The Money Pit
The Money Pit is a nationally syndicated call-in radio show that delivers home repair and home improvement tips and solutions, including The Money Pit Home Improvement Minute heard every weekend on WCBS. The show has been on the air for almost 15 years, and is carried on over 325 radio affiliates across the nation. Hosts Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete are both home improvement experts and have been named among the “100 Most Important Talk Show Hosts in America” by Talkers magazine.
Tom is the Host, Founder and Chief Home Improvement Evangelist of The Money Pit. He is a hands-on home improvement broadcast journalist who earned his home improvement stripes as a professional home inspector, amassing more than 20 years of experience learning how houses are put together, and how they fall apart!
Tom is an accomplished television personality and has appeared regularly as a how-to guru on networks including Fox, CNN, MSNBC, The History Channel, HGTV and the DIY Network. A successful author, columnist and blogger, Tom’s work has been featured in House Beautiful, Smart Money, Reader’s Digest and in hundreds of daily newspapers and websites across the nation. Together with Leslie Segrete, Tom co-authored My Home, My Money Pit: Your Guide to Every Home Improvement Adventure.
Tom’s unique ability to combine encyclopedic home improvement knowledge with an approachable and educational broadcasting style has earned him many loyal followers.
Leslie is co-host of The Money Pit. She’s a home improvement expert with an eye for design and the skills to get the job done. She knows what turns a house into a home and has the tips and ideas to make improvements easy and fun.
Leslie’s home improvement skills span radio, television and print. Leslie was part of making design dreams a reality as a carpenter and designer for TLC’s hit series Trading Spaces and While You Were Out, where she designed, built and executed projects to please the participating families and millions of her fans every single week. Leslie was head designer for A&E’s $100 Makeover which helped people sort through their clutter to find design treasures to make over rooms in their house. She was also the lead designer on The Ugliest House on the Block, on the We Network, creating dramatic exterior makeovers that benefited the whole community. In 2014 Leslie will appear as a designer on the Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible.
Together with Tom Kraeutler, Leslie co-authored My Home, My Money Pit: Your Guide to Every Home Improvement Adventure. Leslie is a seamstress, carpenter, decorator, designer and professional chef all wrapped up in one very energetic package. She’s a true renaissance woman through and through!