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Journalist, Best-Selling Author and TV News Executive

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 William Knoedelseder Biography

Bill Knoedelseder is a veteran journalist, author and television news executive who spent 12 years as an investigative reporter for The Los Angeles Times, where his ground breaking coverage of the music industry formed the basis of his best-selling first book, “Stiffed: A True Story of MCA, the Music Business and the Mafia,” which was named Best Non-Fiction work of 1993 by Entertainment Weekly magazine.

In a subsequent 12-year television career, Knoedelseder served as the executive producer and creator of local and national news programs and documentaries for Fox Television, Disney, Knight Ridder and USA Broadcasting. For six of those years, he worked closely with Barry Diller, first at Fox and then at USA, where, as vice president of news, he created a critically-acclaimed nightly newscast in Miami, “The Times,” and a weekly reality series, “City Desk,” which was set inside The Miami Herald.

Knoedelseder also was the executive producer of two nationally televised documentaries: “Something’s Got to Give,” an award-winning two-hour special about Marilyn Monroe’s last, unfinished film that set a primetime ratings record for Fox in 1990; and “All the Presidents’ Movies,” a three-hour special for Bravo that chronicled the movie viewing habits of the modern U.S. Presidents-- what they watched, when they watched it, with whom, and what connection it had to world events-- based on the never-before-seen private logs of the official White House movie projectionist from 1953 to 1986.

Knoedelseder is also the co-author (with Bryn Freedman) of “In Eddie’s Name,” published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1999, about the murder of a Philadelphia teenager that made national headlines after Knoedelseder, as executive producer of the Knight Ridder news program “Inquirer News Tonight,” successfully pressured the city to release 911 tapes recorded the night of the murder, which ultimately revealed a complete breakdown Philadelphia’s emergency response system.

Knoedelseder’s book, “I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Standup Comedy’s Golden Age” was published by Perseus Books in 2009 and was under option to actor Jim Carrey.

Knoedelseder released “Bitter Brew: the Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer” in 2012. Lionsgate Entertainment has optioned the TV rights, in association with Oscar-winning producer Michael London (“Sideways”) and film director John Sayles.

Knoedelseder is currently at work on his third book for Harper Collins, "Fins," about the visionary car designer Harley Earl and his role in the phenomenal rise of General Motors.

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Fins: Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors, and the Glory Days of Detroit

Fins: Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors, and the Glory Days of Detroit

Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer

Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer

I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-Up Comedy's Golden Era

I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-Up Comedy's Golden Era

Stiffed: A True Story of MCA, the Music Business, and the Mafia

Stiffed: A True Story of MCA, the Music Business, and the Mafia

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William Knoedelseder

Journalist, Best-Selling Author and TV News Executive

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William Knoedelseder Biography

Bill Knoedelseder is a veteran journalist, author and television news executive who spent 12 years as an investigative reporter for The Los Angeles Times, where his ground breaking coverage of the music industry formed the basis of his best-selling first book, “Stiffed: A True Story of MCA, the Music Business and the Mafia,” which was named Best Non-Fiction work of 1993 by Entertainment Weekly magazine.

In a subsequent 12-year television career, Knoedelseder served as the executive producer and creator of local and national news programs and documentaries for Fox Television, Disney, Knight Ridder and USA Broadcasting. For six of those years, he worked closely with Barry Diller, first at Fox and then at USA, where, as vice president of news, he created a critically-acclaimed nightly newscast in Miami, “The Times,” and a weekly reality series, “City Desk,” which was set inside The Miami Herald.

Knoedelseder also was the executive producer of two nationally televised documentaries: “Something’s Got to Give,” an award-winning two-hour special about Marilyn Monroe’s last, unfinished film that set a primetime ratings record for Fox in 1990; and “All the Presidents’ Movies,” a three-hour special for Bravo that chronicled the movie viewing habits of the modern U.S. Presidents-- what they watched, when they watched it, with whom, and what connection it had to world events-- based on the never-before-seen private logs of the official White House movie projectionist from 1953 to 1986.

Knoedelseder is also the co-author (with Bryn Freedman) of “In Eddie’s Name,” published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1999, about the murder of a Philadelphia teenager that made national headlines after Knoedelseder, as executive producer of the Knight Ridder news program “Inquirer News Tonight,” successfully pressured the city to release 911 tapes recorded the night of the murder, which ultimately revealed a complete breakdown Philadelphia’s emergency response system.

Knoedelseder’s book, “I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Standup Comedy’s Golden Age” was published by Perseus Books in 2009 and was under option to actor Jim Carrey.

Knoedelseder released “Bitter Brew: the Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer” in 2012. Lionsgate Entertainment has optioned the TV rights, in association with Oscar-winning producer Michael London (“Sideways”) and film director John Sayles.

Knoedelseder is currently at work on his third book for Harper Collins, "Fins," about the visionary car designer Harley Earl and his role in the phenomenal rise of General Motors.

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  • William Knoedelseder on Dave Letterman - YouTube
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  • How to book William Knoedelseder?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like William Knoedelseder for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for William Knoedelseder, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for William Knoedelseder or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book William Knoedelseder?

    Booking fees for William Knoedelseder, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire William Knoedelseder, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for William Knoedelseder?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like William Knoedelseder for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book William Knoedelseder for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent William Knoedelseder or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for William Knoedelseder or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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William Knoedelseder Speaker Videos

  • William Knoedelseder on Dave Letterman - YouTube
    [email protected]: William Knoedelseder - YouTube

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