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Kevin  O'Connor

Kevin O'Connor

Emmy-Award Winning Host of This Old House & Ask This Old House

Kevin O'Connor

Emmy-Award Winning Host of This Old House & Ask This Old House


Kevin O’Connor is the Emmy-award winning host of the PBS series This Old House and Ask This Old House and has been on the shows since 2003. Kevin also hosted shows for Roku, the DIY network, and The History Channel. Kevin is the author of The Best Homes of This Old House, serves on the editorial board of This Old House Magazine, and hosted Clearstory, a top-ranked podcast.

Prior to his television career Kevin practiced finance and most recently was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America. Kevin received a B.A. degree in history from the College of the Holy Cross and an MBA degree from Boston University. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and three children.

This Old House, along with its sister show, Ask This Old House, has received 117 Emmy nominations and won 20 Emmys overall. In 2022 This Old House received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy and joins only two other series awarded with this honor – 60 Minutes and Sesame Street.

Speaker Videos

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Speech Topics

Recruit. Retain. Inspire.

How to hire and keep employees at your small business in one of the toughest labor markets in history.

Kevin O’Connor, host of This Old House, has worked with small business owners for over 20 years – contractors, fabricators, designers, architects and more – and he’s seen what makes some companies successful and flourish while others shrink and fade away. Kevin will take a deep dive into the current state of the labor market and the skills gap, he’ll dig into the structural challenges unique to the contracting and home services industries, and he’ll share stories of success and failure that will help small business owners better understand how to recruit and retain employees so their companies can compete and grow.