Sara Gore is flying below the radar as one in all TV’s most prolific hosts.
The former chef-turned-Emmy-winning persona at present hosts “Open House” (syndicated on NBC-owned stations) — the place she covers subjects corresponding to celeb actual property and meals — and on WNBC/Ch 4’s life-style/talk present “New York Live” (weekdays at 11:30 a.m.), during which she explores New York actions and sizzling spots. Both shows have been airing for 14 and 12 years, respectively.
Gore, 44, answered some questions for The Post about her tv profession.
How did you pivot from the restaurant world to TV?
I used to be an actor and a chef — after I wasn’t appearing I used to be cooking, and vice versa. I went out and in of the two industries for some time. I had a catering enterprise, I labored in eating places, I used to be a private chef, and I used to be working for Jean-Georges after I met an agent, who began sending me out for food-related internet hosting jobs. The first [job] I acquired was a cooking sequence for General Mills, after which I acquired a Food Network pilot. Then I used to be employed for this new factor that I hadn’t actually identified something about, which was a broadband community [now called] LXTV, and the remainder is historical past. That was in 2006. I ended up doing “Open House” and we’ve been doing that ever since.
Was it an enormous studying curve to leap from meals into the world of actual property for “Open House?”
I believed, “Is a real estate show something that people really want to watch?” Apparently it’s, as a result of 14 years later, we’re nonetheless doing it! There’s been so many real estate shows which have popped up since — however I wish to assume that we’re one of many originals on community TV. I’ve realized a lot…You go in considering about design or the fundamentals of actual property, however I don’t assume I actually knew a lot in any respect after I began. I realized a lot in regards to the affect of wallpaper and the way it’s not outdated anymore, or what issues are value [and] what makes one thing promote or not promote. I realized to understand the whole lot in regards to the business. So it’s been a shocking journey for me, and I’ve liked each minute of it.
Have you seen any properties on “Open House” that notably stood out to you?
We’re enthusiastic about doing a little extra celeb dwelling excursions, which is lots of enjoyable. We have one with me and Richard Kirshenbaum, who shows me round a $19 million townhouse. I’ve to say that each dwelling I am going into each week tops the following. I feel one of many best issues in regards to the present is that folks in New York are so interested in how their neighbors live. This previous yr has made it much more evident how we’re all on high of one another, however all of us stay in such completely different and distinctive manner. It’s been so nice with individuals messaging me and telling me that they’ve been binging “Open House” on Peacock or YouTube. It all the time makes me really feel good to know that we’re reaching new viewers and that persons are nonetheless loving the present.
Is there an space of New York life that internet hosting “New York Live” has given you a deeper appreciation for?
We’ve been big supporters of the Broadway neighborhood on “New York Live” since Day One. We’ve been lucky sufficient to go to shows and I can’t look ahead to them to come back again… to sit down there and maintain a Playbill and really feel the power within the room and know that everybody is so excited to be there and persons are working once more and incomes a residing within the factor that makes them the happiest. So it’s not even one present [that I’m looking forward to], it’s each present. I simply can’t look ahead to theaters to be open once more.
How difficult is it to juggle each shows?
They’re such part of who I’m and a part of my day by day routine. I’m so used to doing each of them and I find it irresistible. It was a problem to start with of the pandemic, as a result of we’re used to doing a stay present each day, however I’ve to offer our crew a lot credit score for thus rapidly and seamlessly figuring it out. We are nonetheless doing the present from dwelling. There have been many video bombs from youngsters, cats, canines — you identify it! — in my home. To me, I’m by no means like “How am I going to do this.” It’s simply what I do.