Harvey Levin is the executive producer and on-air host for "TMZ" as of September 2015. Other staff members include producer Dax Holt and television editor Brian McDaniel. "TMZ," which premiered on Sept. 10, 2007, features gossip about celebrities' personal lives.
Levin, who was born on Sept. 2, 1950, is a lawyer and legal analyst. He practiced law in California from 1975 until 1996. He was a legal professor at the University of Miami School of Law and Whittier College School of Law. He became the founder and managing editor of TMZ.com in 2005 when AOL and Telepictures Productions launched the website. TMZ.com broke the news of Mel Gibson's DUI arrest and Chris Brown's assault on Rihanna under Levin's direction. Levin also broke the news of the deaths of Brittany Murphy, Heath Ledger and Michael Jackson. Levin has won nine Emmys for his broadcast work as of 2015.
Dax Holt was born on Aug. 3, 1982 in Denver, Colorado. Before working as a producer for TMZ, he worked for "Good Day L.A." and "Showbiz Tonight." He married his wife in 2008, and they have one child together.
Brian McDaniel majored in film at the University of Southern California. He joined "TMZ" as the television editor before its launch in 2007. He frequently appears on the show, as well as on "TMZ Sports" and "TMZ Live." He also tours as a stand-up comedian.