Thomas Raymond Bergeron who is also known as Tom Bergeron was born on May 6th, 1955. Thomas Raymond Bergeron is an American television personality, who hosts game show, comedian and actor. Thomas Raymond is known as the host of Dancing with the Stars, based on the British dance contest program dubbed ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and was a host of America’s Funniest Home Videos for 14 year that’s from 2001 to 2015.
Thomas Raymond Bergeron was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and he is Ray and Kay Bergeron’s son. Bergeron is of French Canadian and Irish descent.
Bergeron was born on the May 6th, 1955 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA.
His family has stayed partly in both Los Angeles and Greenwich, Connecticut. The two have been blessed with adorable children and both of the children are girls; Jessica and Samantha Bergeron. Tom’s family will always come first no matter what, as far as Tom is concerned, and this makes him a loving father and husband.
Bergeron is a dedicated son since he used to spend his quality time with his sick father. There was time on his Twitter handle, he had to explain to his fans why he had to miss the Monday show in order to spend the time with his lovely father, who had been supporting his son throughout his life. This was something that he had to do, for him, as a way of reciprocating the same love. Bergeron’s wife, Lois Bergeron, is his former longtime girlfriend who he got married to, in 1982. They have been married for over 3 decades and are still going on strong, with neither signs of separation nor divorce. Lois Bergeron is the kind that prefers to stay out of the limelight.
Bergeron’s first job in broadcasting was as a DJ at local radio station WHAV, in his home town, Haverhill. Thomas Raymond Bergeron became a popular radio DJ in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire in the early 1980s on Portsmouth’s WHEB, where Bergeron played comedy records together with music and offbeat interviews. Tom’s popularity led to additional TV and radio auditions.
Tom’s first jobs on TV was as a local game show host, Granite State Challenge, on New Hampshire Public Television. Bergeron moved to the Boston market in February 1982, and joined WBZ TV as a general on air personality. Tom’s early roles at the station included being a contributor on Evening Magazine from 1982 to 1987. He was hosting brief informational and show preview segments called ‘4 Today’, for every 30 minutes during WBZ’s daytime lineup from 1983 to 1987. He landed the hosting spot on Lottery Live, the nightly drawings of the Massachusetts State Lottery games in 1984. While still working in these roles, by January 1987, he added ‘People Are Talking’ to his duties. Tom replaced outgoing host ‘Buzz Luttrell’ on the early afternoon talk show, where he gained more popularity. Ron Cantera took over as host of ‘4 Today’ till when it was cancellation in 1988, Tom remained lottery host until drawings moved to WNEV-TV in August 1987. Additionally, from 1987 to 1989 he served as the original host of WBZ’s weekend morning teenage discussion series Rap-Around.
Tom was seen as a solid figure in Boston TV in early 1990s. WBZ continued to capitalize on his talents by featuring Bergeron on WBZ-Radio. It was there he had an early-morning radio show known as ‘The Tom Bergeron Show’. In June, 1993, ‘People Are Talking’ show ended successful after lasting 13-year run, he remained on WBZ-TV as commentator and lifestyle reporter for the station’s expanded hour-long noon newscast. Tom briefly surfaced as a morning host on Boston’s soft-rock station WMJX [‘Magic 106.7’] in early 1994, which was a short commute to WBZ’s studios for Tom’s work on the noon news.
He credits a portion of his success as a TV personality to his over 35 years of regularly practicing Transcendental Meditation. Tom discussed his meditation practice on ten percent Happier with Dan Harris and The Fifth Dimension, A Mindfulness Podcast.
Tom is among the well-paid TV personalities and his estimated net worth amounts to 16 million US dollars.