Kevin O'Connor (television)
O'Connor at the 2011 Texas Book Festival
1968/1969 (age 49–50)|
New Jersey, U.S.
College of the Holy Cross (A.B., History, 1990)|
Boston University (Master's degree in Business Administration, 1999) 
|Known for||hosting This Old House, Ask This Old House|
Early life and education
After graduating in 1986 from Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey, O'Connor received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the College of the Holy Cross in 1990. He earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from Boston University in 1999.
The Producers of This Old House approached him to become their new host following the departure of Steve Thomas. O'Connor and his wife, Kathleen, had appeared on an episode of Ask This Old House, in which painting contractor Jim Clark assisted them with a wallpaper-removal project.
In September 2011, O'Connor debuted as the author of his first book, "The Best Homes from This Old House".
- "This Old House Makes House Call And Finds New Host". Press Release. Time Warner. April 7, 2003.
- Kevin O'Connor, Host. This Old House Biographies.
- McCutcheon, Lauren. "Kevin O'Connor reveals how to get your home on This Old House, The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 16, 2018. Accessed March 26, 2018. "When This Old House host Kevin O’Connor takes the main stage at the Philadelphia Home Show this weekend, he’ll represent the O.G. of home-renovation shows. The Maplewood, N.J., native has hosted the contractor- and tradesperson-driven PBS program for 15 years, following hosts Steve Thomas (1989-2003) and Bob Vila (1979-89)."
- St. Benedict's Prep 2008 Alumni Directory
- "The Best Homes of This Old House from Kevin O'Connor". Article. Charles & Hudson. August 30, 2011.