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Ralph Franklin Posted by Ralph Franklin in Blogs April 15th, 2015


Rudy Maxa
Rudy Maxa is one of America’s premier consumer travel experts, host and executive producer of “Rudy Maxa’s World,” the Emmy Award winning, public television travel series.
He has produced 91 television episodes on the world’s great destinations which air on PBS stations nationwide. His television episodes also air in 121 countries in 22 different languages on Travel Channel International.
He is public radio’s “Savvy Traveler”, a contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler magazine, Delta’s SKY magazine and the voice of National Geographic Traveler’s “Walks of a Lifetime” podcasts. Maxa also hosts America’s most widely-syndicated, weekend travel radio show, “Rudy Maxa’s World.” 
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As a writer for Traveler, Maxa’s articles have earned him two Lowell Thomas Bronze Awards for Excellence in Travel Writing from the Society of American Travel Writers. He has contributed travel articles to GQ, Worth, Forbes, Modern Maturity, USA Today, the Washington Post, Town & Country Travel, the Los Angeles

Times, as well as USA, and He’s a frequent guest oN national television networks and shows, including CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and “The View.” And he speaks frequently to both public and industry groups.
After 13 years as a Washington Post investigative reporter and personalities columnist, Maxa worked nine years as a senior writer with the city magazine, Washingtonian, before becoming Washington bureau chief of SPY magazine for two years.
Maxa's articles have won him two 
Lowell Thomas Bronze Awards
The Post nominated political scandal reportage by Maxa for the Pulitzer Prize, and he has written two non-fiction books. He wrote for the ABC-TV dramatic series “Capitol News” and for several years hosted a Saturday-morning, public affairs talk show on WRC-AM, the NBC owned-and-operated radio station in Washington, DC.
He also hosts America’s most widely-syndicated, weekend travel radio show, “Rudy Maxa’s World,” The two-hour show airs live 10a-12p ET on (, and continues around-the-clock. It has a weekly audience reach of approximately 1.4 million upscale leisure & business travelers via 260+ radio stations, active social media platforms, online streaming, and more.
Episodes of the Rudy Maxa’s World television series have garnered dozens of awards, including five regional Emmy Awards. The Florida Magazine Association named him “best regular columnist” for his writings in Ocean Drive. And as a Post reporter, he won the John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism for a series of stories unmasking an international Ponzi scheme. 


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