Teresa Strasser Biography
Teresa Strasser whose full name is Teresa Lynn Strasser is an American writer and television personality known for hosting the first season of the home makeover show While You Were Out on TLC. She also co-hosted The Adam Carolla Show.
Teresa Strasser Age
Strasser is 51 years old as 2021. She was born on June 8, 1970, in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States
Teresa Strasser Height
Strasser stands at a height of 1.68 m.
Teresa Strasser Family
Strasser was brought up in San Francisco, by her mother. She was raised Jewish. However, not much is known about her parents.
Teresa Strasser Husband
On June 25, 2008, Strasser married IBM accountant Daniel Wachinski in an intimate wedding at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nathaniel “Buster” James, the couple’s first child, was born on September 24, 2009. Andrew, her second son, was born in 2012.
Teresa Strasser Net Worth
Strasser has an estimated net worth of $20 Million which she has earned through her career as a writer and television personality.
Teresa Strasser Salary
Details of her annual salary are still under review.
Teresa Strasser Education
Strasser received low-income scholarships to The Brandeis School of San Francisco and Lick-Wilmerding High School. She went on to New York University to study journalism. Teresa was a member of Anorexia Anonymous for over seven years.
Teresa Strasser Career
Strasser began writing for Win Ben Stein’s Money in 1997, for which he won a Daytime Emmy Award, and went on to have a number of minor film appearances and writing credits, including a writing credit on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Teresa Strasser While You Were Out
When longtime host Anna Bocci left the show in 2002, Strasser took over and hosted fifty episodes of While You Were Out. Strasser has previously worked on the show as a writer. She didn’t consider herself helpful, but her dark sense of humour and sensitivity compensated for it, as she cried after multiple restorations. After one season, Strasser departed the show.
The Adam Carolla Show and The Adam Carolla Podcast
On May 8, 2006, Strasser took over as the news anchor for The Adam Carolla Show, replacing Rachel Perry. Prior to Perry’s departure from the show, she had previously worked as a fill-in. She quit the show in 2010 after taping was relocated to the evening, causing a scheduling difficulty. Alison Rosen, a “radio co-host and News Girl,” took her position.
Teresa Strasser’s Ex-Files
In September 2006, a portion on the show focused on Strasser’s previous relationships. Her ex-boyfriends, including Steve Agee, a writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live! and an actor on The Sarah Silverman Program, and Brandon, a marketing executive, addressed why their relationship ended. Strasser and her ex are usually embarrassed by the skit, such as when she said Agee cried after sex. Strasser dated writer Greg Lee for eight months when the piece premiered on September 6, 2006.
Strasser also acknowledged to being deceived by a sexual pervert during her interview with Agee. She claimed that a man stripped and masturbated in her flat after she welcomed him in, mistakingly believing that one of her friends had purchased her a Strip-o-gram. Strasser is also believed to have dated Brian Dunkleman, a former American Idol host.
The Parent Experiment Podcast
Strasser and Lynette Carolla (wife of Adam Carolla) co-hosted a weekly hourlong podcast on their parenting experiences from February to August 2010. Due to other commitments, Strasser departed the Parent Experiment and was replaced by Susanna Brisk.
Teresa Strasser Peter Tilden Show
Strasser was introduced as Tilden’s female co-anchor on the Peter Tilden Show by KABC on August 19, 2010. On August 23, 2010, Strasser started working there. Teresa finished her last show on KABC on August 26, 2011, in order to focus on her TV, commercial voiceover, and camera work.
Teresa Strasser Easy Listening Podcast – Gina Grad
In April 2019 Teresa started a podcast with Gina Grad to discuss other podcasts.
Other television work
Following his departure from While You Were Out, Strasser co-hosted Lover’s Lounge, a dating game show block on the Game Show Network, with Helen Keaney in 2000 and 2001. In 2004, she was also the New York correspondent for both Good Day Live and On-Air With Ryan Seacrest, as well as a feature storey reporter for several episodes of Good Day New York. Strasser appeared on the 2006 ABC sitcom How to Get the Guy as a “love coach” alongside Shop ‘Til You Drop presenter JD Roberto until the show was cancelled.
She took over as co-host of the TV Guide Channel show TV Watercooler from Debra Wilson in October 2006. She appears on VH1 and Enumerous !’s “list” shows on a regular basis. Miss Match, a dramedy starring Alicia Silverstone, featured her as a guest star. Strasser worked as a correspondent for TMZ on TV, an entertainment and gossip news show that debuted in September 2007.
Adam Carolla Show
Due to a scheduling clash with the Adam Carolla Show, she left TMZ. She’s also covered the Emmy Awards and the Tony Awards red carpets for E! and TV Guide Network, respectively. Teresa is presently a host and reporter for The List, a new Scripps Networks show. The show covers pop culture, news, and current events, as well as celebrity news and events and what’s going on in the neighbourhood. Currently co-hosting The List, a TV show about pop culture.
Teresa Strasser Writing career
Strasser has written freelance columns for The Los Angeles Times and The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, and was named columnist of the year by the Los Angeles Press Club on June 24, 2006. Strasser is currently a regular contributor to The Los Angeles Times’ calendar section. EXPLOITING MY BABY: Because It’s Exploiting Me was her first book, which was released in January 2011. Strasser’s pilot “Mother Teresa,” based on her book “Exploiting My Baby,” has been commissioned by ABC.
Teresa Strasser Dave Dameshek
Dameshek announced on the show’s internet message board on December 17 that he had been sacked due to Teresa Strasser’s manipulations and would be replaced by Danny Bonaduce; CBS confirmed four days later that Bonaduce would be joining the show in Dameshek’s place.
Teresa Strasser Awards and recognition
- Emmy Award – Best Host “The List” (2015)
- LA Times Bestseller, #8 Paperback Nonfiction for Exploiting My Baby
- Three Los Angeles Press Club Awards (2004 and 2005 for Columnist of the Year)
- Emmy Nomination – writer (commentary) – Suncoast Chapter
- Emmy Nomination – program host/moderator – Suncoast Chapter
- Simon Rockower Awards for both Excellence in Feature Writing and Writing about Singles (“When Booty Calls”)
- Emmy Award, Outstanding Special Class Writing, “Win Ben Stein’s Money”
- Daytime Emmy Nomination – Outstanding Special Class Series Host “While You Were Out” TLC (2003)