Andy Dehnart Bio, Age, Family, Spouse, Salary, Net Worth, HGTV Design Star

Andy Dehnart Biography

Andy Dehnart is a television critic and journalist from the United States. He is the inventor of, the genre’s original tracking website, and may be best known as reality television’s “longest-standing critic” for his online journalism. He is a Television Critics Association member.


How old is Andy Dehnart? – Age

He is 45 years old as of August 26, 2021. He was born in 1977 in the United States.

Andy Dehnart Education

Dehnart graduated from Stetson University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and majors in political science and religious studies. He edited The Reporter, the weekly school newspaper, for two years as a student, and it was chosen the finest private college newspaper in Florida both years.

Andy Dehnart Spouse

He is openly gay.

Andy Dehnart HGTV Design Star

Ballatore was one of eleven participants on the fourth season of the HGTV reality show Design Star in 2009. Vern Yip, Genevieve Gorder, and Candice Olson, the competition’s judges, named him the winner. He was granted his own show, The Antonio Treatment, as a result of this.

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Andy Dehnart Career

Dehnart has written for,, The Boston Globe, Metro, the Chicago Tribune, and Playboy, and is currently a contributor of television criticism and cultural journalism to NPR, The Daily Beast, and He appears on television and the radio on a regular basis to discuss reality television and current culture.

In July 2000, he launched reality blurred, a daily-updated website that quickly became a go-to resource for fans of the reality TV phenomenon. The site has gained praise from the entertainment press, with Slate calling it “the best culture weblog dedicated to television” and Entertainment Weekly gave it a “A.” In 2001, Dehnart was named one of the Top 100 People in Pop Culture by USA Today.

Dehnart received his MFA in nonfiction writing from Bennington College, where he gave a talk on the cultural impact of blogging, which was then a relatively unknown phenomenon in popular culture. Dehnart is presently a professor of writing, journalism, and communication studies at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where he also serves on the advisory board for the student newspaper. He has also taught at the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University.

Dehnart previously worked as a producer for, a site for recent college grads, and BrassRing, a recruiting solutions company, after moving to Chicago in 1999 to serve as the managing editor of a non-profit website.

Andy Dehnart Salary

He earns an annual salary of $1 Million.

Andy Dehnart Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $3 Million.