A leading authority in the do-it-yourself home improvement field, Ron Hazelton is the host of his own home improvement series, “Ron Hazelton’s HouseCalls,” now in its tenth season. Formerly, he was the Home Improvement Editor for ABC’s “Good Morning America“.
On the road, at the studio or in his workshop, Ron Hazelton is on a mission: to provide people with the friendly advice and motivation they need to improve their homes and surrounding. On-site coaching for do-it-yourselfers continues to be Ron’s hallmark. “Ron Hazelton’s HouseCalls”, which he produces and hosts, assists viewers with a wide variety of “weekend” projects.
Reaching nearly 85% of U.S. markets, the reality-based, how-to show has also been broadcast in the United Kingdom, Australia, Israel, and Mexico.
As the former Home Improvement Editor for “Good Morning America,” Ron reported on a variety of topics related to home improvement, design, repair, health, and safety. He hosted the History Channel series, “Hands on History,” and other History Channel programs including, “Modern Marvels” and “Save our History: Frontier Homes.” Ron has also offered his home improvement expertise on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “Inside Edition.” He also had his own weekend home improvement show on ABC’s KGO-TV, “The House Doctor” for over six years.
The son of a building contractor, Ron began his journey into the world of home improvement when he left a successful marketing career to return to his roots and hone his woodworking skills. After founding an antique restoration workshop in San Francisco in 1978, he became recognized as a master craftsmen and cabinetmaker.
Hoping to share with others the satisfaction he had working with his hands to enhance the beauty and comfort of a home, he embarked on his first television venture in 1989, pioneering the concept of reality-based, on-location home improvement television with “The House Doctor.” The series of more than 200 episodes, which he originally created, co-produced and hosted for KGO-TV in San Francisco, aired on the Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV).
Ron is the founder of the online destination www.ronhazelton.com. He’s an enthusiastic advocate for the Internet and believes it to be the ideal medium for delivering relevant on-demand, how-to content to home improvement enthusiasts.
A long time safety advocate, Ron often uses television and the internet to get across home safety messages. He is national spokesperson for the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, a non-profit, fire safety organization.
Ron is the author of “Ron Hazelton’s HouseCalls: America’s Most Requested Home Improvement Projects,” published by Time-Life books in 1999. He is currently working on a new book series “Home Essentials” to be published this summer, 2009, by F+W Publications.
He lives in Fairfield, Connecticut with his wife, two children, two dogs, a dozen fish and a never-ending “honey do” list.
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