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Speaker Ty Pennington

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Ty Pennington


Trading Spaces

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, Pennington 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 also hosts Food Network’s series American Dinner Revival, a hit show that showcases both design and food in an emotionally charged format. Pennington travels the country breathing new life into the heart and soul of many communities, the local diner.

He can be also be seen alongside legendary Chef Emeril Lagasse in the TBS show On The Menu. The Mark Burnett-produced show is "the first cooking competition show to give viewers at home the chance to taste the dishes they see on screen." Amateur cooks create "signature items" for restaurants. The winner's dish — decided on by a panel of judges —goes on a real restaurant's menu the next day.

Pennington has been recognized as a leader in the field of volunteerism for his work on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and his role with Abode Shelters, an international charity that provides sustainable, humane housing for homeless and impoverished city dwellers.

In addition to his extensive television work, Pennington is recognized for his design expertise and style. He launched the Ty Pennington Impressions fabric line with Westminster Fabrics. A flooring line, The Ty Pennington Collection, featured by Lumber Liquidators and Pennington’s outdoor furnishings and holiday décor products, Ty Pennington Style is recognized as one of the most popular brands at Sears.

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

Pennington currently resides in Florida, New York, and Los Angeles.

Speaking on: Returning Champions: Trading Spaces

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