What Are Some Facts About Clinton Kelly?


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Clinton Kelly is an American fashion consultant and media personality. He co-hosted with Stacy London on "What Not to Wear," a reality program that featured fashion makeovers. In 2011, Kelly joined the cast as the moderator of ABC's daytime cooking show "The Chew."

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Kelly was born in Panama City, Panama and raised in Port Jefferson Station, Long Island, New York. He graduated from Comsewogue High School in 1987. He attended Boston College and graduated with a degree in communications in 1991. After college, he attained his master's degree in journalism, specializing in magazine publishing at Northwestern University in 1993.

Kelly started his career as a freelance writer for several fashion magazines. Although he still continues to write, he has expanded into fashion consulting and designing. As of 2015, Kelly is a contributing editor for Woman’s Day magazine, where he pens the monthly column “Clinton Makes Over” to answer questions from the magazine’s nearly 20 million readers on a range of topics including food, entertaining, fashion and decoration.

As of 2015, Kelly is a moderator for a food-centric lifestyle show called "The Chew." In addition to leading cooking and interview segments, Clinton hosts regular branded segments such as“Clinton's Craft Corner.” Airing every weekday as of 2015, "The Chew" reaches up to 4 million viewers each week. Before "The Chew," Kelly starred in more than 300 episodes of "What Not to Wear" over the course of 10 years. Clinton Kelly is openly gay, and married Damon Bayles in 2009.

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