Born on an Iowa farm, Rod got into radio broadcasting and voice talent work at the early age of 20. He stayed in that industry for nearly ten years. In 1984 he began work as a freelance publicist for authors and entertainment projects. Rod has earned a reputation as one of the most successful and proficient publicists and guest bookers in the country.
Over the years (nearly 30 now) Rod has developed strong working relationships with every major TV talk and news program on the air today. He regularly works with such prominent morning shows as NBC Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America, CBS This Morning and Fox and Friends. He also regularly books guests on such cable talk shows as Dr. Oz, Dr, Phil, and of other major programs. His popular guest and story booking service, TalkGuests.com, works with thousands of media outlets across North America,
In 1994, after a real-life experience with a bounty hunter, Rod developed his first reality show, titled American Bounty Hunter, which was picked up by Paramount Television, and broadcast on the [then] new cable network, UPN in 1996. His show was the public's very first look at the profession and was a front runner to other shows that have followed. . In 2012 Rod began developing his six reality show. Currently he is shopping his show about a mother and her four children who are in bail bond business in Michigan. The show is titled Family Bonds and will air in 2014.
- Talk Guests - In the summer of 2000, that innovation led to the formation of TalkGuests.com. Now, more then 3,000 media outlets (radio, TV & print) subscribe to this FREE service, and receive press alerts regarding authors and experts who are able to contribute to work
- IMDB - Rod's Film and Television work