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Who is Rod Berger?

Dr. Rod Berger is a distinguished journalist and storyteller, renowned for his ability to distill the unique essence of individuals and their stories. His expertise has been showcased through 16 years of guest lecturing at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, captivating audiences on the TEDx stage, and engaging with diverse cultures in remote regions worldwide. Berger’s portfolio of interviews spans a wide array of prominent figures, including NBA legends Charles Barkley and Magic Johnson, entertainment personalities like Mario Lopez and Jermaine Dupri, rock star Sammy Hagar, culinary icon Guy Fieri, business mogul Daymond John, NFL stars Terry Bradshaw and Greg Olsen, and even UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov, demonstrating his versatility and depth as an on-air personality.

With over a decade of contributions to Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine, and past work with HuffPost and Scholastic, Berger’s journalistic endeavors have taken him around the globe. His notable assignments include discussions with the Pope and United Nations officials in Rome about the global refugee crisis, coverage of literacy efforts in Uganda’s Imvepi Refugee Settlement, and documenting water well installations on the Kenyan border with Water Aid Sweden in 2023. Berger’s adventurous spirit has led him to thrilling experiences from white-water rafting on the Nile River to exploring Stockholm’s archipelago in an electric boat, and going behind the scenes of a Formula 1 race with the Williams Racing Team. His global partnerships and advisory roles, including his work with the Refugee & Migrant Education Network, JRG Ventures, and the non-profit Stand Up & Learn, reflect his commitment to impactful storytelling and international collaboration.

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