After growing up in five foster homes his corporate career began as a teenage office boy at the Albany (N.Y.) Times Union. Nineteen years later Bob Danzig was named publisher of that newspaper. During his later 20 year term as nationwide head of the 6,000 employee Hearst newspapers, the group had a renaissance of talent, technology, reputation — and cash flow grew 100 fold. Bob stepped down early to share his insights with audiences and readers. All of his speaking fees and book royalties are donated to charity. His greatest satisfaction is sharing ideas which stimulate the wisdom within you.
Bob Danzig grew from a childhood spent in five foster homes to two decades as nationwide head of The Hearst Newspaper Group and vice president of The Hearst Corporation. After graduating from high school with no family support, he took a job as an office boy at his local newspaper, the Albany (N.Y) Times Union. Nineteen years later he became publisher of the Times Union, before heading to the helm of The Hearst Newspaper Group.
Now an author and motivational speaker, Bob Danzig is also a member of the teaching faculty at the prestigious New School University and the guiding hand of The Hearst Management Institute. His goal is to be an instrument for renewed affirmation that every single person is worthwhile.
A civic leader, Bob Danzig has served on boards of directors of Albany Medical College, Siena College, Russell Sage College, St. Peter’s Hospital, Sunnyview Hospital, Albany Institute of History and Art, and Caldwell College, and on the executive committee of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. In addition to graduating magna cum laude from Siena College, he received the college’s Outstanding Alumni Award, as well as an honorary Ph.D. Bob was also recognized as a Knight of Malta.
As an industry leader, Bob Danzig has served the Newspaper Association of America, Newspaper Advertising Bureau, New Directions for News and the American Press Institute, and has earned industry-wide respect for his innovative marketing leadership. Bob was also awarded one of 12 professional journalism fellowships at Stanford University, the only business executive ever to be accepted into this program. He now serves on its board.
Bob is the author of The Leader Within You, Vitamins for the Spirit, Angel Threads, Every Child Deserves a Champion, and There Is Only One You. Bob Danzig is also working towards adapting his adult-focused program, The Confidence Academy, for children.