Ty Pennington Bio

Ty Pennington, co-host of American Diner Revival

Ty Pennington first won national attention as the quirky and creative carpenter on the groundbreaking home improvement series Trading Spaces. Later as host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Ty helped transform the lives of thousands, while inspiring millions more around the world to volunteer their time to help others. The show was consistently rated among television's top 20 programs and won two Emmys for Outstanding Reality Program.

He is currently the host, alongside Chef Amanda Freitag, of Food Network's new series American Diner Revival. On the show the two transform struggling diners in an effort to revive their original charm. He also hosts TNT's new series On the Menu alongside legendary Chef Emeril Lagasse. On the Menu is television's first cooking show to give viewers the chance to taste the winning dish after every episode. Ty can next be seen hosting the six-episode HLN documentary series Growing America: A Journey to Success. The inspirational show follows teams of MBA students who travel the country to turn around small struggling businesses.

Ty has been recognized as a leader in the field of volunteerism for his work on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Ty's Great British Adventure. He also serves as ambassador for the Sears American Dream campaign. In addition to his extensive television work, Ty is a go-to for his design expertise and style. He launched the Ty Pennington Impressions fabric line with Westminster Fabrics. A flooring line, The Ty Pennington Collection, is with Lumber Liquidators. Ty's outdoor and holiday decor line, Ty Pennington Style, is carried at Sears.

Ty's latest book, How Good Design Can Change Your Life (Simon & Schuster), is an intimate look at Ty's design inspirations with decor advice and tips. It followed his New York Times best-seller, Ty's Tricks (Hyperion), which is part reference and part behind-the-scenes look at Ty's own home, which he completely remodeled himself.