Our Hosts


Academy Award-winners. James Beard award-winning chefs. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees. Emmy-winning journalists. Celebrated artists. Pulitzer Prize-winning critics. Experts in their fields.

APT is known for offering public television’s most recognized hosts and talent. These iconic figures represent the worlds of music, film, television, book publishing, journalism, finance, public affairs, travel and the culinary scene.

Scroll below for a sampling of APT’s sterling roster of talent.

Richard Bangs

Explorer, author, entrepreneur, television producer and APT host
Richard Bangs’ Adventures With Purpose
Richard Bangs' South America: Quest for Wonder


Lidia Bastianich

Chef, cookbook author, restaurateur and APT host
Lidia’s Italy
Lidia’s Italy in America


Rick Bayless

Chef, cookbook author, restaurateur and APT host
Mexico – One Plate at a Time With Rick Bayless



Katie Brown

Lifestyle expert and APT host
Katie Brown Workshop



Paul Byrom

Singer, former star of Celtic Thunder, and APT performer
Paul Bryrom: This is the Moment
Paul Byrom: This is the Holiday Moment


Martin Clunes

Actor and APT travel host
Doc Martin
Islands of Britain
Reggie Perrin

Billy Connolly

Actor, comedian and APT travel host
Billy Connolly's Route 66



Donna Dewberry

Artist, painting/crafting instructor, entrepreneur, author, columnist and APT host
The Donna Dewberry Show
The New Generation of One Stroke Painting With Donna Dewberry


Ric Edelman

Personal finance expert, best-selling author, radio personality and APT host
The Truth About Money With Ric Edelman



Maria Hinojosa

Journalist, author, correspondent, anchor and APT host
Maria Hinojosa: One-On-One



Tim Janis

Composer, musician, conductor, arranger and APT performer
Tim Janis: Beautiful America



Christopher Kimball

Cookbook author, magazine publisher and editor; public radio and APT host
America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated
Cook’s Country From America’s Test Kitchen
Fannie’s Last Supper

Rudy Maxa

Travel writer, editor, public radio and APT host
Rudy Maxa’s World
Smart Travels – Europe With Rudy Maxa
Smart Travels – Pacific Rim With Rudy Maxa

Paul McCartney

Singer, songwriter, composer and APT performer
Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City



Ray Mears

Outdoorsman and APT presenter
Survival With Ray Mears



Vicki Payne

Host and producer
For Your Home



Jacques Pépin

Chef, author and APT host
Artist’s Table: Jacques Pépin and Itzhak Perlman
Essential Pépin
Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way


Steven Raichlen

Multi-award-winning author, journalist, cooking teacher, and APT host
Barbecue University with Steven Raichlen
Primal Grill With Steven Raichlen


Ruth Reichl

Food writer, author, culinary editor, TV producer and APT host
Gourmet’s Adventures With Ruth



Sir Ken Robinson

Education expert, New York Times best-selling author, public speaker
Finding Your Element With Sir Ken Robinson



Joseph Rosendo

Travel journalist and APT Host
Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope



Bob Ross

Painter, art instructor and APT host
The Best of the Joy of Painting



Rick Steves

Travel guidebook author, syndicated columnist, public radio and APT host
Rick Steves’ Europe series and specials
Rick Steves’ Iran


Ronan Tynan

Irish vocalist/tenor and APT performer
America’s Veterans: A Musical Tribute 2009
Ronan Tynan: More Than Magic


Burt Wolf

Author, columnist, television producer and APT host
Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions
Burt Wolf: What We Eat
The Vatican and the Papacy With Burt Wolf


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