Clinton Kelly

Clinton Kelly Headshot

Actor

A savvy fashion consultant in print and on television since the mid-1990s, Clinton Kelly rose to national fame as the co-host of the popular makeover program "What Not To Wear" (TLC 2003-2013). The program, which featured Kelly and fashion consultant Stacy London providing sensible if occasionally snarky tips to participants willing to have their wardrobes dismissed and replaced, helped to make the former writer and editor a household name, which he smartly parlayed into a variety of projects, from authoring several advice books on fashion to consulting duties on the 2010 Miss America pageant. In 2011, he became a co-host on the popular talk show "The Chew" (ABC 2011-18), which served as further proof of his skyrocketing status as one of American television's favorite personalities. Born February 22, 1969 in Panama City, Panama, Clinton Kelly was raised in the Long Island, New York hamlet of Port Jefferson Station, where he attended Comsewogue High School. After graduation in 1987, he earned a degree in communication from Boston College in 1991 before receiving a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University three years later. As a professional, Kelly worked as a freelance writer at several publications before serving as editor at Marie Claire and deputy editor at Mademoiselle, where he also penned a column under the nom du plume of "Joe L'Amour." He then transitioned to the executive editor's chair at the Daily News Record, a New York-based men's fashion publication. While there, Kelly was tapped to replace Wayne Scot Lukas as co-host of TLC's "What Not To Wear" series. The reality/makeover program featured Kelly and co-host Stacy London as fashion consultants to participants, both famous and civilian, in need of sartorial advice. The breezy repartee and sibling-esque relationship between the hosts, as well as their viewer-friendly fashion choices, helped to make "What Not To Wear" one of the network's most popular programs for a decade until its final season in 2013. While serving on "What Not To Wear," Kelly and London penned Dress Your Best: The Complete Guide to Finding The Style That's Right for Your Body (2005), which was followed three years later by a solo effort, Freakin' Fabulous: How to Dress, Speak, Eat, Drink, Entertain, Decorate and Generally be Better Than Everyone Else (2008), and a weekly style column for the Chicago Tribune's "RedEye" section. He soon expanded his brand to included consulting work on the TLC series "Miss America: Countdown to the Crown" (2008-09) and the 2010 Miss America pageant itself. Kelly also released his own fashion line, which include the popular Extended Tab 5 Trousers in 2008, before writing his third book, Oh No She Didn't, which detailed fashion faux pas, in 2010. As "What Not To Wear" ran its course, Kelly signed on as co-host of "The Chew," a weekly daytime talk show devoted to cooking and food. His witty banter with co-hosts Carla Hall, Daphne Oz, Michael Symon and Mario Batali quickly became one of the show's comic trademarks. In 2017, Kelly published a memoir entitled I Hate Everyone Except You.

Credits

Self-Made Mansions from HGTV

Actor
Show
2021

Self-Made Mansions

Host
Reality
2020

Access Daily

Guest
Show
2019

Tamron HallStream

Guest
Talk
2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

Guest
Show
2019

Family Food ShowdownStream

Judge
Reality
2019

Haunted Gingerbread ShowdownStream

Host
Reality
2018

¡No te lo pongas!: México

Host
Show
2018

The Chew: Snowed in for the Holidays

Host
Show
2017

Celebrity Animal Encounters

Self
Show
2017

The Chew: The Best Backyard Barbecue in HISTORY!

Host
Show
2017

The Chew Saves the Holidays

Host
Show
2016

No te lo pongas

Host
Show
2016

Harry

Guest
Talk
2016

The Chew's Ultimate Countdown to the Holidays

Host
Show
2015

Chopped JuniorStream

Judge
Reality
2015

Love at First SwipeStream

Host
Reality
2015

Spring Baking ChampionshipStream

Host
Reality
2015

PM Style With Shawn Killinger

Guest
Show
2015

The Meredith Vieira Show

Guest
Talk
2014

The KitchenStream

Guest
Reality
2014

ABC's Fall Preview Special Presented by The Chew

Host
Show
2013

ABC Fall Preview Special Presented by The Chew

Host
Show
2013

Ultimate BBQ Cookout Countdown

Host
Show
2013

Emmys Red Carpet Live

Host
Show
2012

Katie

Guest
Talk
2012

The Chew Presents ABC's Primetime Fall Preview Special

Host
Show
2012

Inspired Style

Guest
Show
2012

The Chew

Host
Talk
2011

The Royal Wedding: The Encore and More

Host
Show
2011

Countdown to the Royal Wedding

Host
Show
2011

The Marilyn Denis Show

Guest
Show
2011

What Not to Wear: Dressing Your Age

Host
Show
2010

Kelly by Clinton Kelly

Host
Show
2010

Miss America: Behind the Curtain

Host
Show
2010

Miss America: Countdown to the Crown

Host
Show
2009

Q Check

Guest
Show
2008

The Wendy Williams Show

Guest
Talk
2008

The Better Show

Guest
Show
2007

The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet

Guest
Show
2007

Rachael Ray ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2006

The Tyra Show

Guest
Talk
2005

What Not to WearStream

Host
Reality
2003

The View

Guest
Talk
1997

Good Morning America

Guest
News
1975

Today

Guest
News
1952

News aboutClinton Kelly