Joseph RosendoEmmy-award winner Joseph Rosendo has been a travel, food and wine journalist and travel broadcaster for 30 years. Since 2007, he has hosted, written and directed Joseph Rosendo’s TravelscopeŽ, the award-winning travel television series. “We close each show with a quote from Mark Twain: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness,” says Joseph. “It’s a truth that first turned me on to travel and has kept me hooked for more than 30 years.”
TravelscopeŽ, now in its sixth season, reaches 96% of the U.S. market and 265 million viewers on more than 500 public television stations nationwide, as well as airing in numerous international markets. “TravelscopeŽ currently has 65 episodes airing which entertain, inform and educate viewers about the wonders of the world and the people in it,” says Joseph. “We are grateful to have the opportunity to touch so many people.”
Since his first story appeared in The Los Angeles Times in 1980, he has been published in countless publications worldwide and is the Consulting Editor for DK Eyewitness Travel Guides’ Where To Go When and Where To Go When—The Americas, as well as the author of an Insider’s Guide to Los Angeles.
For 23 years, as the creator and host of Travelscope Radio, he created features for numerous electronic media outlets including Discovery Channel Radio, the Associated Press and ABCnews.com.
In addition, Rosendo is the publisher of Travelscope’s eMagazine, a quarterly travel, food and entertainment perspective, and contributes to the Travelscope.net website where his pod casts, as well as, radio and television shows are available for download.
“Travel is more than a vocation to me,” says Joseph, “it’s a love and a passion that I’ve been indulging in all of my life and am privileged to share with my viewers, listeners and readers.”
Joseph’s Awards include:
ˇ Emmy Winner and Five-time Emmy Nominee
ˇ 14 Telly Awards
ˇ Nine-time winner of Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards for Video and Audio
ˇ Travel Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) National Award for Tourism Excellence - Globe and Mail Travel Media Award
ˇ Government of France - Medaille d’Or du Tourisme
ˇ Two-time winner of the Canadian Tourism Commission Northern Lights Broadcast Award
ˇ Four-time winner of the Society of American Travel Writers Broadcast Award
ˇ Aurora Awards - Platinum Best of Show for Video
Rosendo is a member of the prestigious Society of American Travel Writers. He speaks at national travel conferences and consumer shows and guest lectures at the University of California at Los Angeles. He welcomes questions and e-mails at firstname.lastname@example.org and fans on Facebook.