Source of Wealth:television hosting
Birth Place:Hartsville, South Carolina
Full Name:Leeza Kim Gibbons
Date of Birth:March 26, 1957
Occupation:talk show host
Education:University of South Carolina
About Leeza Kim Gibbons
Leeza Gibbons is an American talk show host which has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
During the early 1980s, Gibbons co-hosting local segments for PM Magazine in Beaumont, Texas, USA. After that, she moved to WFAA-TV Channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth.
She did extensive hosting job on television such as Entertainment Tonight and Extra.
In 1987, she co-hosted the GOFTA awards in New Zealand with Nic Nolan. In 1988, she was the host of the Telethon show on New Zealand's TVNZ network.
Gibbons hosted the radio countdown show Blockbuster Top 25 Countdown with Leeza Gibbons and it was renamed Leeza Gibbons' Hollywood Confidential, which focused more on entertainment news.
In June 1993, she ran her own syndicated talk show, Leeza on NBC. She also has guest-starred on several shows, including The Geena Davis Show, The Simple Life, The Simpsons, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Home Improvement, and Just Shoot Me.
She also appeared as television reporter Jess Perkins in RoboCop and RoboCop 2. She also hosted a series that explores true stories of survival in Lifetime's What Should You Do?
During the early 2000s, she launched her mineral makeup line, "Sheer Cover" with Guthy-Renker. She was one of the participants in the reality show, Dancing with the Stars in 2007.
Also in 2007, she was appointment by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the board that oversees California's stem cell research agency. She founded "Leeza's Place," a nonprofit group which aimed at caregivers for persons with memory disorders.
Gibbons launched her book, Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss in 2008. The book was co-written by Leeza's Place Executive Director of the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, Dr. Jamie Huysman, and by Dr. Rosemary Laird, Health First Aging Institute in Florida.
In 2013, she won her first Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Lifestyle/Travel Host" for PBS My Generation.
Leeza Kim Gibbons was born on March 26, 1957 in Hartsville, South Carolina, USA. She attended the University of South Carolina's school of journalism and mass communication. She is married to Steven Fenton and has three children from her previous marriage.
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