beaumont, Texas, and later moved up to then-sister station WFAA-TV in Dallas. In 1983, she joined WCBS-TV in New York City, where she became a host of Two on the Town, a program modeled after PM Magazine, co-hosting with Robb Weller. In 1984, they both joined Entertainment Tonight, with Gibbons as a reporter and co-anchor of the program’s weekend edition. From June 1993 to September 2000, she hosted Leeza her own NBC/syndicated talk show.
The show originated as John & Leeza from Hollywood, a talk show with former Entertainment Tonight co-host John Tesh. After seven months, Tesh dropped from the show and Gibbons hosted solo for the remainder of the series. From 2001 to 2003, she was also the host and managing editor of the television show Extra. In 2011, she pulled down double duty as the host of the PBS shows My Generation (2011–2014) and as co-host and also the executive producer of the syndicated news magazine show America Now (2011–2015). In the 1990s, she also hosted the radio countdown show Blockbuster Top 25 Countdown with Leeza Gibbons. The show was also created for Hot Adult Contemporary formats and Adult Contemporary. After Blockbuster Video stopped sponsoring the program in 1999, the show’s name was changed to Leeza Gibbons’ Top 25 Countdown.
In the early to mid-1990s, she also partnered with Guthy Renker and became a trailblazer in the world of direct response. Furthermore, she also became the first television star on a daily show to be featured in an infomercial as she starred in back-to-back blockbusters with a young Tony Robbins. In the early 2000s, she also launched her mineral makeup line, Sheer Cover Studio, with Guthy-Renker. She said, “Sheer Cover is not just a makeup product, it’s a transformative experience for women who have serious skin issues like sun damage, birthmarks, scars, and acne or just for any woman who wants natural-looking skin that glows with a healthy radiance.”
In 2013, she won her first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle/Travel Host for the PBS series My Generation In 2015, Gibbons also won the NBC reality game show series Celebrity Apprentice and became the second female winner of the show, after Joan Rivers. In 2016, Gibbons, as well as Guthy-Renker, launched their latest infomercial together, Dr. Denese Skinscience. On January 2, 2017, she also began co-hosting the Rose Parade.
Leeza Gibbons Books
- The Family Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease
- Scrapbooking Traditions – 2005
- Take Your Oxygen First – 2009
- Take-Two: Your Guide to Creating Happy Endings and New Beginnings. by Leeza Gibbons – 2013
- Fierce Optimism: Seven Secrets for Playing Nice and Winning Big – 2016