Rabbi Zev J. Brenner serves as President & Executive Producer of TALKLINE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, America’s leading Jewish radio and television network, which he formed in 1981.
From his home base in New York, Rabbi Brenner syndicates TALKLINE WITH ZEV BRENNER, the network’s flagship radio and television program, which have been broadcasting for 30 years. His other duties include working with advertisers in targeting Jewish and ethnic consumers as well as assisting budding broadcasters start their own radio and TV programs. He helped launch Spanish TV network LTV and Russian Radio Channel New Life Broadcasting.
TALKLINE airs on WMCA 570 AM, and WSNR 620 AM in the New York area; WRKL 910 AM in the Rockland/Westchester area and live on the Internet 24 hours a day. His television programs air on WNBC DIGITAL CHANNEL 4.2 which is carried on all the cable systems in the New York area and on JLTV nationwide.
Zev Brenner has interviewed some of the leading newsmakers in the Jewish and political world. Among his guests: President Bill Clinton; Senators Joe Lieberman, Chuck Schumer & Hillary Clinton, Former CIA Director James Woolsey, Israeli Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Shamir and the late Yitzhak Rabin; former Vice President Dan Quayle; former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and the Reverend Al Sharpton.
For the last 30 years, Zev Brenner has devoted his creative energies toward expanding the vistas of the Jewish Community as well as to forging better ties between Jews and other ethnic groups. Mr. Brenner is an outspoken advocate of Black-Jewish relations; leaders of the Black Community are often featured on his programs.
For his efforts on behalf of the Jewish Community, Mr. Brenner has received numerous awards including the Journalism/Jewish Heritage Award from Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes; the Hasbarah award from the Jewish Teachers Association; the Humanitarian Award from the International League for the Repatriation of Russian Jews; and the Communications Award from the National Council of Young Israel. The City Council of New York has also honored him for his work. A native New Yorker, Zev Brenner resides in Manhattan with his wife Adena and his children Menachem Leib, Elisheva Malka, Peninah Shlomit, Aderet Nava. & Yehudit Chana.