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, Leeza is an instrumental advocate for healthcare, wellness, and caregiving. She is also a wife, mother, businesswoman, EMMY award winner and a New York Times bestselling author.
The spectrum of Leeza’s 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.
This last spring, Leeza was crowned the winner of NBC’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’. Having raised over $700,000 for her foundation, Leeza became the 2nd woman ever to win the long-standing competition show. This season also reignited the storied franchise for NBC as the show delivered their highest overall ratings in nearly 5 years.
Recognized as a social entrepreneur, Leeza 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 and business savvy when she opened the foundation’s signature programs Leeza’s Place and Leeza’s Care Connection, offering free services for family caregivers encouraging them to call on their courage and summon their strength for the long journey ahead.