Bill Boggs

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Bill Boggs
Born William Boggs III
(1946-07-11) July 11, 1946 (age 68)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Education University of Pennsylvania
Occupation Television journalist

William "Bill" Boggs III (born July 11, 1946) is an American television presenter and journalist.

Boggs was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently the celebrity correspondent for the syndicated My Generation television show airing on PBS, featuring interviews inspired by his 2007 HarperCollins book, Got What it Takes?: Successful People Reveal How They Made It to the Top. The book includes interviews with Renée Zellweger, Donald Trump, Sir Richard Branson, Clive Davis, Joe Torre, and others. He has also published a novel, At First Sight, with Grosett and Dunlap publishers.[citation needed]

A former news anchorman for WNBC in New York, Boggs also presented several game shows for CBS.[which?][citation needed] He was also known for his stint in the 1970s as host of Midday Live on WNEW-TV (now WNYW), succeeding Lee Leonard.[1] He created the first national restaurant review show, TV Diners, for the Food Network, and spent many years hosting the network's first non-cooking show, the celebrity interview show, Bill Boggs' Corner Table. Boggs co-executive produced and hosted TV's first syndicated stand up comedy series, Comedy Tonight in the late 1980s.[citation needed]

He also hosted Championship Boxing Report Update for Showtime, and Historic Traveler and Freeze Frame (an adventure photographer show) for the Travel Channel.[citation needed]

Boggs was also the executive producer of The Morton Downey, Jr. Show and founding executive producer of Court TV (now TruTV).

Boggs appeared in several film and television dramas including Oz and Miami Vice. He appeared as himself in the movie Eyes of Laura Mars.

He debuted a solo stage show called Talk Show Confidential in 2003. The show, which includes stories and rare video clips from his years as a television talk show host, is currently running at the Triad Theatre in New York City.[2]

In addition to his work on television, he is a leadership coach and motivational speaker for Vistage International.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

He was briefly married to Canadian actress Linda Thorson; the couple have a son.


  1. ^ "Bill Boggs' Official Biography Page". Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bill Boggs' Biography Page on "Talk Show Confidential" Official Site". Retrieved July 15, 2011. 

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