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Celebrity & Entertainment


APB's television speakers include some of the most notable names to ever grace the small screen. As diverse as the television medium itself, our roster can cover virtually any topic. From uplifting and inspirational to informative and educational (and everything in between!), our speakers on television offer a wide array of presentations.


Actress & Cancer Survivor

A celebrity speaker and actress who became a household name starring in The Nanny, the series she invented and developed from "pitch" to production, Drescher is a larger than life personality that reflects her substantial talent....

Cultural Icon & Talk Show Host

Although television talk shows can be controversial, cultural icon, host, and speaker Jerry Springer believes they serve as important forums to discuss prevalent issues.

Real Estate Mogul & Star of Shark Tank

Speaker Barbara Corcoran is the real estate contributor for NBC's Today Show and an investor/shark on ABC's reality hit Shark Tank.

Award Winning Actress & Inspirational Speaker

Best known for her role as "Maggie O'Connell" in the Emmy Award-winning CBS series Northern Exposure, Janine Turner is an acclaimed actress, civic engagement advocate and conservative commentator.

Actor & Musician

Actor Jim Belushi has been seen on Saturday Night Live, According to Jim and a number of feature films. He shares his humorous perspective on life and the male/female relationship.

Host of America's Got Talent

Speaker Howie Mandel is a mainstay in the entertainment industry. Formerly the host of Deal or No Deal, he is a judge on America's Got Talent.

Environmental Advocate & Water Policy Expert

A globally recognized advocate on water quality and policy, speaker Alexandra Cousteau continues the work of her grandfather Jacques-Yves and father Philippe Cousteau.

Actor / Human Rights Activist

Even before becoming popular for his roles on the hit television series M*A*S*H and Providence, Farrell was dedicated to the belief that being a responsible citizen meant working for the ultimate benefit of all citizens. As...

Anchor, ABC World News

One of the world's most respected journalists, speaker Diane Sawyer anchors ABC's World News and is the network's principal anchor for breaking news and elections.

Emmy Award-Winning Sportscaster, CBS Sports

A veteran of sports television for more than 25 years, Gumbel covers America's favorite games. In his motivational presentation, he offers humorous glimpses into the behind-the-scenes world of professional sports.

Award-Winning Comedy Writer

A trailblazing female in stand-up comedy, Carol Leifer is an award-winning writer for such shows as SNL, Seinfeld & Modern Family. She shares her sage, funny perspective on women’s issues, her Jewish roots & human...

Founder, USA Networks, Author & Entrepreneur

Koplovitz is the founder of USA Networks and the first woman network president in television history. A pioneer in cable television networks and new media ventures, she is a visionary woman who led the emergence of cable television from the...

Psychiatrist, Media Consultant & Author

A veteran of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Poussaint is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School who is renowned as an expert and educated crusader for the African American family within our multicultural society. He has worked...

Doctor, Author & Media Consultant

A medical expert on Celebrity Fit Club and author of The 4 Day Diet, Ian Smith is a medical correspondent for NBC and a health columnist for Men's Health.

Actor, Ugly Betty / Education Advocate

With an acting career in film, television, and theater spanning almost thirty years, Plana currently stars on the hit series Ugly Betty. A former teacher, he maintains his passion for education, serving the Latino community through...

NBC Broadcaster

A five-time winner of the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Sports Broadcaster," speaker Bob Costas has also hosted his own talk show and substitute hosted the Today Show.

Boxing Champion, Beauty & Lifestyle Brand CEO, Author

A passionate advocate for health and an expert on fitness, champion boxer Laila Ali has a new fight: raising awareness about heart disease, especially in the African-American community and among women.

Talk Show Host & MS Activist

An Emmy-winning executive producer and talk show host, speaker Montel Williams founded the Montel Williams MS Foundation after being diagnosed with it in 1999.

Actor / Comedian / Humorist

More than just a brilliant comedic actor who has appeared in Seinfeld and Pretty Woman, Miller is also a contributing humorist for The Weekly Standard where he displays his true colors as a political everyman. He says the...

Emmy Award-Winning Actress

Emmy-winning Alfre Woodard has acted in Desperate Housewives and The Practice. She co-founded Artists for New South Africa, a nonprofit promoting AIDS awareness.

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