We are excited to officially announce that Emmy Award-winning television personality, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and humanitarian Leeza Gibbons is the recipient of the 2015 DR Icon Award! This exclusive award honors an individual whose personal brand and extraordinary talent have re-shaped direct response marketing.
In addition to her impressive background in the field of entertainment and news media, Leeza Gibbons is an instrumental advocate for healthcare, wellness, and caregiving. A successful businesswoman, she is also a New York Times bestselling author, wife, and mother. The spectrum of Leeza’s career in entertainment and news media is diverse and impressive. Her on-camera hosting dominance in the entertainment-news and talk-show arenas, ranges from the most popular entertainment news show in history, Entertainment Tonight, to her award-winning daytime talk show, Leeza, which she also executive produced. In 2013, Leeza published her first NY Times Bestseller Take 2, a personal growth guide designed to help people recreate themselves and hit the reset button on their lives. Later that year, Leeza won the 2013 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host for the PBS show, My Generation.
This past spring, Leeza was crowned the winner of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, using her business and her trademark kindness. In a surprise victory that stunned the nation and forever changed the narrative on the cut throat competition show, Leeza proved that “nice girls” can finish first and viewers responded by handing Celebrity Apprentice its highest single season ratings since 2011.
Recognized as a social entrepreneur, Leeza has become one of the leading voices for issues facing family caregivers. When her mother and grandmother were struggling with Alzheimer’s disease, she created what she wished she and her family had and started the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation. Her training as a journalist united with her compassion and business savvy when she opened the foundation’s signature programs Leeza’s Place and Leeza’s Care Connection, offering free services for family caregivers and encouraging them to call on their courage and summon their strength for the long journey ahead.
Check out this classic infomercial for Sheer Cover featuring the beautiful and talented Leeza Gibbons!
Past recipients of the DR Icon Award include Susan Lucci (2014), Montel Williams (2012), and Jack LaLanne (2011).
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