Bill Boggs is a four-time Emmy Award-winning TV talk show host and producer, best-selling author and professional speaker. His Off-Broadway play, Talk Show Confidential and his novel, At First Sight, were recently optioned for a Hollywood screenplay inspired by his life and work. Bill has interviewed many of the most notable personalities of our time – cultural icons, music legends, presidents, international leaders, writers, athletes, celebrity chefs – and a movie star or two! He is currently celebrity correspondent for the nationally syndicated Emmy-nominated PBS TV show My Generation. In 2009, Harper/Collins published his best-selling motivational book, Got What it Takes? based on his interviews with highly successful people.
His TV credits include shows on Fox, Showtime, The Travel Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS and ESPN. A passionate "foodie," Bill spent a decade on Bill Boggs Corner Table on Food Network, and helped to launch the network as well. He has displayed unique versatility – as a game show host for CBS, a news anchor for WNBC-TV, and as host and producer of the FOX-TV series, Comedy Tonight. He was also the executive producer for the ground-breaking Morton Downey Jr. Show.
A music lover, Bill has starred on stage in Our Sinatra, and produced music shows for TV with performers ranging from Lou Reed and Frank Zappa to Bobby Short, Tommy Tune, and the Stuttgart Ballet. Some of his notable interviews with music legends include Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Lena Horne, Billy Joel, Peggy Lee, Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Barry Manilow, Sammy Davis, Burt Bacharach, Jule Styne, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Buddy Rich, Mel Tormé, Gerry Mulligan, Carly Simon, Judy Collins, Marvin Hamlisch, Michael Feinstein, Charles Strouse, Leiber & Stoller, Itzhak Perlman, Vic Damone, Little Richard, Eubie Blake, James Brown, Joshua Bell, and his dear friend Sammy Cahn.
Bill is currently at work on a new music series for PBS, Songs of our Time. In 2003, he was selected as a "Father of the Year," by the National Father's Day Committee. He holds BA and MA degrees from The University of Pennsylvania, and lives in Manhattan.