|Real Name/Full Name||Harvey Robert Levin|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Harvey Levin|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||2 September 1950|
|Age/How Old:||72 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color:||Regular Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – N/A
|School:||Grover Cleveland High School|
|College:||University of California|
|Marital Status:||In a Relationship|
|Profession:||Television producer, lawyer, legal analyst and celebrity reporter.|
|Net Worth:||$20 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2022|
Harvey Levin stands as an example of how versatile a man’s career can be. From being a former lawyer and legal analyst to becoming a television producer and celebrity reporter. Born in Los Angeles, California, to a Jewish family, Harvey went on to become the founder of the famous celebrity news website TMZ. Also, he became a host on OBJECTified, which is currently being aired on the Fox News Channel.
Well, how well do you know about Harvey Levin? If not much, here is what we know about Harvey Levin to date.
Biography and Early Life
Harvey Levin was born in Los Angeles County in California on 2nd September 1950. His parents were Jewish. Harvey tends to keep his personal life to himself, and thus there isn’t enough information on Harvey’s early days.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Harvey Levin in 2022 and what is his height and weight? Well, Harvey Levin’s age is 72 years old as of today’s date 28th November 2022 having been born on 2 September 1950. Though, he is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.
Harvey completed his schooling in 1968 with honors from Grover Cleveland High School located in Reseda, Los Angeles. Harvey went to the University of California, Santa Barbara, and graduated in the year 1972 with a B.A. in Political Science. Harvey then went on to attend the prestigious University of Chicago Law School and graduated in 1975 with a J.D.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
After all the recognition he has received for his work and for someone who is constantly in the spotlight, Harvey has managed to keep his personal and professional lives from intertwining, something we should look up to him for. Harvey has been open about his relationship with his partner Andy Mauer, a chiropractor by profession, and resides in Southern California.
The couple has been together for a long time now, and both of them are deemed highly influential in the LGBTQ community. Andy and Harvey own numerous properties together and have been sharing joint deed listings since 1990 and 2000.
Is Harvey Levin Gay?
Harvey Levin confirmed his orientation as gay in April 2010. Levin made his appearance as an event speaker at the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, where he publicly affirmed his identification as gay. Levin also spoke about how he feared his career being jeopardized if people found out. Harvey then went on to openly talk about his title and on social issues since 2010.
In his early days, Harvey Levin worked as an active attorney in California between December 1975 till January 1996. Harvey also taught law at the University of Miami School of Law during the mid-’70s under the guidance of Soia Mentschikoff. He also practiced law in Los Angeles for a while before going back to teaching at the Whittier College School of Law.
Harvey slowly started to transition into the spotlight during the introduction and debate regarding California Proposition 13, where he took an active part in numerous public discussions. Harvey leveraged his growing fame to share legal advice on a radio show where he got the nickname “Doctor Law” and also started writing columns for the Los Angeles Times. His career as a columnist lasted for around seven years.
Harvey then started covering legal issues for KNBC-TV during 1982. He then went on to join KCBS-TV, where he spent a decade as an investigative reporter and a legal analyst. One of his most notable contributions was his coverage of the O.J. Simpson murder case. Harvey soon after became the co-executive producer as well as an on-air anchor for The People’s Court.
He went on to run the Celebrity Justice from 2002 till 2005. Harvey continued experimenting in show business as he launched Beyond Twisted in 2009 and Famous in 12 in 2014. Unfortunately, both the shows got canceled after one season. In 2016, Harvey Levin started hosting the show OBJECTified, currently being aired on the Fox News Channel.
Harvey launched the infamous celebrity news website TMZ as a joint venture with AOL and Telepictures Productions in the year 2005. Harvey also became the managing editor for TMZ. Soon after its launch, the website started to gain popularity after it broke the story of Mel Gibson’s DUI arrest, which was followed by an anti-semitic rant.
The website went on to break numerous celebrity news to the public, which added to its growing popularity. TMZ covered infamous news breaks, which included the abuse of Rihanna by Chris Brown, the deaths of Heath Ledger, Kobe Bryant, Brittany Murphy, Michael Jackson, and a lot more. The Los Angeles Times has stated the coverage of Michael Jackson’s death by TMZ is by far one of the biggest stories the website had released its coverage on.
Harvey Levin also showed massive support towards Donald Trump as he ran for the presidential election in 2016. After Trump’s victory, Harvey had the opportunity to meet the President in the Oval Office, where they conversed for an hour.
Levin has been credited as a highly influential figure in the LGBTQ community. In 2012, the Out magazine listed Harvey Levin in their “Power 50” list as an influential personality on the 15th spot in the LGBTQ community in America. Since then, he has been on the 25th spot in 2013, 34th spot in 2014, 48th spot in 2015, and 40th spot in 2016. Harvey has also been nominated for nine Emmys for his work in broadcasting. Harvey is also a published author. His book “The People’s Court: How to Tell it to the Judge” got published in 2015.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Harvey Levin in 2022
As of 2022, Harvey’s net worth is around $20 million. A significant chunk of the cash flow comes from his work as a broadcaster and from the joint ventures with his partner Andy.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Harvey made notable appearances in various movies and shows, including The Volcano(1997), his appearance on Celebrity Justice as a host, and also on the Family Guy(S8-Ep14).
Harvey Levin narrates an extraordinary of how anyone with a humble beginning can reach the top by simply doing what excites them. Harvey’s story shed light on professionalism and how to maintain a work-life balance even when one is under a constant spotlight.