Kevin O’Connor, Host of This Old House on PBS


Nominated for an “Outstanding Service Show Host” Emmy® Award in his debut season, Kevin O’Connor has been appearing as host of the Emmy Award-winning series, This Old House, and the Emmy-nominated series, Ask This Old House since 2003. He also serves on the editorial board of This Old House magazine, published by This Old House Ventures, Inc.

Kevin, along with his four brothers and two sisters, grew up on various job sites led by his father, a civil engineer. Years later he remains an avid home enthusiast who is in the midst of renovating his first home, a Victorian fixer-upper. When Kevin, a lifelong fan of This Old House, and his wife Kathleen became overwhelmed by their long to-do list, they sent an e-mail seeking help from the Ask this Old House experts. To their surprise and delight, the House call served as Kevin’s first screen test to serve as the new host (the third host in the history of the pioneer home improvement series). The rest is history.

Kevin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the College of the Holy Cross in 1990 and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Boston University in 1999. Most recently Kevin worked for Bank of America as a Senior Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Group and before that in the Sports Finance Group at Fleet Bank.

Originally from New Jersey and an avid traveler, Kevin lives with his wife and three children in an 1894 Queen Anne Victorian home north of Boston.