Leeza Gibbons, Renowned Talk Show Host, On Life After 50
With more than 30 years in radio and television, renowned talk show host, fashion icon and caregiving advocate Leeza Gibbons has built herself into a household name. She is most famously heard each day on the nationally syndicated radio program "Hollywood Confidential." And if that weren't enough, she hosts AARP's My Generation" and promotes her Sheer Cover makeup line. Gibbons is also the co-host of “America Now,” a syndicated newsmagazine series airing across the country.
When Gibbons is not gracing the airwaves, she spends her time heading up Leeza's Place, an advocacy group that works on behalf of family caregivers who are caring for someone they love who is sick or dying. Gibbons, 54, started the organization two years ago in honor of her mother, who passed away after struggling with Alzheimer's for several years. Gibbons' charitable work led the former Governor Of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to name her to the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine as an Alzheimer's advocate.
Indeed, with a radio show, television show, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 27 Daytime Emmy nominations and a growing non-profit, some might call talk show host Leeza Gibbons a workaholic. But despite all her duties as an entertainer, philanthropist, entrepreneur and mother of three, Gibbons seems like she's only getting started.
Huff/Post50 recently caught up with the season four Dancing with the Stars contestant and recent newlywed to ask Gibbons 10 big questions: