Anthony Carrino graduated from Babson College in 2001. Discovering his creative side while attending business school, and leaning on his early teenage years working construction, Anthony and his father Alfonso, co-founded Brunelleschi Construction in February, 2004. They built a successful Development, General Contracting and Design firm with a focus on restoring old, architecturally significant structures within the urban core of Jersey City and Hoboken.
Early in 2011, Anthony and his cousin John, who also worked for Brunelleschi, were discovered by HGTV and were asked to shoot a television series for them. The show launched to great success and The Cousins brand was born. Now on their fourth series Anthony and John have been the driving creative force behind Kitchen Cousins, Cousins On Call, Cousins Undercover, and now America's Most Desperate Kitchens. Their shows can be seen both on HGTV and the DIY Network.
After completing their last project together in late 2014 Anthony, Alfonso and John decided to close Brunelleschi to focus on other projects. With the continued success of their television series, a few new titles in the works and Anthony's passion for design, the decision was made to shift focus. Anthony is now designing and consulting on projects across the country with a focus on space planning, interiors, and project management.
When Anthony isn’t working, he tries to spend as much time as he can traveling on his motorcycle and shooting photography.www.anthonycarrino.com
In addition to being one of The Cousins on HGTV, John Colaneri stands out as a dynamic business maven in his own right. You've already seen the New Jersey native beef up and bolster homes across the U.S. with his cousin and best bud Anthony Carrino on their multiple hit shows as well as starring in the online series Chill & Grill on ULive.com and AOL's MANuscript. John's journey has seen him build an extraordinary professional acumen along the way.
Graduating from Penn State in 2003, he immediately entered the corporate world at Fortune 500 company Fisher Scientific. Within a year, he joined international entity Faital S.P.A. as the United States Operation Manager. From spearheading organization to accounting, he proved instrumental to this OEM speaker manufacturer. John worked for his family construction business starting in 2007 as a senior project manager managing projects that would range from $2 million-$7 million.
HGTV came calling in 2011 and offered The Cousins their first show. Over the course of Kitchen Cousins, Cousins On Call, and Cousins Undercover, this powerful and precise pair saved countless homes with John remaining instrumental to the vision. They moved into the online realm with the funny and fiery cooking show Chill & Grill and a guide to being a guy—MANuscript. In 2015 the duo debuted their much-anticipated show, America's Most Desperate Kitchens. Along the way, they became regular special guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, helping her surprise deserving fans with full home makeovers.
Beyond all of these endeavors, John is a highly-devoted family man. He and his wife Jennifer welcomed their first child Lilyan Belle in December 2014. A lifelong fitness enthusiast, he also hosts his own exercise and wellness channel on YouTube, Colaneri Extreme Fitness.www.johncolaneri.com
Meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin joined NBC6 in February of 2017. Steve's career began as a weather intern for NBC4 in New York City. He was later hired as a weather producer for NBC4 and for The Today Show where he worked with his mentor, Al Roker. After college, Steve worked for NBC12 in Richmond, Virginia then became Chief Meteorologist at WPHL in Philadelphia. From there, Steve spent six year at KXAS, the NBC-Owned station in Dallas, Texas. MacLaughlin has also had the opportunity to fill-in at The Weather Channel in Atlanta and PIX11 in New York City.
Steve has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards including Best Weathercaster four times. Steve has won two Emmys and has won an Associated Press Award for Best Weathercaster.
Steve grew up in New Jersey and graduated with honors from Rutgers University in 1998 with a degree in meteorology. He went on to earn the American Meteorological Society Television Seal Of Approval in 1999.
Sabrina Soto is a renowned interior designer, TV host and entrepreneur known for her eclectic way of mixing luxury and affordable pieces for a unique home aesthetic. The first of her Cuban family born in the United States, Sabrina learned the ropes of home décor from her mother, who ran a decorating and home-staging business. As a result, Sabrina developed a love for design and a knack for creating beautiful spaces on a budget.
She has ridden a crest of popularity due in large part to her upbeat, high-energy approach and her ability to connect on a personal level with a wide range of guests. Her personality is complemented by impressive professional credentials. In addition to her award-winning TV experience, Sabrina is a LEED-accredited designer. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Sabrina has also enjoyed extensive exposure across the entire HGTV channel, hosting and appearing on various shows and specials including Get It Sold, Real Estate Intervention, White House Christmas, HGTV Green Home, Bang For Your Buck, House Hunters, Showdown, HGTV’s The High Low Project.
Sabrina has been featured in Time Magazine, USA Today, In Style, People En Espanol, The New York Post, Variety, Esquire and Latina Magazine and has contributed to shows like The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show and Nate Berkus. Currently living in New York City, she tirelessly juggles designing, filming her HGTV show and treating friends and family to her second passion, cooking.
Join Celebrity Designer Sabrina Soto of HGTV’s The High Low Project at the Miami Home Show! 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 3rd; and 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 4th (Labor Day.)
Chris Lambton is a media personality and lifestyle expert based on Cape Cod, MA with his wife Peyton. Chris is host of DIY Networks "Yard Crashers" and appears with Peyton on HGTV's "Going Yard" where they transform backyards, one house at a time. The show highlights Chris’s landscaping skills and gardening know-how as he creates outdoor living spaces and features including patios, pergolas, fire pits and water features for deserving homeowners. Chris’ expertise includes landscaping, hardscaping, garden planning, lawn care, and maintenance for all of these areas of your outdoor living space.
Chris also appears on HGTV and DIY Networks specials "HGTV Dream Home", "HGTV SmartHome" and "Blog Cabin".
Chris first won hearts onscreen in season six of ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” starring Ali Fedotowsky, and was ultimately named runner-up. In a Hollywood twist, wife Peyton appeared on season ten of “The Bachelor” and season one of “The Bachelor Pad,” but they did not meet on camera and instead were introduced by a mutual friend.
Since 2007, Chris has been living in his hometown of Cape Cod and running the family’s landscape business, E. Lambton Landscaping, alongside his brother Erik. Prior to that, he was a teacher and varsity boys’ basketball coach at New York City’s High School of Economics and Finance. He holds a degree from Providence College in Rhode Island and was part of the Big East Conference Academic All-Star Team in 1998 and 1999.
Chris is very involved with Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS) as a result of his mother’s fight with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), a disease associated with the degeneration of nerve cells in specific areas of the brain. He continues to give back to the organization as often as possible.
Join Chris Lambton from DIY Network’s Yard Crashers and HGTV’s Going Yard at the Fall Home Show in Fort Lauderdale! 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th.