First On TVNewser: Travel expert Peter Greenberg has been named CBS News Travel Editor. He will report on travel-related news for The Early Show and on other CBS News broadcasts and platforms.
Greenberg previously had been Travel Editor for NBC’s Today, CNBC, and MSNBC since 1995.
“Peter is an award-winning investigative journalist who possesses both an insider’s knowledge of the travel industry and a boundless curiosity about the world,” says CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus in a statement. “CBS News is excited to offer our audiences Peter’s infectious love of travel along with his unique ability to spot bargains as well as scams, and his propensity for breaking news on the beat.”
The full press release, after the jump…
PETER GREENBERG IS NAMED CBS NEWS TRAVEL EDITOR
Greenberg Will Report for THE EARLY SHOW and Will Contribute Across
All CBS News Broadcasts and Platforms
Peter Greenberg has been named CBS News Travel Editor, it was announced by Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports. In his new role, Greenberg will report regularly on a broad range of travel-related news for CBS News’ THE EARLY SHOW and will contribute to the division’s other broadcasts and platforms. The appointment is effective immediately.
“Peter is an award-winning investigative journalist who possesses both an insider’s knowledge of the travel industry and a boundless curiosity about the world,” says McManus. “CBS News is excited to offer our audiences Peter’s infectious love of travel along with his unique ability to spot bargains as well as scams, and his propensity for breaking news on the beat.”
Greenberg continues to host “Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio,” a nationally syndicated show on more than 150 stations and Sirius/XM radio. The show is broadcast each week from a different remote location around the world. He also serves as travel editor at large for AARP, Contributing Editor for Men’s Health magazine, and contributor to Parade, ForbesTraveler.com and MSN.com.
Greenberg also co-hosts and produces a series of one-hour television specials called “The Royal Tour,” which features personal, one-on-one journeys through various countries with their heads of state, including Jordan with His Majesty King Abdullah II, New Zealand with Prime Minister Helen Clark, Peru with President Alejandro Toledo, and Jamaica with Prime Minister P.J. Patterson.
Previously, Greenberg was travel correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” (1988-95), as well as Travel Editor for NBC’s “Today show,” CNBC and MSNBC (1995-2009). While there, Greenberg was the creator, co-executive producer and host of CNBC’s prime time specials, “Inside American Airlines: a Week in the Life” and “Cruise Inc: Big Money on the High Seas.” His investigative work resulted in “Black Box Mystery: the Crash of the Concorde,” a one-hour NBC Dateline special with Greenberg as principal reporter and host. Greenberg also served as the Travel Channel’s chief correspondent from 1998 to 2005.
His most recent book, “Tough Times, Great Travels” (Rodale, 2009), offers advice and insight on how to travel efficiently during tough economic times. Greenberg’s other books include the New York Times best-sellers “Don’t Go There! The Travel Detective’s Essential Guide to the Must-Miss Places of the World” (Rodale, 2008), “The Complete Travel Detective Bible” (Rodale, 2007), “The Traveler’s Diet: Eating Right and Staying Fit on the Road” (Random House, 2006), “Flight Crew Confidential” (Random House 2005), and “Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective” (Random House 2004). His travel news Website, PeterGreenberg.com, is one of the fastest-growing travel news sites in America.
Greenberg has been recognized with several awards, including a national Emmy Award for best investigative reporting for “What Happened to the Children?,” a report about the last orphan flight out of Vietnam in 1975. Travel Weekly recently named Peter one of the most influential people in the travel industry, along with Al Gore, Bill Marriott and Richard Branson.
Greenberg began his career as West Coast correspondent for Newsweek, based both in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He covered major news stories for the magazine, including cover articles on Howard Hughes, Patty Hearst, Gary Gilmore, aviation safety, and organized crime. He also covered subjects ranging from Bette Midler to Watergate to the return of American prisoners of war in Vietnam. He also served as Vice President of television development for Paramount, where he was instrumental in developing such shows as “MacGyver.” At MGM, he ran the creative team that developed “thirty-something” for ABC.
Greenberg trains six times each year in state-of-the-art aircraft simulators and remains active as a volunteer fireman in New York. He lives in New York, Los Angeles, Bangkok and most major airports around the world.