About Ron

Ron Hazelton Portrait

A leading authority in the do-it-yourself home improvement field, Ron is the host of his own home improvement series, Ron Hazelton's HouseCalls, now in its 22nd season.

As the former Home Improvement Editor for Good Morning America, Ron reported on a variety of topics related to home improvement, design, repair, health, and safety. He hosted the History Channel series, Hands on History and other History Channel programs including Modern Marvels and Save our History: Frontier Homes. Ron has also offered his home improvement expertise on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Inside Edition.

In 1989, Ron pioneered the concept of reality-based, on-location home improvement television with The House Doctor. The series of more than 200 episodes, which he originally created, co-produced, and hosted for KGO-TV in San Francisco, aired for several years on the Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV).

Ron is the founder of the online destination www.ronhazelton.com. He’s an enthusiastic supporter of the Internet and believes it to be the ideal medium for delivering on-demand, how-to content to home improvement enthusiasts.

A long time safety advocate, Ron is national spokesperson for the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, a non-profit, fire safety organization.

He is the author of Ron Hazelton's HouseCalls: America's Most Requested Home Improvement Projects, published by Time-Life books. In 2009, he authored two books in the F+W Publications’ Home Basics series: Plumbing Made Easy and Electrical Made Easy.

In Loving Memory

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Ron Hazelton, a true pioneer in the field of do-it-yourself home improvement. He had a familiar way of explaining projects that made it so doable, like you were speaking to a father, grandfather, or uncle. Ron's impact on the industry was felt far and wide, and he shared his expertise with audiences across a variety of platforms.

We deeply grieve his passing, but we are grateful to have been a part of a remarkable career that has had a profound impact on so many lives. Ron loved his work, and his passion was evident in everything he did. He was always eager to share his knowledge and our devoted editorial team will continue to honor his legacy by providing you with what he loved - trusted home improvement projects and tips from his extensive library of ideas.