About Peter Greenberg

peter-RT-aboutpeter1Peter Greenberg is America’s most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist.

Greenberg is Travel Editor for CBS News, and appears on The Early Show, CBS Evening News, and across many CBS broadcast platforms. He is the consummate insider when it comes to reporting the travel business as news. No other journalist brings his level of expertise and extensive experience to the travel process. An Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter was named one of the most influential people in travel by Travel Weekly, along with Al Gore, Bill Marriott and Richard Branson.

His other current titles include Travel Editor at Large for AARP, Contributing Editor for Men’s Health magazine, and contributor to Parade, ForbesTraveler.com, Bing Travel and Oprah.com. He has been a featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Dr. Phil and Larry King Live.

Greenberg was honored with News & Documentary Emmy Award as part of the Dateline NBC team for outstanding coverage of a breaking news story in a news magazine.

He was the creator, co-executive producer and host of CNBC’s acclaimed prime-time specials “Inside American Airlines: A Week in the Life” and “Cruise, Inc: Big Money on the High Seas.”

His investigative work culminated in the one-hour Dateline NBC special he hosted entitled “Black Box Mystery: The Crash of the Concorde,” revealing for the first time what really happened when the supersonic aircraft crashed outside of Paris in 2000.

Greenberg produces and co-hosts one-hour television specials called “The Royal Tour[tm],” which feature personal, one-on-one journeys through various countries with their heads of state. To date, countries have included Jordan with His Majesty King Abdullah II, New Zealand with Prime Minister Helen Clark, Peru with President Alejandro Toledo, and Jamaica with Prime Minister P.J. Patterson. These specials have been broadcast in the U.S. on the Travel Channel and worldwide on the Discovery Channel.

peter-RT-aboutpeter3His latest, Mexico: The Royal Tour, is a presentation of WLIW21 in association with WNET New York Public Media, one of America’s most prolific and respected public media providers. For more information on The Royal Tour, please visit the About the Show page.

His travel news website, www.PeterGreenberg.com, is known for its high-quality mix of breaking travel news, in-depth features, destination information and helpful travel tips.

Greenberg began his career in journalism as West Coast Correspondent for Newsweek, based both in Los Angeles and San Francisco. During that time, he was the principal reporter of many major news stories for the magazine, including cover articles on Howard Hughes, Patty Hearst, Gary Gilmore, aviation safety and organized crime. He also covered stories ranging from Bette Midler to Watergate to the return of American prisoners of war in Vietnam.

In 1988, Greenberg became the travel correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America and in 1995, moved to NBC as Travel Editor for the Today show / CNBC / MSNBC. He also served as Chief Correspondent for the Travel Channel from 1998 to 2005.

Greenberg won the national Emmy Award for best investigative reporting for his ABC 20/20 special, “What Happened to the Children?” a report about the last orphan flight out of Vietnam in 1975.

He also received the prestigious Distinguished Service Award in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, as well as the Excellence in Broadcasting Award from the Aviation Space Writers Association of America for his investigative piece on Good Morning America entitled, “Planes with a Past.”

Finally, Greenberg trains six times each year in state-of-the-art aircraft simulators, and he remains active as a volunteer fireman in New York. He lives in New York, Los Angeles, Bangkok, and most major airports around the world.

To learn more about Peter, please visit his Web site, www.PeterGreenberg.com.
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