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October 13, 2011

Polished Palate Biography

Steve O’Brien’s wide-ranging career covers 25 years. He has hosted national television and radio programs on ABC, CBS and NBC. And, he produced and starred on programs for The Travel Channel and Financial News Network, while showcasing his comic talent on skits with David Letterman, The Onion, Something Weird News and successful viral video campaigns

Steve served as news anchor and interviewer on WNYW-TV (Fox), reporter for WNBC-TV, and has hosted programs on travel, entertainment, medicine and science, business and finance. Major syndicated and network program roles include Executive Forum, Vacation Report, and American Business Journal

Whether as spokesperson, interviewer or event host, Steve’s skills at rephrasing complicated information into layman’s terms is unique. His sense of humor combines perfectly with his love of discovery and respect for guests and topics

Areas of coverage include financial services plus scientific and health segments. He is experienced interviewing doctors and researchers plus corporate CEO’s from a wide range of companies - on radio and television. Notable: Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Roche, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and New York Presbyterian Medical Center

As a radio broadcaster,Stevehas enjoyed tremendous popularity for two decades in the New York City area. Recent: CBS-FM Radio, WABC and Sirius Satellite Radio. Also as host of “Success Radio,” his program provided advice from prominent experts in business, careers, finance, and health/fitness

Steve is also a writer and editor from years of daily broadcasts, travel magazine writing and, speeches. Plus, he has voiced hundreds of commercials and narrations

A Washington, DC native, Steve O’Brien began his career while still an English and history major at the University of Maryland. Community service includes: board member for the ‘Make-A-Wish’ Foundation, Lions Club and Center for Food Action. His wife Cathy is a senior media executive in New York.