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Full Name  Joseph Rosendo
Name  Joseph Rosendo
Spouse  Julie Rosendo
TV shows  Travelscope
Website  [1]
Role  journalist
Books  Where To Go When
Organizations founded  Travelscope LLC
Travel, My Teacher – A Traveller's Wish List
Born  September 20, 1946 (age 76) (1946-09-20) Miami, FL
Occupation  Travel Journalist, TV Personality
Alma mater  University of California, Los Angeles
Awards  Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing In A Lifestyle/Culinary Program
Similar  Rudy Maxa, Rick Steves, Burt Wolf

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Joseph Rosendo (born September 20, 1946, Miami, Florida) is an American travel journalist, broadcaster, television personality and public speaker. Since 2007 he has been the executive producer, host, director and writer of the American Public Television series Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope which has aired on PBS and Public Television Stations in the United States and Canada.


Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope has won 22 Telly awards, been nominated for eight National Daytime Emmy Awards and won three, including a personal Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program category.

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Rosendo published his first travel story in the Los Angeles Times in 1980 and since then has been published in national and regional publications. In addition, he has authored a selection of books and acted as consultant editor on others including Where To Go When and Where To Go When – The Americas for D.K. Eyewitness Travel Guides, a guide to Los Angeles during the 1984 Olympics and a book of short stories entitled, MUSINGS — The Short Happy Pursuit of Pleasure and other Journeys.

Rosendo also hosted Travelscope – a national travel radio show from 1985 until 2009, creating more than a thousand original hour-long shows. In addition to his radio show he produced radio features for, among others, ABC News, Discovery Channel Radio and the Associated Press

Rosendo, presented at the New York Times Travel Show, LifeWorks Erie Expo in Erie, Pennsylvania and the benefit for Books That Build Bridges in Kansas City, Missouri where he spoke on Travel As A Life-Changing Experience.

Rosendo’s journalist awards include nine Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards for Video and Audio, the Travel Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) National Award for Tourism Excellence - Globe and Mail Travel Media Award and two Canadian Tourism Commission Northern Lights Broadcast Award. Joseph has also been honored with the Government of France’s Medaille d’Or du Tourisme for his decades of travel journalism on France and his support of France during the run-up to the Iraq War in 2003.

Joseph Rosendo is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. In addition to his television shows, he also produces travel stories, radio shows, pod casts and a blog covering a wide diversity of travel destinations and lifestyle topics.

Rosendo has recently released a series of archaeological documentaries titled "Digging into the Future" which present archaeological expeditions to a number of countries - Armenia, Peruvian south coast, Albania, Tunisia and others.

Personal life

Rosendo is married to Julie Rosendo, the producer of Travelscope. They live in Topanga, California, with their three cats, Bates, Carlito and Mr. Jones. Rosendo is the president of the Topanga Chamber of Commerce and is active in community affairs in the Topanga area such as the effort to stop the spraying of herbicides by CalTrans along Topanga Canyon Boulevard.


Joseph Rosendo Wikipedia