Keith Elliot Greenberg

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Keith Elliot Greenberg is a New York Times best-selling author, and television producer. He was born in the Bronx in 1959, and went to Bayside High School in Queens, graduating in January 1977. He attended a number of colleges in the New York area.


His many books include Menudo, To Be the Man, Erik is Homeless, and Zack's Story. In November 2010, Backbeat Books released December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died, Greenberg's minute-by-minute account of the last day of John Lennon's life. He has written articles for WWE magazine, Playboy, Men's Journal, The Huffington Post' Maxim and The Village Voice. He previously produced Geraldo at Large, a prime-time television program on Fox News Channel, and America's Most Wanted. He now works at NBC's Peacock Productions, producing primarily hour-long crime programs.

In December 2010, St. Martins Press released Love Hurts, the story of the Caffey family murder in rural Texas and Greenberg's second true-crime book for the publisher. His first was Perfect Beauty, about a murder in Ohio. He is currently researching his third St. Martins true-crime book about a crime in Orange County, California.

In 2015, two of his books are being published, Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die, about the death of James Dean, and the cult that surrounds it (Hal Leonard/Applause Books), and a long-awaited autobiography of former WWE Champion, the Iron Sheik (ECW Press).


His first book, Menudo, was published in 1983 and was the story of Menudo, a 1980s pop band. In the mid-1980s, he began working for USA Today, and other news publishers as well.

In 1990, he wrote the PBS documentary The Blue Helmets, about United Nations peace-keeping.

After writing about professional wrestling for a number of newspapers and magazines, he became a regular writer, contributor, and reporter for WWE, known formerly as World Wrestling Federation. He also co-authored a number of biographies of professional wrestlers, including Freddie Blassie, Ric Flair, and Superstar Billy Graham.[1] In 2009, he co-wrote an unreleased biography of The Iron Sheik.

Now a father of two children, he currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.


  1. ^ Olshansky, Elliot (9 August 2008). "Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant sowed the seeds of a slam at Shea Stadium". Daily News. Retrieved 26 August 2010.