Montel Williams Emmy award winning talk show host,
decorated former navel intelligence officer an entrepreneur, motivational
speaker and philanthropist author the New York Times bestselling
inspirational memoirs Climbing Higher and Mountain, Get Out of My Way, and
the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Bodychange.
And now he's launched a new online
program that's designed to help you reach
your goals and transform your life. Based on his new book, Living Well, Montel's customized online program provides you with
all the intereactive toolsyou
need to look great and feel spectacular!
Montel also continues to have a very
successful television career. For the past 17 years he has hosted The Montel Williams Show, a
daily, one-hour, nationally syndicated talk show that provides an engaging
forum for provocative and meaningful discussions about family,
communication, and personal and social responsibility.
In addition to
receiving the 1996 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show host, Montel's program was also nominated for Outstanding Talk Show in 2001, and
Outstanding Talk Show Host in 2002.
Montel's unique place in the
television landscape has made him a welcome prescence beyond the studio. Last December, Williams
traveled to the Middle East to
see first-hand how the troops were coping during the holiday season. Just after the Virginia Tech shooting, he interviewed a
former high-school classmate
of Cho Seung Hui. He has also conducted interviews in federal
prisons, at the scene of Ground Zero after 9/11, and
throughout the Gulf Coast
after Hurricane Katrina.
Prior to hosting his own television show, Montel was a
special-duty intelligence officer in the navy, specializing in cryptology. A
graduate of the Naval Academy, he received a number of military awards and
citations during his naval career.
Before attending the Academy, he enlisted in the Marine
Corps after graduating from a Baltimore, Maryland-area high school.
One of Montel's key beliefs is that
"success is determined by what you give back to others," which is why he has worked actively
with a variety of charitable
organizations throughout the years.
In 1999, Montel announced his
diagnosis with MS, a potentially debilitating autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal
cord. To raise both awareness
and funds for MS research, he created the Montel Williams MS Foundation.
In 2006 Montel became National
Spokesperson for the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, a major industry campaign to
to all Americans.
Montel has four children, ages 12 through 23, and
resides in New York City.
is an avid snowboarder, who finds the sport challenging and theraputic, relieving some of the neuralgic pain in his legs. He
married Tara Fowler in October
Listen weekly to Montel
on his new radio show Montel Across America