Born July 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas, Chris Harrison is best known as the host of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The former sportscaster got his hosting start with Mall Masters in 2000 before landing his role on the hit dating show two years later.
Harrison — who married his college sweetheart, Gwen, in 1993 and divorced in 2012 — has two children. In addition to his hosting duties on The Bachelor, he is also a co-host on TV Guide’s Hollywood 411, where he interviews celebrities and reports live from the red carpet.
After grilling booted Bachelor contestant Rozlyn Papa in Feb. 2010 during the Women Tell All special, she accused Harrison of hitting on ex-producer Ryan Callahan’s wife (a claim he denied). Despite their public feud, Harrison remains friends with many previous contestants from the show.
In 2015, he published his first book, a romance novel titled The Perfect Letter. He began dating reporter Lauren Zima in 2018.