The first travel show that doesn't just tell you WHERE to go, but HOW to get there.
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 industry as “The Travel Detective,” he is the travel editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, and Sunday Morning, among other broadcast platforms.
The consummate insider on reporting the travel business as news, Greenberg hosts a new television show, “The Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg,” debuting on public television October 5. The series offers 42 half-hour episodes that seek to empower audiences with travel news, must-have information and insider tips known only to a select few.
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 and presidents of Mexico and Peru, Greenberg’s newest special features the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Among other television projects, 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.” On radio he hosts the nationally syndicated show “Peter Greenberg Worldwide,” broadcast each week from a different remote location worldwide, and a short-form, daily “Travel Minute,” airing on stations across the US.
Alyssa Caverley is a travel journalist who reports from all over the globe. She launched her news career in Columbia, Missouri, where she was a reporter, anchor and producer for KOMU TV-8 (NBC affiliate). As Travel Correspondent and Producer for Check Six Productions, she has been to every continent (except Antarctica), producing, writing and editing reports on travel from an investigative perspective—from safety issues in Egypt after the Arab Spring to volunteer opportunities in the remote jungles of Malaysia.
Caverley has a BA in Journalism and Communications and an MA in broadcast journalism from the University of Missouri.
Tracy Gallagher is one of the most experienced and sought-after travel experts in the USA. From 1998 -2007 she was the Travel Channel’s “go to” travel expert and network host. During that time, she hosted several television series and specials. Gallagher co-anchored the magazine-style daily one-hour strip, “Travel Daily,” traveling the world collecting stories. She also hosted “The Short List” series, “World’s Best” series, Islands for Rent, The Best of Rio, and Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot List. For several years Gallagher was the travel correspondent for MSNBC, and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and CNN.
She completed her undergraduate degree in communications studies at UCLA, her master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University Gallagher lives in California with her husband and three well-traveled children.
Scott McCartney covers the airline industry for The Wall Street Journal. He writes a weekly column on airlines and travel called “The Middle Seat,’’ which is one of the paper’s most-read and most-emailed fixtures, and a blog called “The Middle Seat Terminal.’’ McCartney, the Journal’s travel editor, has been on the airline and aviation beat since 1995 and makes numerous radio, national television and online video appearances. He was part of the Journal’s team that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting for coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks. His transportation coverage in 2000 won a George Polk award and the Deadline Club award from the New York City Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2003, “The Middle Seat’’ was named the best online column by the Online News Association. He is the au thor of four books, the most recent of which is The Wall Street Journal Guide to Power Travel: How to Arrive with Your Dignity, Sanity, and Wallet Intact. A native of Boston and graduate of Duke University, McCartney spent 11 years with The Associated Press before joining the Journal. He is an instrument-rated, multi-engine private pilot, and lives in Dallas.
Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly and Senior Vice President, Editorial Director of Northstar Travel Media’s Travel Group, has been involved in virtually every aspect of travel media for the past 30 years. He created the industry’s first destination information service (Weissmann Reports, now part of Travel42), authored a best-selling geography textbook and has served as publisher of critical hotel and destination guides for the travel industry in the U.S. and U.K. Weissmann was also a web pioneer, creating the first core destination content for America Online and licensing web content to Apple, Time, Inc, CNN and Marriott International among others. Weissmann Reports was sold to Reed Elsevier in 1996, after which Weissmann took responsibility for Star Service (critical hotel and cruise reviews), Official Hotel Guide Worldwide and a dozen OAG-branded publications in the UK. In 1999, he took on the role of senior advisor for business development with RTG’s successor company, Northstar Travel Media. In October 2001, he was appointed editor in chief of Travel Weekly, the primary source of news, research, analysis and opinion in for the US travel community. Weissmann’s comments have appeared on NBC, CNN, BBC and NPR, and he is often quoted in newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today. His work has been recognized with more than 40 national awards from the travel and media industries