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30 September 1956 |
Everton, Liverpool, UK
|Occupation||Reporter, TV personality|
|Notable credit(s)||Good Morning Australia (breakfast TV)
The Gordon Elliott Show
Gordon Elliott's Door Knock Dinners
|Children||Cameron, Duncan, and Angus Elliott|
Gordon Elliott (born 30 September 1956) is a British-born Australian journalist and producer. He is the executive producer of ABC's daytime program The Chew, and had his own eponymous 1990s TV talk show program, The Gordon Elliott Show.
Early life and early career
Elliott was born in Everton, Liverpool, England, but grew up in Lewisham, New South Wales, Australia. He was educated at Christian Brothers' High School, Lewisham and attended the University of Sydney for a law degree. While studying as a Sydney student, Elliott worked part-time on a radio show and ended up on Good Morning Australia.
After several jobs hosting morning news programs and landing work as the feature reporter on the Fox Television show A Current Affair (produced by New York's WNYW) in 1987, Elliott appeared as the house-entering feature reporter on WNYW's morning news program Good Day New York.
Mid-1990s to present
The 1990s had him take turns hosting game and talk shows, including The Gordon Elliott Show from 1994–1997. In 1990, Elliott also hosted To Tell the Truth for two months before being replaced by Lynn Swann. In 2000, he hosted It's Your Chance of a Lifetime.
Recently he has hosted the TV Food Network's programs Doorknock Dinners and Follow That Food and the Fine Living network's The Genuine Article, and was the TV pitchman for Campbell's Soup in the early 2000s. He had a recurring role on Oz as the host of a game show that was popular with the inmates. He formed his own production company, Follow Productions, in 1999. This company produces Paula Deen's Home Cooking, Paula's Best Dishes, and Paula's Party for Food Network. In 2007, he won a daytime Emmy for Best Lifestyle Series for his work on Paula Deen's Home Cooking.
His company has produced many other lifestyle series for cable networks, including Simply Wine with Andrea Immer, Pairings with Andrea, Best For Less, the first four seasons of Sandra Lee's Semi Home Made, We Live Here, and Pocket The Difference, and Pati Jinich's "Pati's Mexican Table" beginning with season three. He is executive producer of both Food Network shows hosted by Pat and Gina Neely: Down Home with the Neelys and Road Tasted with the Neelys.
He is recently divorced and lives with his 3 sons in Millbrook, NY.
- Casey Kasem's American Top 40 (substitute host, 9/8/1979 & 9/6/1980)
- Good Morning Australia (breakfast TV) (1980–1986)
- A Current Affair (1987–1991)
- To Tell the Truth (1990)
- Hard Copy/Hard Copy Australian Edition (1991)
- Good Day New York
- CBS This Morning (1993)
- Ryori no tetsujin (Iron Chef) (1993) (in the 2000 special "New York Battle")
- The Gordon Elliott Show (talk show) (1994–1997)
- World's Dumbest Criminals (1997)
- Rencontre à New York (1998)
- Trifling With Fate (2000)
- It's Your Chance of a Lifetime (2000)
- Oz (2001)
- Follow That Food (2002)
- The Genuine Article (2004)
- The Next Food Network Star (2005)
- Gordon Elliott's Door Knock Dinners
Robin Ward in 1980
|Host of To Tell The Truth