Dr. Phil McGraw Set for Keynote Presentation at PromaxBDA’s 2017 Station Summit Conference on June 21

2017 Station Summit Runs June 19 – 23 in Las Vegas

Los Angeles – May 10, 2017Dr. Phil McGraw, the host and executive producer of TV’s #1 daytime talk show, Dr. Phil, joins PromaxBDA’s Station Summit, a yearly gathering of television station marketing and promotion professionals, for a special Keynote Presentation on Wednesday, June 21 at The Mirage Resort in Las Vegas.

Dr. Phil McGraw sits atop one of the most prolific brands in the entertainment industry. In addition to Dr. Phil (from CBS Television Distribution), his television empire includes being executive producer of the Emmy® award-winning The Doctors (also from CBS Television Distribution) and executive producer and creator of the new hit CBS drama series Bull. He is also launching a new syndicated show, DailyMailTV, this fall. In his keynote address, Dr. Phil will pull the curtain back and share his unique insights and core strategies to become a force of change in your own life as well as in your family and your organization.

“We are truly honored to have Dr. Phil McGraw join us on stage as a keynote speaker at Station Summit 2017” said Steve Kazanjian, president and CEO, PromaxBDA. “In addition to sustaining an iconic television show for 15 years, he has built a brand that is recognized and trusted worldwide. We look forward to hearing his keynote address about becoming a positive force of change in your own life and also about what is in store for his new show, DailyMailTV, premiering in the fall.”

PromaxBDA’s Station Summit is a yearly conference created exclusively for television station marketing and promotion professionals. This year’s Station Summit will take place from June 19-23 at the Mirage Resort in Las Vegas.

Dr. Phil McGraw Bio

Dr. Phil McGraw, one of the most well-known and trusted mental health professionals in the world, is the host of TV’s #1 daytime talk show, DR. PHIL. Now in its 15th season, this trailblazing and award-winning show continues to provide the most comprehensive forum on mental health issues in the history of television. Dr. McGraw has a unique ability to take complicated and technical information and make it accessible and understandable to the general public. Using the medium of television, Dr. McGraw presents compelling stories about real people with a variety of emotional and behavioral problems, stripping away the shame and embarrassment that too often keeps people from seeking help.  Dr. McGraw continues to value his academic training and professional qualifications and insists that the information provided on his show is based on evidence-based treatment options and state-of-the-art research in the fields of psychology, psychiatry and medicine. Since its inception, the show has provided over $30m in aftercare services for its guests.

DR. PHIL has been the top-rated daytime talk show for the last six years. It has received 29 Emmy nominations and won five PRISM Awards for the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse and addiction, as well as a MADD Media Award. In addition, Dr. McGraw won an Emmy Award as executive producer of the hit talk show, THE DOCTORS, which is currently in its ninth season. In October 2015, he was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed on the pioneers, visionaries and stars of the electronic arts.

Before blazing his television career, Dr. McGraw founded Courtroom Sciences, Inc., (CSI), a groundbreaking trial science firm specializing in all aspects of litigation support, providing multi-disciplinary expertise in all areas of litigation and forensic arenas. Dr. McGraw worked side by side with top lawyers from around the world in the most high profile cases. His work at CSI inspired the hit CBS series, BULL, staring Michael Weatherly, where Dr. McGraw serves as co-creator, executive producer and writer on the show that is based on his life. BULL is currently rated the #1-rated new drama on television and will return for season two this fall. Additionally, Dr. McGraw is the executive producer of the new syndicated daily entertainment news program, DAILYMAILTV, scheduled to premiere this fall.

Dr. McGraw is the author of nine #1 New York Times bestsellers, published in 39 languages with more than 33 million copies in print. He is extremely entrepreneurial, working closely with his oldest son Jay, they have created a revolutionary telemedicine system to deliver medical and psychiatric care via smart phone or computer. “Doctor on Demand” (DOD) has taken the telemedicine industry by storm and was voted the most innovative and disruptive new technology at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.

Dr. McGraw has devoted his platform to the delivery of sound, evidence-based mental health advice for the last 15 years, and has continually strived to make psychology accessible and understandable to the public using the medium of television. In 2006, Dr. McGraw was honored with a Presidential Citation by the American Psychological Association for his significant contributions to the field of psychology. The citation read in part, "Your work has touched more Americans than any other living psychologist."

Dr. McGraw and his wife, Robin, are well-known for their tireless advocacy for children and families. In 2003, Dr. McGraw established the Dr. Phil Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization funding many worthy projects benefitting disadvantaged children and families. He and his wife have also supported many charitable organizations, including the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), devoting countless hours to CASA’s recruitment project, generating an increase of $100 million of volunteer services in just one year.

Dr. McGraw is frequently invited to testify as a content expert on Capitol Hill before Congress on many occasions involving high-profile topics, including the overmedication of children in the foster care system, the growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes, cyberbullying and domestic violence. Dr. McGraw is regularly called upon for his expert opinion on current events by major national and international news outlets as well.

Dr. McGraw earned a Doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Texas, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in forensic psychology from the Wilmington Institute. Dr. McGraw was a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas where he practiced clinical psychology and developed one of the country’s first multi-modal protocols for the treatment of chronic pain.

An avid tennis player, golfer and scuba diver, Dr. McGraw lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Robin. The couple, married 40 years in August 2016, are totally devoted to their family, including sons Jay and Jordan, and Jay’s wife, Erica. They are the ridiculously proud grandparents of Avery Elizabeth (age 7) and London Phillip (age 6).

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About PromaxBDA Station Summit
Station Summit is the only event created exclusively for television station marketing and promotion professionals. Station Summit 2017 will take place June 19 – 23 in Las Vegas and offers attendees meetings with broadcast affiliates, studio and station groups as well as PromaxBDA speakers, sessions and Awards. Station Summit focuses on the issues, trends and emerging business opportunities driving success in local television.


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