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The Money Pit is a nationally syndicated, call-in radio show that helps listeners with their home repair and improvement problems. The show has consistently been named among “America’s 100 Most Important Radio Shows” by Talkers magazine. It’s been on the air for over ten years, and is now carried on over 300 radio affiliates across the nation, as well as on Sirius XM satellite radio.
Each week, Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete take dozens of calls from listeners who ask about everything from pest problems to deck dilemmas. Their combined experience and expertise allow them to offer solutions to a wide range of problems immediately. If they aren’t sure how to help, which is rare, they can always point callers in the right direction.
Tom is a hands-on home improvement broadcast journalist and the kind of guy homeowners want to call at midnight when their basement floods. He first earned his home improvement stripes as a professional home inspector, amassing over 20 years experience learning how houses are put together, and how they fall apart!
Tom is an accomplished speaker and appears regularly as a how-to guru on network and local television stations including CNN, MSNBC, The History Channel, HGTV and the DIY Network. A successful author, columnist and blogger, Tom served as AOL’s Home Improvement Editor. His work has been featured in House Beautiful, Smart Money, Reader’s Digest and in hundreds of daily newspapers across the nation. Together with Leslie Segrete, Tom co-authored My Home, My Money Pit: Your guide to Every Home Improvement Adventure.
Leslie’s home improvement skills span radio, television and print. Leslie was part of making design dreams 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. More recently, Leslie hosted a series for A&E called $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. Plus, Leslie hosted a series called Going Green Long Island for WLIW, a division of PBS which focused on the green advancements this New York community has made.
As co-host of The Money Pit, Talkers Magazine named Leslie to their prestigious Heavy Hundred list of the “100 Most Important Talk Show Hosts in America .” Together with Tom Kraeutler , Leslie co-authored My Home, My Money Pit: Your guide to Every Home Improvement Adventure.