Brian Balthazar is a tv host, comic and executive producer.
On camera, he is a frequent guest on the Today Show and The Wendy Williams Show, where he has appeared more than 100 times. He appeared as a guest co-host of the fourth hour of “Today” alongside Jenna Bush for a special hour dedicated to home and design, featuring his own weekend retreat. He also was featured as a guest co-host on the Wendy Williams Show, where he showcased his passion for celebrity news and cooking. He’s also a recurring guest host on Page Six TV and has been featured prominently on the Food Network Kitchen App, where he shares his cocktail recipes.
Behind the scenes, he launched NBC’s fourth hour of the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda and was a co-executive producer of The View. He spent more than a decade as a network executive at HGTV, where he oversaw such shows as House Hunters, Love It or List It, Flip or Flop, Christina on the Coast and Flipping 101.
He is currently the president of Balthazar Entertainment, where he develops and executive produces shows for cable and streaming platforms, including the upcoming series “Tough Love with Hilary Farr,” “Christina, Stronger By Design” and “Holmes Knows Holmes.”
Originally a standup comic, Brian has hosted a number of events nationally, including the Miss Mississippi USA competition, Miss Tennessee USA Competition, The Louise Batz Patient Safety Foundation Annual Gala, and North Shore Animal League America Annual Gala.