Tom Bergeron is a popular American television host of game shows and reality shows, widely known as a host of ABC’s dancing reality show, Dancing with the Stars since 2005. Apart from hosting shows, he is also a comedian.
Tom Bergeron was born as Thomas Raymond Bergeron on 6 May 1955 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He stands at the height of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.79 meters). His father, Adrian Raymond “Ray” Bergeron is of French-Canadian while his mother, Kay Bergeron, is of Irish descent. He also has a sister named Maureen Bergeron.
Unfortunately, both of his parents have passed away; he lost his father while he was battling cancer in 2016. Tragedy followed him, he lost his mother just four months after his father’s demise.
Married Life Of Tom Bergeron
Tom Bergeron has been married to Lois Harmon since 22 May 1982. Tom and his wife are the parents of two grown-up daughters: Samantha and Jessica Bergeron.
Tom Bergeron uploaded a picture of him with two daughters on 26 September 2019 (Photo: Tom Bergeron's Instagram)
Although Tom and Lois have been married for the last 37 years, the pair rarely make public appearances.
According to amomama.com, the husband-wife were once spotted together by the paparazzi while leaving an after-party of Dancing with the Stars in 2014.
Furthermore, the Dancing with the Stars host never misses an opportunity to show his love to his daughters. He frequently mentions them in his tweet. In 2008, while he was co-hosting the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, he expressed that his daughters are the lights of his life and further added:
"I also know (but don’t tell them I said this) how often they, by just being themselves, have taught me important lessons about living a life of courage and character.”
His words make it clear that he is a family-oriented person. Moreover, he has also expressed how important his family is to him.
Tom initially started his career as a host on the radio. He hosted a talk radio show in Portsmouth, NH, for a radio station WHAV. Soon, he was hired by Boston TV station WBZ to host both talk and kid’s shows. At that time, he hosted a series of informational segments known as 4 Today, which aired every 30 minutes during the network’s daytime programming. It was his first attempt at television hosting, and the opportunity did work for him as he was occasionally seen as an anchor for Good Morning America and The Early Show, which he permanently hosted.
After that, he became the host of Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2015. Further, he also added shows like Lottery Live and People Are Talking to his hosting lists.
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His career took a new height when he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in 2000. became the host of ABC's America’s Funniest Home Videos from 2001 to 2015.