A familiar face for entertainment on the screens of the United States of America, Bob Goen started out his career as a part-time disc jockey. Now he is a famous game show host and television celebrity. Bob was born on December 1, 1954, in Long Beach, California. Growing up in Los Angeles, he found encouragement from numerous people in realizing his dream of becoming a game show host. In 1972, he completed his high school from Lakewood High School and graduated from San Diego State University in the year 1976.
With a degree in Telecommunications and Film, Bob took up his first job at KFOX radio. He first made his appearance on television as a sports anchor at KESQ-TV. He acted as ESPN’s desert-area correspondent and, later on, made his way to Hollywood. He ended up hosting some game shows including The Hollywood Game; That’s the Question and Home Shopping Game. However, Bob left a longing impression with the game show Wheel of Fortune, which was originally created by Merv Griffin. The show was a competition for various contestants to solve puzzles mainly those such as Scrabble or Hangman to win prizes, which are determined by spinning a giant wheel. Bob, later on, joined ‘Entertainment Tonight’, an entertainment television news magazine that is distributed by CBS Television Distribution. He joined as a replacement anchor and reporter and was elevated to nightly anchor. After serving for 11 years as an anchor for ET, he left this job in August of 2004.
Bob Goen also hosted various Miss Universe pageants during 1994 to 1996. He also hosted Miss USA and Miss Teen USA for CBS. Not only hosting, but Goen also made a few appearances on small screen;he appeared in the premiere episode of ‘Freddy’s Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street’, and gave voice for his cartoon for an episode of ‘The Fairly OddParents’.
Bob Goen was married to Sabrina in 1988 and has a son. The marriage ended in 1997 with the couple getting divorced. Later on in 2004, he married Marianne Curan, a television personality herself. The two of them presently host on GSN Radio. Bob is known for yearly charity work, The Bob Goen Lexus Invitational, which acts as a benefactor for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.