The Travel Detective
Investigative Travel Reporter and Preeminent Industry Expert
Peter Greenberg is America’s most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist.
Greenberg is travel editor for CBS News, appearing on The Early Show and across many CBS broadcast platforms.
He is the consummate insider when it comes to reporting the travel business as news. No other journalist brings his extensive level of expertise and experience to the travel process. An Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer, Greenberg was named one of the most influential people in travel by Travel Weekly, along with Al Gore, Bill Marriott and Richard Branson.
Greenberg is also host of the nationally syndicated Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio show, broadcast each week from a different remote location around the world. He is heard on more than 150 stations, Sirius/XM radio, and Armed Forces Radio.
His other current titles include travel editor at large for AARP, contributing editor for Men's Health magazine, and contributor to Parade, ForbesTraveler.com, and MSN.com.
He has been a featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Dr. Phil, and Larry King Live.
Greenberg was the creator, co-executive producer and host of CNBC's acclaimed ratings-winning prime-time specials Inside American Airlines: A Week in the Life, and Cruise Inc: Big Money on the High Seas.
His investigative work culminated in the one-hour NBC Dateline special he hosted entitled “Black Box Mystery: The Crash of the Concorde,” which premiered in February 2009, revealing for the first time what really happened when the supersonic aircraft crashed outside of Paris in 2000.
His book, Don't Go There! The Travel Detective's Essential Guide to the Must-Miss Places of the World, quickly became a New York Times best-seller. His latest book Tough Times, Great Travels, offers his expert advice and insight on how to travel efficiently – and well – during tough economic times.
Greenberg's other books include the New York Times best-sellers The Complete Travel Detective Bible, The Traveler's Diet: Eating Right and Staying Fit on the Road, Flight Crew Confidential,and Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective.
His travel news Web site, PeterGreenberg.com, is one of the fastest-growing travel news sites in America.
Greenberg produces and co-hosts a series of one-hour television specials called The Royal Tour, which feature personal, one-on-one journeys through various countries with their heads of state. To date, countries have included 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. These specials have been broadcast in the US on the Travel Channel and worldwide on the Discovery Channel.
New Royal Tour specials, which will be broadcast on PBS in 2010, will include the heads of state from the Middle East, South America, and Africa.
Greenberg began his career in journalism as West Coast Correspondent for Newsweek, based both in Los Angeles and San Francisco. During that time, he was the principal reporter of many 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.
In 1988, Greenberg became the travel correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America and in 1995, moved to NBC as travel editor for Today /CNBC/MSNBC. He also served as chief correspondent for the Travel Channel from 1998 to 2005.
Greenberg won a national Emmy Award for best investigative reporting for his ABC 20/20 special, “What Happened to the Children?” a report about the last orphan flight out of Vietnam in 1975.
He also received the prestigious Distinguished Service Award in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, as well as the Excellence in Broadcasting Award from the Aviation Space Writers Association of American for his investigative piece on Good Morning America entitled “Planes with a Past.”
He 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 thirtysomething for ABC.
Finally, Greenberg trains six times each year in state-of-the-art aircraft simulators, and he remains active as a volunteer fireman in New York. He lives in New York, Los Angeles, Bangkok, and most major airports around the world.