Debbie Matenopoulos Biography

Debbie Matenopoulos famously known as is an American television host and journalist known for her work in several news, lifestyle, and music channels over the years. She has immense experience in her field and is one of the well-known names in the industry.

Early Life

Debbie Matenopoulos was born on 13th December 1947 in Richmond, Virginia, USA to her parents Efrosini and Nicholas Matenopoulos. She grew up in her hometown along with her two siblings Maria and Ike. She was born in a white Christian family and was named after her late grandmother. Debbie completed her high school education at John Randolph Tucker High School and for her college education; she attended Virginia Commonwealth University for a year. She later transferred to New York University where she joined the Journalism program.

Debbie Matenopoulos Career

Debbie started her career in journalism as an intern at MTV during her college years. She continued working at MTV after her graduation and was promoted to become the coordinator of the show UnFiltered. She also worked as a production assistant in MTV in 1997 and was also cast as the youngest co-host on Barbara Walter’s talk show titled The View. In 1999, she joined TV Guide Channel as one of their first on-air hosts and also co-hosted the show Good day live in 2004. The show was however canceled in 2005 after she was injured and turned temporarily blind due to a stunt performed for firefighter training. In 2006, she covered the Golden Globe award for E! Network and also hosted the channel’s pop culture show The Daily 10.

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Other than this, she has also hosted the shows Fashion Police and Live from Red Carpet for E! Network and also hosted the Instant Beauty Pageant at Style Network. In her career, she has worked for music channels like MTV and VH1 and hosted shows like I love the 90s, I love toys, and also judged the show RuPaul’s drag race 3. In 2015, she started co-hosting the show The Insider and continued till 2017 until the show ended. Meanwhile, she also co-hosted the show Home & Family. Other than this, she also went on to indulge in different paths and wrote a cookbook titled It’s All Greek to me, a revised edition of which was recently released in 2018.

Debbie Matenopoulos Biography

Real Name Despina Matenopoulos
Birth Date 13 December 1974
Age (as of 2022) 47 Years
Birth Place Richmond, Virginia, United States
Nationality American
Profession Television Host
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Sagittarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 58 kg  –  in Pounds –  128 lbs
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Nicolaos T. Matenopoulos
Mother Efrosini Matenopoulos
Sister Maria Matenopoulos Thurman
Brother Ike Matenopoulos


School John Randolph Tucker High School

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is she a Lesbian? No
Husband Jon Falcone
Children Alexandra Kalliope Falcone
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Personal Life

Debbie is currently married to her husband John Randolph and is also a mother to her daughter Alexandra Kalliope Falcone. She got married in 2013. She was earlier married to Jay Faires, president of Lions Gate Entertainment and founder of Mammoth records in 2003 but got divorced a few years later in 2009 due to irreconcilable differences.

Recently, she revealed on the Allison Interviews podcast that before having Alexandra, she suffered a total of nine miscarriages which happened while she worked as a host on the show Home and Family on the Hallmark network. She also revealed that she had to go through a D&C and had to go to shoot the very next day.

Social Media

Debbie currently has 55.5k followers on her Instagram where she frequently posts about her daily life and experiences. She also has a Facebook account where she currently has 135k followers while on her Twitter handle, she has 56.5k followers.

Debbie Matenopoulos Net Worth

Debbie Matenopoulos is active in her journalism career for the past several years and has been earning a handsome income. Over the years she has accumulated a lot of wealth and her net worth as of 2022 is estimated to be around $5million.


  • Debbie was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.
  • She was once invited as a guest on Saturday night live.
  • She also starred in the show Celebrity Deathmatch on the Claymation network.
  • Debbie was replaced by Lisa Ling on the show The View in 1999 but has appeared as a guest several times over the years.
  • She revealed on the Allison Interviews podcast that the show The View was not intended to be political when it started.
  • Debbie is a five-time Emmy award for Journalism nominee.

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