Debbie Matenopoulos Bio-Wiki, Age, Family, Baby, The View and Net Worth

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Who is Debbie Matenopoulos?

Debbie Matenopoulos (born: Thespina Matenopoulos) is an American actress, television host, celebrated journalist, and lifestyle expert. She is a two-time Emmy Award Nominee.

Debbie debuted in the entertainment industry at the age of 17 in 1997. She was hired as an MTV production assistant. She also became the youngest person in history to hold a permanent position on daytime network television. Barbara Walters handpicked her to be among the five first co-hosts on ABC’s venerable talk show The view. It was Walters’ new talk show.

After the view, she also went on to host shows like Good Day Live on FOX, the Emmy-Nominated Instant Beauty Pageant The Style Network. She also hosted E! shows, Live from the Red Carpet, The Daily 10, and Fashion Police among others Debbie was influential in the launch of the TV Guide channel where she was one of the first on-camera hosts.

Matenopoulus has also appeared in several films. She served as co-host for The Insider for two years and special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, a position she held until the show’s cancelation on September 9, 2017. She is also a regular columnist for Hallmark’s Home and Family. Subsequently, she was named as a Special Correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. In 2016, while still co-host of The Insider, she went on to become the co-host of Home and Family, replacing Cristina Ferrare.

A photo of Debbie Matenopoulos
A photo of Debbie Matenopoulos

How Old is Debbie Matenopoulos?

Debbie is 48 years old as of February 2023, having been born on December 13, 1974, in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. Her name Thespina was later anglicized to Debbie. Debbie shares her birthday with celebrities such as; Taylor Swift, Dick Van Dyke, Maverick Baker, Stampy, Ethan Garcia, Jamie Foxx, and many more.

Debbie Matenopoulos Family

Who are Matenopoulos’s parents?

She is of Greek Ancestry. She was born to Nicolaos T. Matenopoulos (Father) who is a furniture maker and Efrosini Matenopoulos (Mother) is a hairstylist. Her father was stricken by ALS and later died on March 7, 2012.

Does Matenopoulos have siblings?

Debbie has two siblings, a brother called Ike Matenopoulos and a sister Maria Matenopoulos Thurman.

Debbie Matenopoulos Education

She received her high school education at John Randolph Tucker High School. After high school, she joined Virginia Commonwealth University for only one year then transferred to the Journalism Department at New York University.

Matenopoulus became a member of the women’s fraternity Alpha Omicron Pi. She also worked at MTV as an intern while at New York University. She swiftly moved up the ranks and soon became story coordinator for UnFiltered.

Debbie Matenopoulos Husband

She was married to Jay Faires, the president of Music at Lions Gate Entertainment and also the founder of Mammoth Records on July 5, 2003. In March 2008, the couple separated. On November 12, 2008, Faires filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court where he cited “irreconcilable differences.” In the summer of 2013, she eloped with Jon Falcone her one-year boyfriend in Greece. Jon Falcone is an actor and photographer.

Debbie Matenopoulos Kids

On October 29, 2014, She gave birth to her daughter with Jon Falcone. Her daughter is named Alexandra Kalliope Falcone. Moreover, she gave birth to her first born son in 1995. However, her son’s name and whereabouts is not mentioned on the internet.

Debbie Matenopoulos The View

After a chance meeting with Barbara Walters, Debbie was invited to audition and was cast. She became the youngest Co-host on the show. After over seven years after her last appearance on the show, Debbie was invited back as a special guest co-host for a day. It was the first of many more appearances she made on the show over years.

Debbie Matenopoulos Home and Family

She is the host of Hallmark Channel’s show Home and Family. She offers advice in the areas of home improvement, parenting, fitness, and health. Being a Greek-American girl at heart, her love of tradition, family, and her love of Greek culture is crucial to her above all else. She is always very passionate about sharing her experience with family, food, health, and fitness.

Debbie Matenopoulos Cookbook

It’s All Greek To Me

She was the first member of her family born in America. She grew up in a traditional Greek household, eating delicious and authentic Greek cooking that her family passed down for generations. In It’s All Greek to Me, She shares 120 of her family’s traditional Greek recipes. She also adds her own touch to make them even healthier and easier to prepare.

Debbie Matenopoulos Salary and Net Worth

She has a net worth of $3.5 million and an annual salary of $300,000.