The renowned American television personality – Tom Bergeron who is known as the host of America’s Funniest Videos and Dancing with the Stars actually started out at a local radio station located in his hometown as a disc jockey. But today, hard work and dedication to his career have placed him among the crème de la crème in the entertainment industry.
Tom Bergeron: Bio, Age
The veteran television personality was born on the 6th of may 1995 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, in the U.S. to Raymond Bergeron – father and Catherine Bergeron – mother. Tom is of American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
His educational background is not available online but his first job in the field of broadcasting was when he worked at a local radio station in his hometown as a disk Jockey. Since then, Tom has been busy climbing the ladder of success to stardom. He has held various jobs in both radio and television but his contract with ABC News as a guest host to Morning America was a step in the right direction for the television personality.
During his time at ABC, Tom Bergeron became the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, a position which he got in 2001 and eventually in 2005, he started hosting ABC’s reality series Dancing With the Stars among various other shows he hosted for ABC.
Family: Wife, Father
The celebrated television personality was born to Raymond Bergeron father and Catherine Bergeron mother. We can rightfully surmise that Tom is a dedicated son because he had to miss his Monday show in order to be able to spend quality time with his sick father. According to him, his father has given him great support throughout his life and it was time for him to reciprocate the gesture, he made this known to his fans through Twitter, using a childhood photo showing him with his dad.
Tom’s love life is an uncomplicated one. After playing the field for years, he married his girlfriend Lois Bergeron in 1982. The couple has been going strong for more than three decades now and there is no sign of divorce or separation although Tom rarely makes a public appearance with his wife. Lois prefers to stay out of the limelight as much as possible, the only time the happy couple has been seen out together was at the DWTS 2014 Finale After Party at Sofitel in Beverly Hills.
According to Zap2it, the Bergeron family split their time between Los Angeles and Greenwich Connecticut. Their marriage has been blessed with two daughters – Jessica and Samantha Bergeron. Tom is seen as a loving and caring father to his daughter and does not play with family matters.
The two-time Emmy Award winner is not extremely tall but fame is not commensurate with height. He stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75 meters, but this has not deterred his rise to fame. He is seen by fans as a gentleman with a calm nature and well-spoken mannerism which has aided him in his rise to the top of his game.
What Happened to Tom Bergeron?
Tom made his decision to step down as the host of America’s Funniest Home Video AFHV at the end of next season known to his fans. The end of the current season of AFHV will mark the conclusion of its 25th cycle and his 15th with the series after he succeeded Bob Saget in 2001 as the host. Tom’s decision to leave AFHV did not come with a lot of drama, rather it was a personal decision that was long overdue. The Emmy Award winner exclusively told E! News that the 25th year of the show, coinciding with his 15th year as the host, posed a unique symmetry that he rather liked, and it seemed like the perfect time to hand over the baton to the next host – whoever that might turn out to be.
Tom Bergeron disclosed that even though he was leaving, he still maintains a good relationship with everybody on the show and his exit should have no bearing on his relationship with the gang since he hopes that they will continue working together. In fact, Todd Thicke, who is a co-executive producer on AFHV along with Tom had already pitched a live spinoff to ABC. Tom’s focus at the moment is on celebrating the 25th anniversary of the AFHV. Although there is nothing specifically planned for the moment, Tom would actually love to be the one to audition his potential replacement on the show, since according to him, AFHV has no special candidate mapped out for the position.
Of course, fans cannot help but ask where the award-winning host is going after leaving AFHV? The answer to that question is obvious, Tom is still the host of Dancing with the Stars which its 18th season will kick off very soon. Lovers of the reality dancing competition can be assured that Tom has no intention of deserting the series in the nearest future. According to him, he will host the series until the day they drag him out.