Michael Gelman

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Michael Gelman
Michael Seth Gelman

(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 57)
Alma materUniversity of Colorado
OccupationTelevision producer, actor
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Laurie Hibberd (m. 2000)

Michael Seth Gelman (born August 4, 1961) is the executive producer of Live with Kelly and Ryan. He also occasionally takes small roles on television, appearing in two episodes of Kelly Ripa's ABC sitcom Hope and Faith. He also has a Guinness World Record for the most morning talk show episodes produced by the same producer.

Early life and career[edit]

Gelman grew up in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois. While earning a degree in broadcast production management from the University of Colorado School of Journalism, Gelman worked for the U.S. Ski Association covering pre-Olympic trials all over the country as a cameraman, field producer and editor. Gelman's most important internship came during the summer of his junior year at WABC-TV in New York, the station that would later produce Live! with Kelly and Ryan. In the 1980s he became a production assistant on Regis Philbin's local talk show, The Morning Show.[1] Gelman worked his way to Executive Producer on The Morning Show which would eventually become Live!.[1]

Gelman has been parodied on The Dana Carvey Show by Stephen Colbert, and on Saturday Night Live by Chris Kattan and Rachel Dratch as a flamboyant, ambiguously gay character.

Personal life[edit]

In 2000, he married Laurie Hibberd, a television personality from Canada. They have two daughters, Jamie and Misha, and live in Manhattan.


  1. ^ a b Maloney, Michael (12 September 2007). "Supporting cast add to 'Live's' success". Variety. Retrieved 9 August 2015.

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