Zev Brenner was born in New York City as the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brenner. After finishing high school he went on to graduate from the New York City Technical College of the City University in NY. Shortly after that he met and married his wife Adena, lawyer by profession and daughter of the national president of the American Jewish Heritage Committee in New York.
Determined to expand the vistas of the Jewish Community and strengthen the relationship between Jews and other ethnic groups, in 1981 Zev Brenner founded one of the first Jewish Radio/TV networks, Talkline Communications. Today 35 years later, he still serves as the network’s President & Executive Producer. In addition to that Brenner is also the only Orthodox Jew in the United States who serves as a talk-show host in his radio program Talkline with Zev Brenner.
In his show which has been broadcasting for over 30 years, Zev Brenner addresses important topics in the Jewish community, interviewing notable personalities and leading newsmakers in the Jewish and political world such as President Bill Clinton; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Senators Joseph Lieberman and Charles Schumer; Israeli Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu, former Vice President Dan Quayle, NYC’s Mayor Michel Bloomberg and many more. He has also helped launch Spanish TV network LTV and Russian Radio Channel New Life Broadcasting.
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