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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.


World's Foremost Expert on 'Downton Abbey’

Jessica Fellowes is an author, journalist and public speaker. Fellowes is perhaps best known for her work as author of the #1 best-selling The World of Downton Abbey—which features new insights into the stories and characters, social...

Actor & Voice of Allstate Insurance Co.

You might recognize Dennis Haysbert as the voice of Allstate Insurance Co., appearing in commercials for the company since 2003. Haysbert also captured the attention of audiences and critics alike with his groundbreaking role as President David...

Actress & Jenny Craig Brand Ambassador

The Golden Globe-winning star of One Day at a Time, speaker Valerie Bertinelli inspires people to live healthy lives as the Jenny Craig brand ambassador.

Actor & Activist

Ernie Hudson is one of the most sought-after actors of our time with an impressive list of credits and awards. Appearing in Ghostbusters, Law and Order, The Crow and Miss Congeniality, his journey to Hollywood success...

Host of Judge Alex

The host of the nationally syndicated Judge Alex, speaker Judge Alex Ferrer draws on his personal experiences to inspire others to reach for their dreams.

Co-Star of TLC’s Little Couple, Neonatologist & Cancer Survivor

Featured with her husband Bill Klein and family on TLC’s hit docu-drama, The Little Couple, which follows her personal and professional life, Dr. Jennifer Arnold has spoken both nationally and internationally on healthcare simulation...

Television Producer & Writer

Mara Brock Akil is a trailblazer for women in television. Using her career to advance and challenge the entertainment business, Akil strives with every project to affect, encourage and entertain all who watch and work with her.


From playing Bill Cosby’s youngest daughter “Rudy Huxtable” on the iconic Cosby Show to starring as “Miranda” in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne on TBS, Keshia Knight Pulliam has forged an illustrious acting career in both film and...

Emmy-Nominated Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Inventor & Philanthropist

Master improvisational actor John Ratzenberger gained international fame as the character "Cliff" in the NBC phenomenon Cheers. During more than three decades of moviemaking and theatre, Ratzenberger has enjoyed success as a screenwriter,...

Best-Selling Author & Heart Health Activist

At 39, while doing a story of heart disease, Joan Lunden failed the heart health test. With determination to transform her life, she lost 50 pounds and became an activist for The American Heart Association.

Entertainment Journalist & Breast Cancer Survivor

Giuliana Rancic is an entertainment journalist, fashion and beauty expert, and television personality with over 2 million followers on Twitter.

Co-Host, The Chew

Daphne Oz is co-host of ABC's The Chew and author of the national bestseller The Dorm Room Diet. Oz's work has centered on finding practical, delicious, and easy solutions to achieve lifelong health.

Technology Innovator & Investor

Robert Herjavec is one of North America's most recognizable business leaders. A dynamic speaker, Herjavec demonstrates his entrepreneurial expertise through his leading role on the Emmy nominated, hit American TV show, Shark Tank.

Emmy Award-Winning Actress & Activist

Best known for her Emmy-winning starring role in Ugly Betty, America Ferrera - an artist ambassador for Save the Children - is also an activist committed to issues surrounding education & children.

Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker, Cultural Critic & Journalist

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Host of the popular show Finding Your Roots, Professor Gates is one...

Award-Winning USA Today Sports Columnist, Best-Selling Author & Commentator

Christine Brennan is an award-winning national sports columnist for USA Today, a commentator for ABC News, CNN, PBS NewsHour and National Public Radio, a best-selling author and a nationally-known speaker. Brennan is a leading voice on...

Chairman of O’Leary Financial Group & Shark Tank Investor

Kevin O’Leary, known as "Mr. Wonderful," was born in Montreal, Canada and is an investor/host of ABC Television’s Emmy Award winning venture capital reality program Shark Tank produced by Mark Burnet/Sony/ABC.

Star of Shark Tank, Entrepreneur & Best Selling Author

Lori Greiner started with one idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar international brand. She is now regarded as one of the most prolific inventors of retail products, and is a star shark on the hit entrepreneurial business show, Shark...

Fashion Expert & Stylist at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel

Fun, engaging and the creator of celebrity looks for the general public, Joe Katz is best known for his Oscar Red Carpet appearances. With many years of experience in the fashion industry, Katz helps audience members understand the importance of...

Renowned Sportscaster

Jim Gray has been a network television and national cable sportscaster since 1981 and is currently with Showtime, Fox, and Westwood One Radio. He has reported on literally thousands of games and events in his career, as well as hosting a number...

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