Chris Harrison

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Chris Harrison
Harrison with Jillian Harris at the premiere for The Proposal in June 2009
Born (1971-07-26) July 26, 1971 (age 44)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Occupation Television personality
Spouse(s) Gwen Harrison (separated)

Christopher Bryan Harrison[1] (born July 26, 1971)[2] is an American television host, best known for his role as host of the ABC reality television dating show, The Bachelor since 2002, and its spin-offs The Bachelorette since 2003 and Bachelor Pad in 2010. He is also the host of the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.


From 1993-99, Harrison worked as a sports reporter at CBS affiliate KWTV in Oklahoma City. He also worked briefly for TVG Network, a horse racing channel and was the host of Designers' Challenge on HGTV.

In 2002, Harrison guest starred on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, as a music show host, episode, "Ping, Ping a Song."

On November 23, 2008, Harrison hosted the American Music Awards pre-show live on ABC. His co-hosts were Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba, and Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger.

The TV Guide Network, now known as "Pop," announced that Harrison was signed to anchor its live red carpet awards coverage, beginning with the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards in September.[3] In 2011, Harrison and Brooke Burns co-hosted the game show You Deserve It. He has also co-hosted Hollywood 411 on the former TV Guide Network[4] He has hosted Designers' Challenge on HGTV and Mall Masters on the Game Show Network.

In April 2015, Disney-ABC announced that Harrison would replace Terry Crews as host of the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? for the 2015-16 season.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Harrison was born in Dallas, Texas.[2] He was married to his college sweetheart, Gwen Harrison.[6] They have two children, Joshua and Taylor.[7] In May 2012, after 18 years of marriage, Harrison and his wife announced their separation.[7]

He graduated from Lake Highlands High School in 1989.[8] He attended Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship.[citation needed]


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Host of Miss America
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James Denton
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Mario Lopez
Hosts of Miss America with Brooke Burke
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