Wednesday, June 15, 2011
KPBS is proud to have Mark L. Walberg, the host of PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” as our evening’s emcee. As host of KPBS’ most popular show, Walberg brings charm and charisma matched only by a genuine interest in history, art, and finery. As our gala host, he’ll be our guide throughout the evening, as we celebrate another year of exquisite programming and honor the 2011 Hall of Fame inductees.
"I’m excited to be a part of KPBS’ masquerade ball," says Walberg. "We taped a few episodes of ‘Antiques Roadshow’ in San Diego last year and I’m looking forward to returning to one of my favorite cities and meeting more KPBS supporters."
Walberg admits to being a long-time “Antiques Roadshow” fan who watches with his family. "With my 20-year career in game and quiz shows," he said, "I know ‘Antiques Roadshow’ has a winning formula: the excitement and challenge of finding out how much something is worth gets viewers to tune in, and along the way they get hooked by all the incredibly interesting history."
Walberg and actress-wife Robbi Morgan Walberg make their home in Los Angeles, where they are busy keeping up with their 19-year-old college student son and 15-year-old daughter. Read more about our gala host here.