Meet The Speaker: Peter Greenberg
A multiple Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter Greenberg is America’s most recognized, honoured and respected front-line travel news journalist. Known in the industry as “The Travel Detective,” he is Travel Editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, and Sunday Morning, among other broadcast platforms.
The consummate insider on reporting the travel business as news, Greenberg hosts a television show, The Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg, airing on Public Television across the United States. The series offers 42 half-hour episodes with cutting-edge travel information and insider tips you need to know before you ever leave home. It also showcases hidden gem destinations across the country, and around the world.
Greenberg produces and co-hosts an ongoing series of acclaimed specials, The Royal Tour, featuring personal, one-on-one journeys through countries with their heads of state. Along with such figures as the King of Jordan, Prime Ministers of New Zealand and Israel, and Presidents of Mexico and Peru, Greenberg’s latest special features the President of Ecuador. Greenberg also produces and co-hosts the show, Take Me Home, in which globally-recognized celebrities show off their home states.
Among other television projects, Greenberg is creator, co-executive producer and host of CNBC’s specials Inside American Airlines: A Week in the Life and Cruise Inc: Big Money on the High Seas, and is co-executive producer of Baggage Battles, airing on the Travel Channel, and The History Channel’s two-hour special Lost Magic. On radio he hosts the nationally syndicated show, Peter Greenberg Worldwide, broadcast each week from a different remote location worldwide, and is heard on hundreds of radio stations across the U.S.
Greenberg is also author of The New York Times best-selling Travel Detective series. His most recent book, The Best Places for Everything, comes in the wake of such titles as Don’t Go There! and The Complete Travel Detective Bible. He has also been a featured guest on CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The View, among many other highly viewed programs.
Travel Weekly named him one of the most influential people in travel, along with Bill Marriott and Richard Branson. Greenberg was inducted into the U.S. Travel Association’s Hall of Leaders for his contributions to the travel industry. Among other honours, Greenberg received a News & Documentary Emmy Award as part of the Dateline team for outstanding coverage of a breaking news story, Miracle on the Hudson.
Greenberg began his career in journalism as West Coast correspondent for Newsweek in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He won a national Emmy Award (Best Investigative Reporting) for his ABC 20/20 special on the final orphan flight out of Vietnam, What Happened to the Children? He also is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, and an Excellence in Broadcasting Award from the Aviation Space Writers Association of America.
Greenberg is a sought-after expert speaker and moderator. He is a keynote speaker at annual summits for the World Travel and Tourism Council, the Global Business Travel Association and Virtuoso. He is also one of the chief moderators at the World Economic Forum and the Global Tourism Economic Forum.
His website, PeterGreenberg.com, is one of the leading travel news resources for consumers and industry insiders alike. When he is not travelling the globe, Greenberg also serves as an active volunteer firefighter in New York.