Bill Boggs is correspondent for the PBS TV show My Generation. He is author of both a Hollywood-optioned novel, and an acclaimed self-help book. He is a four-time Emmy Award-winning TV host and executive producer. He is a sought-after speaker. Bill has been an important figure in the business, food, music, travel, sports, news, and celebrity reporting and interviewing for years. As host of the New York-based Midday Live with Bill Boggs and WNBC’s Weekend Today in New York and his long-running Food Network hit, Bill Boggs Corner Table, Bill has interviewed many of the most notable personalities of our time— including cultural icons, presidents, international leaders, business tycoons, writers, athletes, celebrity chefs, and food critics, not to mention a movie star or two.
Bill is currently the celebrity correspondent for national PBS TV show, MY GENERATION. His profiles of well-known people include elements inspired by his book, Got What it Takes?
The widely-praised book, published by HarperCollins, Got What it Takes?: Successful People Reveal How They Made It To the Top is based on success secrets uncovered in his interviews with leaders in diverse fields—among those are Sir Richard Branson, Clive Davis, Maria Bartiromo, Renee Zelwegger, Diane von Furstenberg, Donald Trump, Matt Lauer, Joe Torre and others. The book and Bill’s vast experience interviewing successful people is a source point for many of his motivational talks and leadership seminars. He has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, CBS Early Show and The Wall Street Journal Report to discuss success secrets.
He is also a featured columnist for Black Tie International Magazine and has written several columns and articles for The New York Times.
Boggs has always displayed unique versatility on TV, from his high energy roles as a game show host for CBS, to a news anchor for WNBC-TV on Weekend Today in New York, and as host and executive producer of the syndicated FOX-TV series, Comedy Tonight. Bill was the founding executive producer of COURT TV (NOW TRUTV) and executive producer of the ground breaking Morton Downey Jr. Show. He’s interviewed notable guests on CNBC’s Let’s Talk Stock and also on Historic Traveler and Freeze Frame on the Travel Channel. He has covered boxing for SHOWTIME NETWORK as host of Championship Boxing Report Update. In the food/media world, Bill was the host and creator of the PBS television show, Home Cooked Classics. For ten years he was the energetic on stage force behind Food Network Live & Simon Super Chefs Live, culinary food and wine shows presented around the country. He helped launch the Food Network, pioneered the first-ever national restaurant review show, TV Diners, and created the long-running hit, Bill Boggs Corner Table.
In 2003, Boggs debuted in his acclaimed one-man Off Broadway show, Talk Show Confidential, now playing at the Triad Theater in NYC. It’s the first theatrical production of its kind, dealing with the alternately bizarre and inspiring world of talk shows. It offers everything from celeb gossip, rare video clips and funny and inspirational personal stories. Talk Show Confidential and Bill’s novel, At First Sight have been optioned together for a movie screenplay inspired by his life. Boggs also took to the New York stage, gaining excellent reviews for his singing and story telling in the Off Broadway hit, Our Sinatra. Bill is truly at home on the stage and is a sought-after motivational speaker and master of ceremonies.
He has appeared as himself in several movies and television series, including: Trading Places, The Lemon Sisters, Eyes of Laura Mars, OZ, The Dave Chappelle Show, Species, Night Falls in Manhattan, As The World Turns, Spin City, Miami Vice, and more.