Zev Brenner

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Zev J. Brenner is an Orthodox Jewish radio host and president and founder of Talkline Communications - a Radio/TV network founded in 1981.[1] Brenner is known as one of the only Orthodox Jews in the United States who serves as a talk-show host. He is also known for addressing many important but controversial topics in the Jewish community.[2] He is an ordained Rabbi.[3]

Notable personalities he interviewed on his show include President Bill Clinton; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Senators Joseph Lieberman and Charles Schumer; Israeli Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Shamir and Yitzhak Rabin; former Vice President Dan Quayle; former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev; and Al Sharpton.[3]


Zev Joseph Brenner was born to Rabbi and Mrs. Paul Brenner and went on to graduate from the New York City Technical College of the City University in NY. He married Adena Karen Berkowitz, a lawyer and daughter of William Berkowitz, the national president of the American Jewish Heritage Committee in New York in 1988.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Adena K. Berkowitz Is Married to Zev J. Brenner". New York Times. June 13, 1988. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.vosizneias.com/47657/2010/01/24/new-york-tefillin-bomb-scare-teen-family-to-appear-on-zev-brenner-radio-show-tonight
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 6, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.