Christopher Bryan Harrison Referred to as Chris Harrison (born July 26, 1971) is an American tv and sport present host, finest recognized for his function as host of the ABC actuality tv courting present The Bachelor since 2002, and its spin-offs The Bachelorette since 2003, Bachelor Pad from 2010 to 2012, Bachelor in Paradise since 2014, the primary season of Bachelor in Paradise.
After Paradise in 2015, Bachelor Reside in 2016, and The Bachelor Winter Video games in 2018. He additionally served because the host of the syndicated model of Who Needs to Be a Millionaire from his 2015 internet hosting function via its 2019 cancellation
Formative years and training
Harrison was born in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Lake Highlands Excessive Faculty in 1989. He attended Oklahoma Metropolis College on a soccer scholarship. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Chris Harrison Profession
From 1993–99, Harrison labored as a sports activities reporter at CBS affiliate KWTV in Oklahoma Metropolis. He additionally labored briefly for TVG Community, a horse racing channel, and was the host of Designers’ Problem on HGTV. In 2001, Harrison hosted the short-lived sport present Mall Masters for GSN.
In 2002, Harrison guest-starred on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, as a music present host, within the episode “Ping, Ping a Track”.
On November 23, 2008, Harrison hosted the American Music Awards pre-show reside on ABC. His co-hosts had been Dancing with the Stars decide Carrie Ann Inaba, and Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger.
The TV Information Community, now often known as “Pop,” introduced that Harrison was signed to anchor its reside pink carpet awards protection, starting with the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards in September. In 2011, Harrison and Brooke Burns co-hosted the sport present You Deserve It. He has additionally co-hosted Hollywood 411 on the previous TV Information Community. He has hosted Designers’ Problem on HGTV and Mall Masters on the Recreation Present Community.
In April 2015, Disney-ABC introduced that Harrison would change Terry Crews as host of the syndicated model of Who Needs to Be a Millionaire? for the 2015–16 season. GSN started airing reruns of this present on December 18, 2017, marking a return to the community for him for the reason that cancellation of Mall Masters.
On Might 19th, 2015 Harrison branched out from TV and revealed his first romance novel, The Good Letter.
Harrison hosts ABC’s actuality tv courting exhibits The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, and its spinoffs; he’s the one host the franchise has had. On February 13, 2021, Harrison introduced that he can be briefly stepping apart from the franchise after dealing with critcism on-line for defending a contestant accused of racism.
Chris Harrison Private life
He was married to his school sweetheart, Gwen Harrison. They’ve two kids, Joshua and Taylor. In Might 2012, after 18 years of marriage, Harrison and his spouse introduced they had been ending their marriage. As of 2018, Harrison was confirmed to be courting Lauren Zima, a reporter and journalist for Leisure Tonight.