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One of America's best known personalities was in Charlotte today, and not too far from her hometown.
Leeza Gibbons is the popular co-host of America Now which can been seen across the nation and right here on WBTV.
What you may not know, she was born and raised in South Carolina where her father still lives and she often visits.
She says she had a wonderful life growing up in Irmo. "I know this sounds obnoxious," she said, "I really had the idyllic childhood. I mean, it was full-on, Leave It To Beaver. The doors were always open, the coffee was always on, everybody had a hug, really supportive communities."
Gibbons' has come a long way since her days at Irmo High School and the University of South Carolina.
She hosts America Now from Los Angeles where she also lives with her husband.
In describing the show, she said "We give you a very broad cross section, whether it's something to make you smart, something to make you safe, something to make you strong. And we filter those things and we give you not only the big drama headline, here's a problem, here's a problem...danger, danger...but we give you the solution."
Gibbons is passionate about the show and personally reports many of the program's stories. She says she loves telling stories. "You know, I think it just comes from when my mother told me, in the 6th grade, that I was a story teller. And I'm telling stories. These are the stories I like to tell," Gibbons said.
You can watch those stories on America Now, weekdays on WBTV at 9 and 9:30 AM.