Broadcast Pioneers Luncheon
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
For over a quarter of a century, Broadcast Pioneers member Dom Giordano has been one of the Philadelphia region’s most popular and respected talk show hosts. In his broadcasting career, Dom has interviewed the leading public figures and newsmakers in the country, including Jay Leno, Vice President Dick Cheyney, presidential adviser Dick Morris (now a WPHT talk host himself), Director Rob Reiner, football coaching legend Joe Paterno, and former presidents Jimmy Carter and George Bush, to name a few. Covering a wide variety of topics and issues, Dom blends his common-sense philosophy with an enjoyable listening style to create a show that’s always informative, enlightening, and thought-provoking.
Dom began his unique path to broadcasting as an elementary school and high school teacher in school districts throughout Philadelphia and South Jersey, where he received extensive local and national media coverage for his innovative teaching and motivational techniques with his students. After becoming a frequent guest on talk shows and news programs for his education expertise, Giordano was hired at WWDB Radio in 1987, becoming the country’s first teacher-turned-talk show host at a major broadcast market. After a successful career at WWDB, Dom joined WPHT Radio (1210 AM) in 2000 and has been there ever since.
In addition to his radio show, Dom enjoys extensive visibility and success in television and print mediums. He has provided weekly parenting tips and education commentary for NBC 10 News. Dom has been a frequent guest commentator on MSNBC, the Fox News Channel, CNN’s Talkback Live, Court TV, Comcast Cable’s "It’s Your Call," and WHYY-TV 12 News. He has also been interviewed on C-SPAN, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Sunday Live on WPVI-TV (6abc), and numerous newscasts and public affairs programs. Dom has written frequent columns for newspapers throughout the region, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Trentonian, The Bucks County Courier Times, The Main Line Times, and The Northeast Times. Dom’s educational expertise reached a national audience when his first book, Common Sense Parenting, was published by Free Reign Press in late 2003.
In 1995, Dom became the first Philadelphia broadcaster to be named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Talk Show Hosts in America by Talkers Magazine, the leading trade publication of the talk radio industry. Dom has been selected for the national “Top 100” list four additional times in 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999.
Dom graduated from LaSalle University with a degree in education and earned a Masters Degree in Education from Antioch University. He also attended Rutgers University Law School from 1979 to 1982. Dom and his wife Rosemary, also a teacher, reside in Philadelphia with their two sons, Luke and DJ.
From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Bob Kravitz
Bio courtesy of Dom Giordano and his website, domtalk.com
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