Clinton Kelly is the Emmy Award-winning cohost of ABC’s daytime hit The Chew. He also cohosted What Not to Wear, TLC's longest-running primetime reality show for a decade.
The Chew, currently in its 5th season, is a food-centric lifestyle show, for which Clinton serves as moderator. In addition to leading cooking and interview segments, Clinton hosts regular branded segments like the very popular, “Clinton's Craft Corner.” Airing every weekday, The Chew reaches up to 4 million viewers each week.
Clinton starred in more than 300 episodes of What Not to Wear over the course of 10 years, offering honest style advice with a sense of humor. More than 1 million people watched the popular makeover program every week.
A contributing editor for Woman’s Day magazine, Kelly pens a monthly column,“Clinton Makes Over,” answering questions from the magazine’s nearly 20 million readers on a range of topics including food, entertaining, fashion and décor.
He is also the author of Freakin’ Fabulous, Freakin’ Fabulous on a Budget and Oh, No She Didn’t.
Kelly’s latest venture adds housewares designer to his list of accomplishments; his tabletop line, Effortless Table, is available on macys.com. His line of clothing for real women, Kelly by Clinton Kelly, is available at QVC, and he has a stationery line through PAPYRUS.
Clinton has enjoyed a partnership with Macy’s since 2005, most recently as the spokesman for Macy's Wedding and Gift Registry. He's also appeared in high-profile national television commercials, consulting on private-label ready-to-wear brands, conducting 100+ style seminars across the United States and launching interactive social media campaigns.
Other partnerships have included Tiki Brand, Chambord, The Mango Board, Sargento cheese, Dole salads, and The Pampered Chef.
Before entering the world of television, Kelly was a New York-based magazine editor and freelance writer. He received a Master's in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelor's in Communications from Boston College. Born in Panama City, Panama, he was raised in Port Jefferson Station, Long Island, and currently resides in Manhattan and Connecticut.