Leeza Gibbons Biography


Leeza Gibbons

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Birth Name: Leeza Gibbons
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Sign: Acer
Age: 60 Years
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Ambassador for AARP’s Care and the founder and creator of Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, Leeza Gibbons is a talented and beautiful television personality, TV show host, actress and broadcast journalist from the United States. She is widely popular as the former co-host of the TV show, Entertainment Tonight. Leeza Gibbons was born as Leeza Kim Gibbons in Hartsville, South Carolina, the United States of America to parents, Jean Gibbons and Carlos Gibbons. She was raised in the upper-middle-class family. She is an American and is of white ethnicity.

Leeza got married to John Hicks for the first time in her life in 1980. This married life lasted for only two years as they dissolved this married life in 1982. The actual reason for their divorce is still unknown.

In the late 1980s, while she was at a charity fund-raiser in New Zealand she met her second husband Chris Quinten there. Chris Quinten is also an actor and they began their romantic love affairs after their first meeting. They got married in 1989 and the couple welcomed their child together that year. They got divorced in 1991.

In the early 1990s, Leeza was seen with Stephen Meadows. She dated him as her boyfriend. She and Stephen Meadows got married on 14th of February 1991. They also had two children together. This married life lasted longer than her previous two but not forever as they announced their separation in early 2005 citing irreconcilable differences. They got divorced in the year 2005.

On 20th of April 2011, Leeza got married to Steve Fenton. Steve Fenton is a talented guy; he is an actor, writer, and producer. They are still having a successful married life and are happy to have each other in their life.

As a child, Leeza was enrolled at Irmo High School. She completed her high school graduation from there and then she joined the University of South Carolina with a major in journalism and mass communication. She also earned her Summa Cum Laude from there. She began her career as a broadcaster and that was at the CBS affiliate in the mid-1970s. She then joined PM Magazine as its co-host.

She also worked at WFAA-TV Channel 8 for several months. In 1983 she joined the TV show "Two on the Town" as its co-host. In 1984, she joined "Entertainment Tonight" and worked as a correspondent and a co-host of the show until 2000. Since January 2, 2017, Lezza Gibbons started as the co-host of "Rose Parade", which is a part of "America's New Year Celebration".

Lezza is also an author, to date, she has published six books. Lately, Leeza Gibbons published the book "Fierce Optimism: Seven Secrets for Playing Nice and Winning Big" on April 12th, 2016. Gibbons. Leeza Gibbons's "Take 2", which was published in 2013 became the New York Times bestseller.

Her net worth is estimated around $20 million.

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Born in Hartsville, South Carolina

1957 26th of May

Leeza Gibbons was born as Leeza Kim Gibbons in Hartsville, South Carolina, United States of America to Jean Gibbons and Carlos Gibbons. She was raised in upper middle class family. She is an American and is of white ethnicity.

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Attended Irmo High School

1970

As a child, Leeza was enrolled at Irmo High School. She completed her high school graduation from there and then she joined University of South Carolina with a major in journalism and mass communication. She also earned her Summa Cum Laude from there.

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Joined CBS affiliate

1976

She began her career as a broadcaster and that was at the CBS affiliate in the mid 1970s. She then joined PM Magazine as its co host. She also worked at WFAA-TV Channel 8 for several months.

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Married to John Hicks

1980

Leeza got married to John Hicks for the first time in her life in 1980. This married life lasted for only two years as they dissolved this married life in 1982. The actual reason why they got divorced is unknown.

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Began reporting Entertainment Tonight and concurrently

1984

In 1983 she joined the TV show Two on the Town as its co host. In 1984, she joined Entertainment Tonight and concurrently as its reporter and an anchor. She left this show in 2000 and became active in daytime talk show.

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Married to Chris Quinten

1989

In the late 1980s, while she was at charity fund-raiser in New Zealand she met her second husband Chris Quinten there. Chris Quinten is also an actor and they began their romantic love affairs after their first meeting. They got married in 1989 and a loving spouse they also had a together that year. They got divorced in 1991.

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First child, Jordan Alexandra Gibbons

1989

She became mother for the first time in her life in 1989. She and her second husband Chris Quinten welcomed their first child together within few months of their married life, That time they welcomed a baby girl and they named her Jordan Alexandra Gibbons.

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Married to Stephen Meadows

1991 14th of February

In the early 1990s, Leeza was seen with Stephen Meadows. She was dating him as her boyfriend and this love life dissolved her second married life. She and Stephen Meadows got married on 14th of February 1991.

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Second child, Troy Meadows

1992

She became mother for the second time in her life in 1992. She and her third husband, Stephen Meadows welcomed their first child together in the early 1990s and that time it was a son and they named him Troy Meadows.

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Honored as Star on the Walk of Fame

1998

She has been active in the broadcasting and television world since the mid 1970s. For her continuous work and contribution in the television world, she was honored with Star on the Walk of Fame in the mid 1998.

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Founded Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation

2003 of November

Her mother Jean Gibbons was the patient of Alzheimer's disease and this took her life in 2008. After her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, she founded the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation in November 2003. She is also the Ambassador for AARP’s Care.

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Ran the show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

2008 23rd of June

She has also appeared in the show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire as the presenter of this show. She ran this show for about a week in June 2008. At the end of 2007, she was also appointed at the oversees California's stem cell research agency.

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Released her first book, Take Your Oxygen First

2009 of May

Leeza Gibbons is a talented and beautiful television personality, TV show host, actress and an author from United States. As a writer she published her first book Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness... in 2009.

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Married to Steve Fenton

2011 20th of April

On 20th of April 2011, Leeza got married to Steve Fenton. Steve Fenton is a talented guy; he is an actor, writer and producer. They are still having a successful married life and are happy to have each other in their life.

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Won Daytime Emmy Awards

2013

She got her first nomination in Daytime Emmy Awards in 1995 for Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host. She has won this award only once and that was in 2013 for Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel Program.

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Lezza Gibbons Awards and Nominations

2015

Lezza Gibbons was awarded the Icon Award from the Electric Retailing Association in 2015. The same year Gibbons won the NBC reality game show series Celebrity Apprentice, where she overcame competitors like TV news personality Geraldo Rivera.

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Started Hosting Rose Parade

2017 2nd of January

Since January 2, 2017, Lezza Gibbons started as the co-host of Rose Parade, which is a part of "America's New Year Celebration".

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Net Worth Update

2017

Lezza Gibbons has an estimated net worth of $20 million as of 2017. Lezza makes her fortune with her TV career and also as an author. Lezza's Take 2 became the New York Times bestseller in 2013.

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