Chris Harrison | Srivideo
Born Name: Christopher Bryan Harrison
Date of Birth: July 26, 1971
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, United States
Occupation: Television personality
Height: 1.78 m
Spouse(s): Gwen Harrison (m. 1994; div. 2012)
Partner(s): Lauren Zima (2018 - present)
Children: Joshua Harrison, Taylor Harrison
Christopher Bryan Harrison (born July 26, 1971) is an American television and game show host, best known for his role as host of the ABC reality television dating show The Bachelor since 2002, and its spin-offs The Bachelorette since 2003, Bachelor Pad from 2010 to 2012, Bachelor in Paradise since 2014, the first season of Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise in 2015, Bachelor Live in 2016, and The Bachelor Winter Games in 2018. He also served as the host of the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire from his 2015 hosting role through its 2019 cancellation.
Early life and education
Harrison was born in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Lake Highlands High School in 1989. He attended Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
From 1993–99, Harrison worked as a sports reporter at CBS affiliate KWTV in Oklahoma City. He also worked briefly for TVG Network, a horse racing channel, and was the host of Designers' Challenge on HGTV. In 2001, Harrison hosted the short-lived game show Mall Masters for GSN.
In 2002, Harrison guest-starred on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, as a music show host, in the episode "Ping, Ping a Song".
On November 23, 2008, Harrison hosted the American Music Awards pre-show live on ABC. His co-hosts were Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba, and Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger.
The TV Guide Network, now known as "Pop," announced that Harrison was signed to anchor its live red carpet awards coverage, beginning with the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards in September. In 2011, Harrison and Brooke Burns co-hosted the game show You Deserve It. He has also co-hosted Hollywood 411 on the former TV Guide Network. He has hosted Designers' Challenge on HGTV and Mall Masters on the Game Show Network.
In April 2015, Disney-ABC announced that Harrison would replace Terry Crews as host of the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? for the 2015–16 season. GSN began airing reruns of this show on December 18, 2017, marking a return to the network for him since the cancellation of Mall Masters.
On May 19th, 2015 Harrison branched out from TV and published his first novel, "The Perfect Letter", a fictional romance novel.
Harrison hosts ABC’s The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise, he is the only host the franchise has ever had.
He was married to his college sweetheart, Gwen Harrison. They have two children, Joshua and Taylor. In May 2012, after 18 years of marriage, Harrison and his wife announced they were ending their marriage. As of 2018, Harrison was confirmed to be dating Lauren Zima, a reporter and journalist for Entertainment Tonight.