Dr. Lori appears on the History Channel’s international hit TV show “The Curse of Oak Island”, stars as the antiques appraiser on the Discovery Channel’s hit reality TV show Auction Kings and appears on the FOX Business Network’s Strange Inheritance. Dr. Lori has been featured on NBC’s The Tonight Show and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for her no holds barred approach and comedic talent.
Cy-Fair Home & Garden Show guests have the opportunity to bring an antique to be appraised for free as part of her wildly funny, one-of-a-kind, entertaining event. Or, just come and watch to see what antiques everyone brings to the show. Dr. Lori never knows what kind of old stuff her audiences will bring her next and she leaves them howling for more. Every show is different and totally unscripted. There is no standing in line. “
“Just like I do on History Channel’s #1 rated TV show “The Curse of Oak Island”, I’ll reveal the history and value of your found treasures, antiques, and collectibles that you bring to me at the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show. So, bring in an antique, thrift store, or yard sale find and we’ll have some fun!”
Dr. Lori will pull no punches as she evaluates your stuff and makes you laugh. “I’ll break some hearts, I’ll make some millionaires” says Dr. Lori. As she entertains, Dr. Lori will provide tips on how to sell your unwanted stuff for top dollar, learn the secrets of auctions, negotiate to find bargains, and why you should NOT host a yard sale! And, Dr. Lori will share her unique insight on what’s really real about Reality TV. This is one of the reasons why Anderson Cooper, the TODAY show, and Inside Edition ask Dr. Lori.
Dr. Lori always had a love of history thru objects. The youngest of three daughters, Dr. Lori was affectionately known in her family as her father’s “son”. As a youngster, she enjoyed going fishing with her Dad, watching baseball games, and hunting flea markets and yard sales for antiques that would end up in her #1 favorite spot–her Dad’s garage. She now cherishes those memories as her father suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Living through the Great Depression and World War II, Dr. Lori’s parents instilled their belief in education and their appreciation for the value of old objects. They encouraged Dr. Lori to follow her interests in the field. Thus, Dr. Lori earned several academic degrees in history including the Ph.D. from Penn State University.
After years teaching in university classrooms and working as a museum director, Dr. Lori was inspired to start appraising antiques after an unexpected encounter with a 75 year old woman. “This woman told me her story. She had recently sold an historic George Washington document for $50 that was worth $50,000! She said she needed the $50 to pay her electric bill. When I met her, I thought, this woman could be my mother–anyone could make that mistake.” Dr. Lori says, “That woman’s mistake inspired me to share my education and expertise. So, I do just that presenting over 150 antique appraisal shows and appraising 20,000 objects that audiences bring me to review every year.”
Dr. Lori is an award-winning TV personality and the star antiques appraiser on the hit TV reality show Auction Kings which airs on the Discovery channel. Dr. Lori shares insider information about antiques at www.DrLoriV.com and to 9.5 million readers through her internationally syndicated column featured in 400+ newspapers worldwide and on her blog for Lifetime Television. Dr. Lori resides in Bucks County, PA.