Michael Gelman Biography
Michael Gelman is the executive producer of Live with Kelly and Ryan(1988), The Morning Show (Regis Philbin, Cyndy Garvey) (1983) and Back on Board: Greg Louganis (2014). He also has a Guinness World Record for the most morning talk show episodes produced by the same producer.
Michael Gelman Age
He was born on August 4, 1961 in Highland Park, Illinois.
Michael Gelman Height
His height is undisclosed.
Michael Gelman Education
He earned a degree in Broadcast Production Management from the University of Colorado School of Journalism.
Michael Gelman Parents
Michael is remembering Regis Philbin. Gelman, a longtime producer of Live who makes frequent appearances on the show, penned a tribute in honor of the late morning show host. Philbin died from a myocardial infarction due to coronary artery disease.
“Regis used to say that he and I had a great father/son relationship, but that I was the father. I couldn’t agree more,” he begins his tribute in Entertainment Weekly to Philbin, who hosted Live for 23 years. “Even in my early 20s when I first started working with him, he was the mischievous pot-stirrer and I was the one trying to keep him out of trouble.”
Michael Gelman Wife
In 2000, he married Laurie Hibberd, a television personality from Canada who also worked in morning television as the co-host of FX’s Breakfast Time with Tom Bergeron. She is a convert to Judaism, the faith of her husband and they live in Manhattan.
Michael Gelman Kids
They have two daughters, Jamie and Misha.
Michael Gelman Producer
He took over the reins of the most popular New York morning show in 1987 and helped orchestrate its transition to a national ratings powerhouse a year later, he became the youngest producer of a national talk show. Today. as executive producer of “LIVE.” he has the longest tenure at the helm of any of the top syndicated shows. In that time he’s overseen two additional successful transitions – the search that resulted in Kelly Ripa joining “LIVE” in 2001, and, most recently, Ryan Seacrest’s selection as the show’s co-host.
Gelman first joined ‘LIVE’ as a freelance production assistant on what was then known as “The Morning Show.” Soon after, he was hired as a staff production assistant and later named associate producer, working in that role for two years. He left the show to pursue freelance opportunities and produced original “LIVE” host Regis Philbin’s highly-rated primetime variety program. “The Regis Philbin Show,” which aired on Lifetime. In 1987, Gelman returned to “The Morning Show” as executive producer. The following year, the show went into national syndication as ‘Live with Regis & Kathie Lee.’
While attending college, he worked as a cameraman, field producer and editor, covering pre-Olympic trials all over the country for the U.S. Ski Association. During the summer of his junior year, he was a college intern at WABC-TV in New York, working on the program that directly preceded Philbin’s debut with “The Morning Show.-
Michael Gelman Nominations
He has earned accolades from the industry and the audience, illustrated by the show’s extraordinary ratings success, twenty-four Emmy nominations and 2012 Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment.
Michael Gelman Salary
His salary per year is $2 million.
Michael Gelman Net Worth
He has a net worth of $15 million.