Amy Matthews - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022

Amy Matthews
Profession: TV host, General contractor
Best Known For: Renovation Raiders (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $150K

Personal Details

Born on : May 19, 1973 (age 50)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Amy Matthews
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: Larry Matthews
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 2

Christine Matthews (sister)
Sarah Matthews (sister)

University: Boston University
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship

Aaron Doering (2011 - ?)

Children: 1

Eli Doering (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.65 meter (5 feet 5 inch)
Weight: 58 kg (127.87 lb)
Hair Color: Auburn
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 6
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 29 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Amy Matthews?

Amy Matthews is a reality TV host and general contractor. The American is best known for hosting DIY Network's Sweat Equity and Bathroom Renovations, and HGTV's Renovation Raiders.

Amy Matthews – Age, Parents, Siblings

Amy Matthews’ birth took place on May 19, 1973, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Her father’s name is Larry Matthews, and he served in the US army, while the identity of her late mother is not known. Her parents had raised her in Robbinsdale, Minnesota alongside her two siblings- sisters Christine Matthews (also in USA Army) and Sarah Matthews.

Amy Matthews with sisters (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

After graduation from high school, Amy Matthews went on to study at Boston University. She also took classes at American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.

Her ethnicity is Caucasian.

Amy Matthews – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Amy Matthews married her boyfriend Aaron Doering on 22 September 2011. With her husband, she has a child – a son Eli Doering (born October 19, 2011). Although neither party has confirmed divorce, it seems that they have in fact split.

She is currently dating Bill McCallum, an actor at Guthrie Theater. They seem to have been dating since before 2017 and often feature other on social media.

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Amy Matthews with son (Image: Instagram- posted Feb 2020)

Amy Matthews – Career

Early Days

After completing courses at American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Matthews returned to her hometown. There she worked with numerous theatres including Guthrie Theatre, the Minnesota Opera, Hey City Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, and Open Eye Figure Theatre. Alongside, she improved her DIY skills with The Family Handyman magazine and eventually became a licensed contractor and home improvement specialist with DIY Network.

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TV work

Amy Matthews has hosted TV shows including DIY Network's Sweat Equity (2006) and Bathroom Renovations (2004), HGTV's Renovation Raiders, Blog Cabin, and This New House

She has also been featured in publications Esquire, People, Fox Business, MarketWatch, HomeStyle Weekly, USA Today, This Old House, US News and World Report, Country Living, Real Simple, Men's Health, Good Housekeeping, Parents Magazine, FleaMarket Finds, the Examiner, The New York Times, New York Daily News to name a few.

Matthews has also appeared on national news including Today Show, CBS Morning News, ABC, and CNN. Moreover, she has been credited for leading roles in three independent feature films and numerous national and regional commercials.

Amy Matthews (Image: Bob Vila)

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HGTV hosts

Aside from Amy Matthews, other HGTV hosts include Alison Victoria, Erin Napier, Susan OlsenChip Gaines, and Clint Robertson.

Amy Matthews – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Amy Matthews is estimated at around $150k while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Amy Matthews – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram and Twitter, Amy Matthews is followed by thousands of followers. She, however, seems to be absent from Facebook. She also has an official website –

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