Peter Greenberg is America’s most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist.
He is Travel Editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, and CBS Sunday Morning, among other 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 the travel by Travel Weekly, along with Al Gore, Bill Marriott and Richard Branson.
Peter is also host of the nationally syndicated Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio show, broadcast each week from a different remote location around the world. The live, three-hour weekly radio program and a daily short-form travel feature are syndicated by United Stations.
His other current titles Chief Contributing Editor for Michelin Travel, Contributing Editor for Men’s Health magazine, and contributor to Parade, ForbesTraveler.com and MSN.com. He is a regular contributor of specialized travel content and consumer travel issues for AARP.org. He has been a featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Larry King Live.
Peter was the creator, co-executive producer and host of CNBC’s acclaimed ratings winner “Inside American Airlines: A Week in the Life” and “Cruise, Inc: Big Money on the High Seas.”
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His investigative work resulted in his reporting a one-hour NBC Dateline special entitled “Black Box Mystery: The Crash of the Concorde,” which premiered February 2009, revealing for the first time what really happened when the supersonic aircraft crashed outside of Paris in 2000.
His book, Don’t Go There! The Travel Detective’s Essential Guide to the Must-Miss Places of the World, quickly became a New York Times best-seller. His newest book New Rules of the Road, offers his expert advice and insight on how to travel efficiently — and well — during these tough economic times.
Peter’s other books include the New York Times best-sellers The Complete Travel Detective Bible, The Traveler’s Diet: Eating Right and Staying Fit on the Road, Flight Crew Confidential, and Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective.
His Web site, www.PeterGreenberg.com, is one of the fastest-growing travel news sites in America.
Peter produces and co-hosts one-hour television specials called “The Royal Tour®,” 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.
“Mexico: The Royal Tour” was broadcast on PBS in 2011. Future shows will include heads of state from the Middle East, South America and Africa.
Peter 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.
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In 1988, Peter 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.
Peter 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 American for his investigative piece on Good Morning America entitled, “Planes with a Past.”
Peter served as Vice-President of television development for Paramount, where he helped develop such shows as MacGyver. At MGM, he ran the creative team that developed thirtysomething for ABC.
Finally, Peter 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.