Tom Bergeron (born May 6, 1955) is an American television personality and game show host, best known as the host of the ABC reality series Dancing with the Stars (2005 to present) and host of America's Funniest Home Videos (2001 to present). He was also host of Hollywood Squares (1998 to 2004) and a fill-in host for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. He is a Daytime Emmy winner. Bergeron was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts. His first job in broadcasting was as a disc jockey at local radio station WHAV, in his home town of Haverhill, Massachusetts. He became a popular radio DJ in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire in the early 1980s on Portsmouth's WHEB, where he played comedy records along with music and offbeat interviews. His popularity led to additional TV and radio auditions. One of his first jobs on television was as host of a local game show, Granite State Challenge, on New Hampshire Public Television (produced at NHPTV flagship station WENH-TV).
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