As the host of National Public Radio’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Peter Sagal is heard by more than 5 million people every week, broadcast on 600 public radio stations nationwide and via a popular podcast. The hour-long show has captivated news junkies across the country with its lighthearted approach to current events, and has become the biggest and most beloved weekend radio phenomenon since A Prairie Home Companion. The show received the prestigious Peabody Award in 2008.

Sagal also hosted the PBS series, Constitution USA with Peter Sagal. Originally broadcast in 2013, the show follows him as he travels across country—on a Harley Davison Road King—to find out where the Constitution lives, how it works, its history and its vital relevance.  The mini-series is often used to teach civics in middle school and high school civics classes around the country.

A native of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, Sagal attended Harvard University, and has worked as a literary manager for a regional theater, a stage director, an actor, an extra in a Michael Jackson video (Remember the Time), travel writer, an essayist, a ghostwriter for a former adult film impresario and a staff writer for a motorcycle magazine. He is the author of numerous plays that have been performed in large and small theaters around the country and abroad. He has also written a number of screenplays, including an original screenplay that became, without his knowledge, the basis for Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. 

His second book, “The Incomplete Book of Running,” about his life and adventures as a midlife marathoner, will be published by Simon and Schuster in October.