The longtime host of her own do-it-youself show on the HGTV Network.
She and her friend tried out for a spot on a fledgeling television station and earned a 15-minute spot on weekdays.
Her eponymous television show ran for over a decade on HGTV and the DIY Network, recording more than 1,300 episodes.
She had two children with her husband and still kept her show running for 17 live episodes a weeks.
David Reed Bromstad was another popular host of an HGTV program--Color Splash.