About Peter Greenberg



A multiple Emmy-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter Greenberg is America’s most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist. Known in the travel industry as “The Travel Detective,” he is the Travel Editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning.

The consummate insider on reporting the travel business as news, Peter Greenberg hosts the public television show The Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg. The series offers 27 half-hour episodes that seek to empower audiences with travel news, must-have information, insider tips known only to a select few, and hidden gem destinations not found in traditional guidebooks or brochures.

royal tour israelPeter Greenberg also produces and co-hosts an ongoing series of acclaimed PBS television 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 Minister of New Zealand, the Presidents of Mexico and Peru, and the Prime Minister of Israel, Greenberg’s newest special features Rafael Correa, the President of Ecuador.

Each week, he hosts the nationally syndicated Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show, which broadcasts from a different location worldwide. This radio show features guests who are insiders in the travel industry, as well as local figures and journalists. Peter Greenberg’s Eye on Travel Podcast is available each week with featured segments from each radio show.

Peter Greenberg’s Daily Worldwide Travel Minute, featuring travel tips and the latest news, airs on radio stations across the U.S. every weekday.

peter2Among other television projects, Peter 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 Decoded.

Currently, Peter Greenberg is the Travel Editor for The Costco Connection, and is a contributing writer to many other magazines. He is the 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.

Peter Greenberg has been a featured guest on television programs, including The O’Reilly Factor, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Dr. Phil, Extra and many others.

PG-in-NairobiTravel Weekly named Peter Greenberg one of the most influential people in travel, along with Bill Marriott and Sir Richard Branson. He was inducted into the U.S. Travel Association’s Hall of Leaders for his contributions to the travel industry. Among his other honors, Peter Greenberg received a News & Documentary Emmy Award as part of the NBC News Dateline team for outstanding coverage of a breaking news story, “Miracle on the Hudson.”

Peter Greenberg began his career in journalism as West Coast correspondent for Newsweek in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He won a national Emmy Award in 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.

peter with petra nemcovaPeter 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. Along with a TED talk, he is a guest speaker at events which have been hosted by Visa, Bloomberg, AARP and numerous other B2B and B2C organizations.

His website, PeterGreenberg.com, is a leading travel news resource for consumers and industry insiders alike. When he is not traveling the globe, Peter Greenberg also serves as an active volunteer firefighter in New York.

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