Andy Dehnart Bio, Age, Family, Gay, Lover, Salary, Net Worth, HGTV Design Star, Podcast, Career

Andy Dehnart Biography

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

How old is Andy Dehnart? – Age

He was born on the 26th of August 1977 in the United States. He turned 45 years in 2022.

Where did Andy Dehnart go to school? – Education

Dehnart earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Stetson University, as well as minors in political science and religious studies. As a student, he edited The Reporter, the weekly school newspaper, and it was named the best private college newspaper in Florida both years.

Andy Dehnart – Family

He has not shared any information concerning his parents and siblings.

Andy Dehnart Lover/Spouse – Gay

He is out and proudly gay.

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Andy Dehnart HGTV Design Star

In 2009, Ballatore took part in the fourth season of the HGTV reality series Design Star together with eleven other contestants. He was selected as the winner by the competition’s judges, Vern Yip, Genevieve Gorder, and Candice Olson. As a result, he was given his own show, The Antonio Treatment.

Andy Dehnart’s Salary

He receives an annual predicted salary of $1 Million.

Andy Dehnart’s Net Worth

He is paid a believed net worth of $3 Million.

Andy Dehnart Career – Podcast

Dehnart has contributed television criticism and cultural journalism to NPR, The Daily Beast, and He has also written for  the Chicago Tribune,, The Boston Globe,, Metro, and Playboy. He frequently makes appearances on radio and television to talk about pop culture and reality television.

He started reality blurred in July 2000, a frequently updated website that soon gained popularity among followers of the reality TV craze.

The website has received accolades from the media in the entertainment industry. Slate called it “the best culture weblog dedicated to television,” while Entertainment Weekly gave it a “A.” Dehnart was recognized by USA Today in 2001 as one of the Top 100 Pop Culture Icons.

At Bennington College, where he obtained his MFA in nonfiction writing, Dehnart spoke about the cultural effects of blogging at the time that it was still a relatively new phenomena in popular culture. At Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, Dehnart teaches writing, journalism, and communication studies. He also sits on the advisory board for the student newspaper there. Additionally, he has taught at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. Dehnart moved to Chicago in 1999 to work as the managing editor of a non-profit website. After that, he produced content for, a website for recent college graduates, and BrassRing, a provider of recruiting services.

Andy Dehnart’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts

  • His Twitter account is (@realityblurred).
  • His Instagram account is (@andydehnart).
  • His Facebook account is Andy Dehnart.

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