Steve Harvey, Host
Steve Harvey is a media conglomerate personified in a man whose career began doing stand-up comedy in the mid-1980s. His career has continued to flourish, becoming a top-rated radio host, fashion entrepreneur, best-selling author, popular game show host on Family Feud, and 2013 People’s Choice Award winner as “Favorite New Talk Show Host” for his new daytime show Steve Harvey. Harvey just recently renewed deals in January 2013 for his daytime show and radio show.
In addition to hosting his new daytime show, Harvey also serves as the host of the long-running syndicated game show, “Family Feud“ and is the host of the #1 rated nationally syndicated radio show, “Steve Harvey Morning Show,” which attracts approximately 7 million listeners each week. His first book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man was released in 2009 and became a #1 New York Times Bestseller, selling over 2 million copies and spending 64 weeks on this prestigious list. In December 2010, Harvey released his second book, Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers list. The hit film based on Harvey’s best-selling book, “Think Like A Man,” starring Taraji P. Hensen and Kevin Hart, debuted April 20, 2012 as the #1 movie in America for two weeks in a row. “Think Like A Man Too” is scheduled to debut in Spring 2014.
Harvey was born in Welch, West Virginia, and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio the youngest of five children, to a mom who was a homemaker and a dad who was a day laborer. As a young boy, Harvey always dreamed of being a performer. He would use a toothbrush as a microphone and practice being a comedian, while his dad shaved in front of the mirror. Harvey had a variety of jobs before he started his career in entertainment, such as a paper boy, grocery store clerk, employee at Ford Motor Company, owned a carpet cleaning business, sold insurance and numerous other jobs before embarking on his career in stand-up. A dedicated husband and father, together with his wife Marjorie they are parents to seven children ranging in age from teens to twenties.
Long dedicated to philanthropy, Harvey and his wife Marjorie believe that “dreaming is more important than anything.” Together, they advocate for the education, health and welfare of men, women and children worldwide. With their ‘The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation,’ they create and support programs, events, scholarships and organizations including: the ‘Disney Dreamers Academy,’ ‘The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation Gala,’ the ‘Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men’ and the ‘Girls Who Rule the World Mentoring Weekend,’ where they have served over 1,000 young men and women thus far. In addition to fostering the education and well-being of youth, Harvey has created uplifting community endeavors including ‘The Neighborhood Awards,’ a yearly Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, donating technology and supplies to schools and more.
Each weekday in his new multi-topic show, Harvey will talk to real people with real issues and bring his funny, fresh, insightful and common sense approach to everyday problems. Drawing from his varied life experiences, Harvey will entertain, inform and inspire, covering a vast range of relatable topics such as marriage, dating, finance, parenting, workplace issues, friendship and the daily dramas we face throughout our lives, all with his unique comedic spin.
“Steve Harvey” is produced by Endemol USA at the state-of-the-art WMAQ / NBC 5 studios located in downtown Chicago. Alex Duda, Harvey and Rushion McDonald serve as executive producers. The show is distributed in national broadcast syndication by NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution.