Tom Bergeron, Emmy-award winning host of "Hollywood Squares," began his broadcasting career in 1972 as the youngest disc jockey ever at his hometown radio station, WHAV in Haverill, Massachusetts. Little did he know that his stint over the local airwaves would be the start of a multi-faceted career that would lead to one of the most coveted jobs in television: host of King World Production's new version of the classic game, "Hollywood Squares."
Prior to signing up with "Hollywood Squares," Bergeron was involved with several successful television and radio programs. In 1980, Bergeron created and hosted "The Tom Bergeron Show," a highly rated late night comedy talk program that tripled the audience for its time period. The show lasted for three years, during which he found time to anchor "New Hampshire Crossroads," a weekly magazine program for WENH public television. Bergeron joined WBZ-TV in 1982 as host of several of the station's programs including "Today" and two Emmy Award-winning shows for children, "Super Kids" and "Rap Around."
By 1987, Bergeron was the anchor of WBZ-TV's Emmy Award-winning "People Are Talking," Boston's top-rated daily show. He simultaneously hosted Boston's number one morning radio drive show on WBZ. A short time later, Bergeron moved to WMJX-FM and led the station from sixth to third place in the ratings.
In 1993, Bergeron was tapped to host "Breakfast Time" for FX, which provided him with a national stage to display his many talents. With Bergeron at the helm, and after much critical success, in 1995 "Breakfast Time" made a smooth transition from cable to network television by re-launching on FOX. Most recently, he has brought his more than 20 years of broadcasting experience to ABC's "Good Morning America" and CBS's "This Morning," where he has served as a fill-in anchor. He is also seen in prime-time Friday nights on the successful revival of ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos."
Tom Bergeron resides in Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.