What four-time Emmy Award-winning TV host/interviewer, dynamic speaker, and entertainment industry insider has been a major figure in the business, personal growth, food, travel, sports, news, and celebrity reporting arenas for more than 25 years? Bill Boggs. As host of the New York based Midday Live with Bill Boggs, NBC's Weekend Today In New York, and the long-running Food Network hit, Bill Boggs Corner Table (together with a dozen other television programs), Bill has interviewed the notable achievers of our time-- cultural icons, titans of industry, presidents, international leaders, writers, athletes, and more than a few movie stars!
Boggs put his interviewing expertise to work in the creation of his widely-praised 2007 HarperCollins book, GOT WHAT IT TAKES? Successful People Reveal How They Made it to the Top. The book, hailed as "a lessons-in-life career guide from stars at the top of their games," includes words of wisdom and guidance and practical strategies from an A-List crowd including Sir Richard Branson, Jeff Zucker, Donald Trump, Diane von Furstenberg, Matt Lauer, Renee Zellweger, Craig Newmark of Craigslist, Tom Perkins, Joe Torre, Maria Bartiromo and thirty-five more.
The inspirational message of the book, combined with Boggs' own fascinating story, is the basis for his rousing GOT WHAT IT TAKES? appearances. These talks are primers on how anyone can approach their career, the professional challenges they face, the adversity in their path and PREVAIL.
As a speaker, Bill has shared the stage with Quincy Jones, Mikki Williams, Cal Ripkin, Shirley Maclaine, Bill Cosby, Gene Simmons, Maya Angelo, Senator George McGovern, Mary Tyler Moore, and many others. Bill is a popular and frequently requested speaker for Vistage International, the world's largest CEO membership organization.
For six years, Bill Boggs performed his hilarious and inspirational off Broadway play, "Bill Boggs' TALK SHOW CONFIDENTIAL," at the landmark Triad Theater in New York City.
Boggs is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and he also holds a M.A. from Penn's Annenberg School for Communication. Prior to entering show business, Bill was a public school teacher and later a Dean at Penn.
When Bill Boggs takes his "Got What it Takes?" message to college audiences and business people he offers entertaining insights into how climbing the ladder of success really works.
Boggs lives in Manhattan and has a son, Trevor. In 2000, he was selected as ''FATHER OF THE YEAR'' by the National Father's Day Committee.
Bill is on the Board of Governors of the Friars Club of New York, and a member of the New York Athletic Club and the Yale Club.