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Leeza Gibbons

Emmy-Winning Journalist & Host

Biography

Emmy Award winner Leeza Gibbons is one of the most well‐known pop‐culture icons on the air. In addition to her impressive background in the field of entertainment and news media, Gibbons is an instrumental advocate for healthcare, wellness, and caregiving. She is also a wife, mother, winner of The Celebrity Apprentice Season 7 against Geraldo Rivera, EMMY award winner and a New York Times bestselling author. Read More >

Born a leader, the spectrum of Gibbons’ career 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. Her current roles include hosting the syndicated TV news magazine show America Now alongside Bill Rancic, and the weekly TV news show My Generation on PBS, for which she won the 2013 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host.

Recognized as a social entrepreneur, Gibbons 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 what she wished she and her family had and started the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation. Her training as a journalist united with her compassion, business savvy, innovative delivery methods and ability to inspire allowed her to open the foundation’s signature programs Leeza’s Place and Leeza’s Care Connection. These offer free services for family caregivers, encouraging them to call on their courage and summon their strength for the long journey ahead.

Over the years, Gibbons has become known as a trusted girlfriend, valued confidante and source of creativity, empowering women to show up for their lives with confidence and pride. Whether it’s her scrapbook line honoring the value of memories, her jewelry collection to symbolize transformation, or her cosmetic products to reveal inner and outer beauty, Gibbons is a visionary who develops programs and products to help women claim their strength and rewrite the story of their lives.

In 2013, Leeza Gibbons published Take 2, a personal growth guide designed to help people recreate themselves and hit the reset button on their lives. Her uplifting and positive personality shines through in this New York Times bestseller. Recognizability, Relatability and Reputation — that and more is what you get with Gibbons as she uplifts, empowers and motivates audiences and viewers to get more out of life and business. Read Less ^

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Out Class Your Competition: Leeza’s Throwback Guide to Playing it Your Way & Winning In Life, Love & Work

There are some lessons at the halfway point that come through when you are up at bat. That's the way Leeza describes her insights into many of her winning formulas for success. There are some strategies she's employed along the way that have consistently scored hits and she'll share them, along with the number one quality successful people must have! Leeza brings her experience as a talk show host, best-selling author, social entrepreneur, and red carpet survivor to men and women who want to hold their head high as they claim the prize.

Living in the Moment: Focus on What’s Left Instead of What’s Lost

Leeza's mother and grandmother both died of Alzheimer's disease so she knows the cruel reality of watching someone disappear. She felt helpless and hopeless, too, but ultimately will share what she learned through her mother's illness: how to really show up for life. Leeza brings her hands-on experience as a caregiver as well as her expertise as the author of the caregiver guide, Take Your Oxygen First: Caring for Yourself while Caring for Someone You Love with Memory Loss.

The Upside to Facing the Downside: Learn to Face Your Fear

We hear it all the time; in order to grow you must face your fears, but how? Leeza breaks it down in a few easy steps. By giving examples from her own life of leaving her job in television, fearing failure and thinking she would never work again, she shares how she found more success and happiness than she ever thought possible.

Breathe, Believe, Receive: A Caregiver’s Lifeline

Leeza credits family caregivers as being the most heroic I people in the universe and says, "The husbands, wives, sons, daughters and friends who show up everyday for someone they love are proof that we can care more deeply with more heart and energy than seems humanly possible.” When she created her nonprofit, Leeza's Care Connection, to support and sustain caregivers her admiration grew even stronger and now she has become one of the leading voices of advocacy for their cause. She talks about Breathe, Believe, Receive as one of the guiding principles at The Care Connection, and how urgent is it for caregivers to "Take their oxygen first.”

What’s Your W-O-W Factor? Changing This Can Change Your Life. Your Window On the World?

Leeza says the way you see the world, is your world. ln this presentation, Leeza shares how success doesn't depend on your intelligence, your skillset or even your preparation, but rather how you see problems. Successful people see them as opportunities, not stress, and most of the time this determines who is victorious, who is successful and who will win. Funny, warm and inspirational, Leeza is an engaging motivational speaker.

From Grits to Glitz: My Life from Being a Small Town Girl to Getting a Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Leeza talks about her southern values and how they helped her build a decades-long career in the entertainment business as one of the industries most well-loved celebrities. From her days behind the anchor desk on Entertainment Tonight to her talk show and her win on Celebrity Apprentice, she used her trademark kindness to get ahead in a business where cutthroat cruelty reigns. From being "a recovering redneck" to red carpet ready, Leeza's witty insights are packed with take-home value.