Ron Hazelton Biography
Ron Hazelton is an American TV personality born on 29th May 1942 in Binghamton, New York, United States. He is well known as the host of home improvement television series Ron Hazelton’s HouseCalls, a home improvement series and is the former home improvement editor for ‘Good Morning America’.
Ron Hazelton Education
Ron attended Florida State University majoring in pre-med but later dropped it to major in radio and television for about a year. He later dropped that to study business majoring in marketing.
Ron Hazelton Age
Ron was born on 29th May 1942 in Binghamton, New York, United States. He is 76 years as of 2018.
Ron Hazelton Family
Ron’s parents are Earl and Wanda Hazelton. His father was a plastering contractor and owned a shop. His has a brother with whom he used to spend time with in his father’s shop.
Ron Hazelton Wife
Ron married Lynn Robin Drasin on 19th October 1997 in New York. Lynn was a segment producer of Good Morning America in New York on ABC-TV. They got married at the Plaza in New York and reside in Fairfield, Connecticut. Ron was previously married, a detail that he revealed in an interview. He said that his separation from his wife led to him to join the navy.
Ron Hazelton Children
Ron has two children from his marriage to Lynn Robin Drasin. They are however unknown to the public.
Ron Hazelton Career
Ron began his career at AT&T as a management training, right after he graduated from the Business school, where he worked for almost a year. He later joined Navy joining Officer Candidate School.In his three years in the Navy he served as a volunteer for destroyer and the public information officer of the ship.
He later joined the media as a war correspondent and later joined a couple of small film production companies in Boston.He later shifted into advertising and worked as an account manager for three advertising agency.
In 1976 he got a job as a furniture maker which lasted for a month. In 1977 he opened a shop, Cow Hollow Woodworks, which he owned for almost fifteen years.
In 1989 he made his first television appearance on Good Morning, Bay Area. His first segment was about how to clean furniture and later expanded to anything related to home. When the show went off air, the producer asked Ron to co-produce and host, ‘The House Doctor’ in 1989, the show was initially made for KGO-TV, but later launched on HGTV in January 1995.
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In September 1996, Ron joined Good Morning America as Home Improvement Editor. His role was to report on home related topics which includes home improvement, maintenance, repair, health and safety.
Ron is a master craftsman and cabinet maker who specialises in the “do-it-yourself” home improvement information field.
Hazelton hosted and co-produced a home improvement television series on the Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV). He has been featured in many television shows, as a home improvement expert, such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Discovery Channel’s Popular Mechanics and Lifetime Television’s Our Home.
Ron also hosted ‘Hands on History’ on History Channel and also other programs such as Modern Marvels and Save our History: Frontier Homes on the same channel.
Ron is also the founder of the online destination www.ronhazelton.com. Ron is the national spokesperson of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, a non-profit, fire safety organization.
Ron Hazelton’s HouseCalls
Ron Hazelton’s HouseCalls is a nationally syndicated home improvement weekly, half- hour television series which was first aired in the fall of 1999. The program offers how-to demonstrations showing how to take on and complete today’s most popular home improvement projects. Aimed at homeowners with average do-it-yourself skills, HouseCalls features step-by-step coaching for getting the project done right … the first time.
The show features Ron traveling across the country in a motor home working alongside families as they take on a wide variety of “weekend” projects.
Ron Hazelton Books
- Ron Hazelton’s HouseCalls: America’s Most Requested Home Improvement Projects
- Plumbing Made Easy
- Electrical Made Easy
Ron Hazelton Net worth
Ron has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
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Ron Hazelton Videos
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Ron Hazelton Interview
Ron did an interview with TownVibe Fairfield magazine about his secrets, his home life, and his concerns.
What would surprise fans about you?
Ron Hazelton: Even though I’m an inveterate do-it-yourself guy, I don’t cut my own lawn or shovel my own driveway, and I’ve made my share of calls to the plumber and electrician. I’m a compulsive problem solver when it comes to anything home-related, but like most folks who have kids and a career, I just can’t fit it all in.
Any tips on choosing a good contractor?
Ron Hazelton: References, references, references—preferably from people you know. If a potential contractor is late for an appointment, isn’t timely with estimates and proposals, is slow to return phone calls, move on to another candidate.
When is it time to call in a professional?
Ron Hazelton: The truth is, most things are not overly complex. However, there is nearly always a learning curve. That means making mistakes, not having the needed tools, and having to do a bit of trial and error. Pros are specialists; we pay for their experience. So it’s different for everyone.
My kids are begging me to build a tree house. Can you help me do that?
Ron Hazelton: When I got started in home improvement television twenty years ago, we pioneered the idea of going to people’s homes and doing projects with them. I loved it and I’d love to help with the treehouse. There’s just something about working with a family to build something that’s very gratifying.
What is the most innovative home improvement you’ve seen?
Ron Hazelton: A healing pyramid for a sick new-age cat. I kid you not. Google “healing pyramids” and see for yourself.
What do you think of making our homes and lives “greener”?
Ron Hazelton: For most of us, it’s a matter of money or conscience. Both can be motivators. Some folks are quite concerned about greenhouse gases and global warming. Others want to see a long-term financial gain. I’m certain the technology will get better and cheaper and many green options will become standard procedure.
You are a frequent guest on “Inside Edition.” Are there any scandals involving home improvement?
Ron Hazelton: Most of the time when “Inside Edition” calls, it’s because of some home-related accident. Under normal circumstances, getting folks’ attention with safety messages is tough. However, when a tragedy makes the news, there is a short period afterward when people become more receptive.
You are actually quite the chef. What’s your favorite dish?
Ron Hazelton: I’m definitely a rib guy. I like them smoky and falling off the bone and, of course, the sauce has got to be just so. My process, which involves both baking and slow cooking over charcoal, takes a good part of the day.
Source: TownVibe Fairfield, March/April 2013 issue