Tal in 2006
27 July 1961
Tel Aviv, Israel
|Education||Ironi Alef High School|
|Occupation||TV and radio personality|
Gili Levi (m. 2005)
Erez Ben-Tulila was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, to Jewish parents. His father, Aharon Ben-Tulila, immigrated from Algeria, whereas his mother Edna is Israeli-born. His family has Hebraized its surname to "Tal" (dew in Hebrew) when he was four years old.
His first hit program was Ma Yesh? ("What's Up?"), broadcast on Galatz, Israel's IDF Radio, where he started his partnership with Avri Gilad. Tal and Gilad co-hosted TV show Ha'olam Ha'erev (The World Tonight) in the early 1990s, broadcast on the then-experimental Channel 2. When Channel 2 became Israel's first commercial television station, Tal hosted and produced the Israeli edition of Wheel of Fortune, and later devised two different program formats: The Vault that was sold to several foreign TV stations, and The Brain.
Tal also participates in comedy programs: Only in Israel, which he created, opposite Orna Banai, and Night Club with Maya Dagan and others. He introduced several comedians to wider audiences, notably Assi Azar who co-hosted with him the successful reality format HaAch HaGadol; and Guri Alfi who acted in many comedy shows such as Shiduray Ha'mahapecha (The Revolution Broadcast).
Tal was one of the Israeli commentators (alongside Idit Hershkowitz) for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 grand final, the first time the country provided a TV commentary for Eurovision.
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- "Israeli show makes light of conflict". BBC News Online. August 2, 2002. Retrieved August 9, 2010.
- Zwart, Josianne. "Bar Refaeli, Erez Tal, Assi Azar & Lucy Ayoub to host Eurovision 2019!". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
- "Meet the Eurovision 2019 hosts: Bar Refaeli, Erez Tal, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub". wiwibloggs.com. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
Media related to Erez Tal at Wikimedia Commons
Sílvia Alberto, Daniela Ruah, Catarina Furtado and Filomena Cautela
| Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Bar Refaeli, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub)