Television and Radio Host | Emmy Award Winner
Emmy award-winner Leeza Gibbons is one of the most well‐known pop‐culture icons on the air. In addition to her remarkable background in the field of entertainment and news media, Leeza boasts impressive experience in business, entrepreneurship, and wellness. Sharing her secrets of success from her life as a television and radio host, bestselling author, and social entrepreneur, Leeza uplifts, empowers, and motivates audiences to get more out of life and business, and imparts all of her talks with her belief that when you see challenges as opportunities, you can shine–whether it’s on the red carpet or within any aspect of your career.
The spectrum of Leeza’s experience in entertainment and news media is diverse and impressive. Her on‐camera hosting dominance in the entertainment‐news and talk‐show arenas ranges from the most popular entertainment news show in history, Entertainment Tonight, to her award‐winning daytime talk show, Leeza.
In 2013, Leeza published her first New York Times Bestseller, Take 2, a personal growth guide designed to help people recreate themselves and hit the reset button on their lives. Later that year, Leeza won the 2013 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host for the PBS show My Generation, and went on to be crowned the winner of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, becoming just the second woman to ever win the long-standing competition show. Leeza’s season also reignited the storied franchise, as the show delivered their highest overall ratings in nearly five years.
Celebrated as a social entrepreneur, Leeza has become one of the leading voices for issues facing family caregivers. When her mother and grandmother were struggling with Alzheimer’s disease, she created the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, uniting her training as a journalist with her compassion and business savvy. The foundation’s signature programs, “Leeza’s Place” and “Leeza’s Care Connection,” offer free services for family caregivers, and encourage them to call on their courage and summon their strength for the long journey ahead.