After accidentally announcing the first runner-up, Miss Venezuela, as Miss Universe 2016 – and having to stop the proceeding and crown the correct winner, Miss Philippines — popular talk show host Steve Harvey is returning to host the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant! The competition will air live on January 29th, 2017.
Steve Harvey is the host of the Steve Harvey Morning Show radio program, and the popular TV shows Family Feud and Celebrity Family Feud, The Steve Harvey Show, family favorite Little Big Shots, and the new competition reality program Funderdome.
His popularity continues to grow to global proportions, bolstered by his new role as host of the Miss Universe Pageant. Harvey is currently one of the most powerful voices in media, touting a career spanning nearly 30 years as a top stand-up comedian, actor, award winning TV personality and talk show host, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and humanitarian.
Harvey began his entertainment career as a comedian, working the stand-up circuit. He grew to have a roster of acclaimed specials, including co-starring in one of the most successful comedy DVDs in history The Original Kings of Comedy, and the hit Don’t Trip…He Ain’t Through With Me Yet.
Harvey first made his mark in television and film as host of It’s Showtime at the Apollo. He went on to star in several popular shows, including The Steve Harvey Show, and has appeared in such movies as You Got Served, and Johnson Family Vacation.Harvey expanded his reach into radio, as host of the nationally syndicated, The Steve Harvey Morning Show. He co-created The Neighborhood Awards, an awards show honoring local businesses, institutions and leaders for the excellence demonstrated in their communities.
Harvey is also author of multiple New York Times best-selling titles. His first book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think… inspired the 2012 box office topping movie, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. His newest book Jump is scheduled for release in December, 2016.
As a humanitarian and an entrepreneur, Harvey makes it a priority to give back. Through The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, he and his wife provide hundreds of teens annually with
mentoring and educational opportunities. His company, HARCAL, allows him to create business partnerships that specifically target and benefit the working middle class. Harvey’s list of accolades includes several NAACP Image Awards, a People’s Choice Award, induction into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He also won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for The Steve Harvey Show in 2014 and 2015, as well as Outstanding Game Show Host for Family Feud in 2014. Harvey most recently received a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Little Big Shots, as Outstanding Host for A Reality or Reality-Competition Program.
Harvey is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and a proud parent with wife Marjorie to seven children. Harvey hopes to use his platform to motivate others to pursue their dreams, and
serve as an example of the power of faith and hard work.
Don’t miss the Miss Universe Pageant on January 29th, 2017 on FOX!!