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Laurie Gelman

Laurie Gelman
Laurie Hibberd

(1964-04-04) April 4, 1964 (age 60)
SpouseMichael Gelman (m. 2000)

Laurie Gelman (née Hibberd) (born April 4, 1964) is a Canadian television personality and writer,[1] originally from Ottawa, Ontario. In 2007 she worked on two Canadian-based talk shows, The Mom Show and Doctor in the House.[2]


Hibberd was raised in Ottawa, Ontario and is a graduate of the Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now TMU) in Toronto and graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She began her broadcasting career as a traffic reporter at CKFM Radio in Toronto from 1987 to 1988.[3] In the late 1980s and early 1990s, she served as a host on YTV for YTV Rocks and Rock'n'Talk.[1] She later became an entertainment reporter for WSVN-TV in Miami from 1992 to 1994. From 1994 to 1996, she joined Tom Bergeron to co-host the morning show Breakfast Time on FX. She also appeared on Good Morning America, Good Morning America Sunday[4] and the CBS Early Show.[5]

She published the humor novel Class Mom in 2017.[6] The book was a shortlisted finalist for the 2018 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour,[7] and won the Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature. It was followed by the sequels You've Been Volunteered (2019)[8] and Yoga Pant Nation (2021).[9]

Her novel Smells Like Tween Spirit was published in 2022.[10]

Personal life

She is married to television producer Michael Gelman; they have two children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Host of The Mom Show finds heart in NYC; Upper West Side; After scouting for a year, Laurie Gelman found her perfect home". National Post, July 21, 2007.
  2. ^ "Canadian reality shows fill winter lineup on Slice TV network". Prince George Citizen, November 24, 2007.
  3. ^ "Laurie Hibberd". CBS News, May 16, 2002.
  4. ^ "Laurie Gelman: 'For goodness sake, don't log on to the WiFi!'". The Globe and Mail, August 4, 2017.
  5. ^ CBS Early Show Interview with Tracey Moore-Marable on YouTube
  6. ^ "Laurie Gelman got fired from being a 'class mom' — and the experience inspired her new comic novel". CBC Books, November 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "Scaachi Koul, Laurie Gelman and Jennifer Craig shortlisted for 2018 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour". CBC Books, May 2, 2018.
  8. ^ YOU'VE BEEN VOLUNTEERED by Laurie Gelman | Kirkus Reviews.
  9. ^ Holt, Erin (1 February 2021). "Review: Yoga Pant Nation". Library Journal. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  10. ^ "66 works of Canadian fiction to watch for in spring 2022". CBC Books, January 11, 2022.
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