Bill Boggs is now the lead correspondent for the national PBS show, My Generation. He has won four Emmys for his work on television.
Many of his historic interviews can be seen on Bill Boggs TV on YouTube.
He began his on camera TV career at KYW-TV in Philadelphia as "Mr. Weekend" on the "McLean and Company" morning show, after a stint launching and managing the hugely successful comedy team of Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses. He started his solo career at ABC affiliate WGHP-TV in High Point, North Carolina, with a morning show he hosted and produced called "Southern Exposure with Bill Boggs." In High Point, he worked with his mentor, Phillip J. Lombardo and Richard Baker, who would become both a lifelong friend and partner in Boggs/Baker Productions Inc., which produced "Comedy Tonight" among other notable shows.
Bill's passion for performing on television and producing his own show drove "Southern Exposure" to the top of the local ratings for all three years. WNEW-TV lured Bill to New York City to host "Midday Live with Bill Boggs," which helped launch Bill as a major television host and interviewer. Bill branched out while at WNEW-TV and hosted network specials for NBC-TV, a game show for CBS-TV, a late night syndicated show for ABC-TV, a weekend morning show called "Saturday Morning Live," and an inter-active game show, called "Just For Fun."
Bill left "Midday" after thirteen years, and branched out as executive producer of both "The Morton Downey, Jr. Show," and "Court TV." He returned to television as weekend anchor on WNBC-TV's "Weekend Today in New York," and moved from there to various shows and work on the Travel Channel, Showtime, ESPN, CNBC, MSNBC, and notably the Food Network, with "TV Diners," "In Food Today," and his creation, the long-running hit, "Bill Boggs Corner Table."
Bill estimates that he's interviewed about eight thousand people over the years, making his childhood dream come true. His mother vividly recalls five-year-old Bill walking around outside with a pencil for a microphone interviewing people as they came down the street.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
AUDIO: Bill Boggs on his TV career and historic interview with Frank Sinatra, Broadcast on Ray Bertillino's syndicated radio show.