GORDON ELLIOTT,executive producer
In 1980 Gordon Elliott made his television debut in his native Australia. At age 23, he was named host of Australia's No. 1 morning news program, "Good Morning Australia," where he reported on events, lifestyle trends and happenings "Down Under."
From 1987 to 1991, Elliott was a feature reporter on Fox Television's "A Current Affair." During that time, in 1988, the New York City-based morning program "Good Day New York" debuted with Elliott as an original host. For six years New Yorkers watched as he brought fun and unpredictability to the broadcast most notably with his signature "door knocks," in which he would surprise unsuspecting viewers by knocking on their front doors during the live broadcast.
From 1994 to 1997, Elliott hosted CBS' first, daily, syndicated talk show, "The Gordon Elliott Show," a fun, intelligent alternative in daytime television that tackled issues of the day and a variety of topics, including family, relationships and pop culture.
In 1999, after a brief hiatus, Elliott returned to television with his newly formed Follow Productions, where he starred and produced in television series for Food Network, including "Door Knock Dinners" and "Follow That Food." Follow Productions has produced 17 lifestyle television series and has discovered and developed personalities including Paula Deen and The Neelys. The production company continues to create and produce food and lifestyle programming that includes "Paula Deen's Home Cooking" and "Paula Deen's Best Dishes" for Food Network, as well as "Down Home with the Neelys," "Big Daddy's House" and "Spice & Easy."
Over the years, Elliott has also hosted primetime network specials for ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. In 2008 he won an Emmy Award for Best Lifestyle Series for his work on "Paula's Home Cooking."
Elliott resides in upstate New York with his wife, Sophie, and their three sons.
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