Laurie Gelman

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Laurie Gelman
Born Laurie Hibberd
(1964-04-04) April 4, 1964 (age 54)
Nationality Canadian
Spouse(s) Michael Gelman

Laurie Gelman, née Hibberd (born April 4, 1964) is a Canadian television personality and writer,[1] originally from Ottawa, Ontario. She is married to television producer Michael Gelman; they have two children.[1] In 2007 she worked on two Canadian-based talk shows, The Mom Show and Doctor in the House.[2]

Hibberd began her broadcasting career as a traffic reporter, news writer, entertainment reporter and host on CKFM in Toronto from 1987 through 1992.[citation needed] In the late 1980s and early 1990s, she also served as a host on YTV for YTV Rocks and Rock'n'Talk.[1] She later became an entertainment reporter for WSVN-TV in Miami from 1992 to1994. She appeared on Good Morning America and Good Morning America Sunday.[3] Before that, she co-hosted the FX cable network's morning show, Breakfast Time, with Tom Bergeron, from 1994 to 1996.

Hibberd graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto and graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

She published the comic novel Class Mom in 2017.[4] The book was a shortlisted finalist for the 2018 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Host of The Mom Show finds heart in NYC; Upper West Side; After scouting for a year, Laurie Gelman found her perfect home". National Post, July 21, 2007.
  2. ^ "Canadian reality shows fill winter lineup on Slice TV network". Prince George Citizen, November 24, 2007.
  3. ^ "Laurie Gelman: ‘For goodness sake, don’t log on to the WiFi!’". The Globe and Mail, August 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "Laurie Gelman got fired from being a 'class mom' — and the experience inspired her new comic novel". CBC Books, November 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "Scaachi Koul, Laurie Gelman and Jennifer Craig shortlisted for 2018 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour". CBC Books, May 2, 2018.

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