DENNIS WHOLEY is the award-winning, veteran television talk show host, producer and author who has been interviewing world leaders, celebrities, newsmakers, authors, journalists, and experts from all walks of life on television and radio and in books for more than 40 years.
Dennis brings all of his broadcasting experience and unique and warm style to PBS television stations and cable channels across the United States and throughout the world. His highly personal manner has granted him top-level access across the globe to interview the high profile individuals who shape our world and to explore many cultures within it through his current PBS series THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD.
Dennis’ interviewing career began in radio while in New York City, soon expanded to television there and then took him to Cincinnati, Detroit, and Washington D.C. Having worked as host, interviewer, producer and writer for many different programs and series – from #1 rated local morning shows to national late-night telephone-talk on PBS, and from a night time game show to on-location feature pieces for ABC – Dennis’ career stands out as tremendously varied and accomplished. Series such as LATENIGHT AMERICA, PERSONAL CONVERSATIONS, I BELIEVE and THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD have all showcased Dennis’ welcoming style.
In addition to being a critically acclaimed and awarded television interviewer, Dennis Wholey has garnered critical success as an author of eight books on personal and spiritual growth including, The Courage to Change: Personal Conversations about Alcoholism, which appeared on the New York Times best seller list for six months. His latest book is a novel – his first, The Chance of a Lifetime: An Amazing Super Bowl Story.
At the moment Dennis Wholey and his production company are devoted to THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD. Through interviews with foreign ambassadors, U.S. diplomats, authors and journalists; the series explores the social, political and cultural lives of people around the globe. Whether in the studio in Washington or New York, or traveling abroad; all programs have an international focus.
Having conducted interviews at the Great Pyramids in Egypt, along the Demilitarized Zone in both North and South Korea, at the historic sites in Cyprus, the Panamanian jungle, the mountain temples of Koyasan in Japan, the deserts of Oman, the interior of Benin in West Africa, the United Nations in New York, and the US State Department in Washington; Dennis Wholey continues to explore the many facets of our modern and fascinating world and shares his welcoming personality and good humor every step of the way.