Press Release: 25 January, 2013



Talk Show Upgraded in Major Markets Across the Country


Stamford, CT – January 25, 2013 – NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution has renewed “Trisha Goddard” for its second season in national syndication, it was announced today by Barry Wallach, President, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.

"Trisha Goddard," which has already been renewed in more than 85% of the U.S. for its second season in national syndication, is executive produced by Paul Faulhaber and hosted by popular television personality, Trisha Goddard. Since its debut, the one-hour talk show has been upgraded in major markets including Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix, Las Vegas and more.

“We are so pleased that our station partners have recognized the success of ‘Trisha’ and have upgraded the show to higher-profile time periods,” said NBCU’s Wallach. “As we head in to season 2, we expect ‘Trisha’ to grow and achieve the same success as we have had with our other long-running conflict talk shows.”

"It has been an incredible experience working with Trisha and I look forward to another successful season," said Faulhaber. "Trisha and our staff have put their hearts and souls into this show and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring more compelling stories to our audience."

“Trisha Goddard” has seen the program’s viewership increase throughout the season. In the November 2012 sweep Trisha’s viewership increased 23% vs. its premiere week. ‘Trisha’ also improved local household time period ratings this past November in New York (+82%), Chicago (+30%), Philadelphia (+66%), San Francisco (+6%), Boston (+62%), and Washington DC (+44%.)

Each weekday, Trisha helps everyday people and their families navigate through tough issues they are struggling to overcome. Her show covers topics important to viewers everywhere with her signature straight talk, warm heart approach. In each episode, Trisha uses honesty and common sense to teach people how to move forward and push through life’s obstacles.

“Trisha Goddard” is distributed in national syndication by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and produced by Stamford Media Center Productions, the same production team behind several long-running and successful NBCU talk shows including “Maury,” “The Jerry Springer Show” and “The Steve Wilkos Show.” Paul Faulhaber (also EP of “Maury”) serves as executive producer for “Trisha Goddard.”

For more information on “Trisha Goddard,” visit the show webpage at To join the conversation, visit the show’s official Facebook page at

About NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution:
The NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the sales and distribution of NBCUniversal product to broadcast television within the U.S. and Canada. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, to broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes "Access Hollywood," "Access Hollywood Live," “Maury,” “Steve Harvey,” "The Jerry Springer Show," "The Steve Wilkos Show" and “Trisha Goddard” as well as weekend syndicated series "On The Money with Maria Bartiromo” and "The Chris Matthews Show.” Current off-network programming includes "30 Rock," "House," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Monk" and "The Office."

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Media Contacts:

Alexis Rouse
NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution

Jenny McIntosh
“Trisha Goddard” / Stamford Media Center



Event Date: 26 March, 2012

Trisha has become Licensed Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner.

NLP looks at the way in which we think and process our thoughts, the language patterns we use and our behaviours and how these interact to have a positive or negative effect on us as individuals.

NLP can be described as powerful change management tool that transforms the way people think and act to have the greatest impact both professionally and personally


Event Date : 16 March, 2012
MIND Mental Health First Aid Training
Trisha has successfully completed the MIND Mental Health First Aid Training course.
This course helps people to recognise the signs and symptoms of someone with mental health problems; to respond to various mental health crises, engage with, support and signpost people to appropriate help.
It focuses on what is meant by mental health, the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems including depression, anxiety disorders, and psychosis, the range of effective interventions and treatments and how to access support.


Event Date : 27 February, 2012
Event Location : NBC.


Paul Faulhaber To Executive Produce New Nationally Syndicated Program Hosted By Trisha Goddard

Stamford, CT – February 27, 2012 -- NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has sold the new talk show “Trisha” to station groups representing more than 80% of the U.S., it was announced today by Barry Wallach, President, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. 
Talk show veteran, Paul Faulhaber has been named Executive Producer of the new one-hour talk show.  Faulhaber will continue to serve as executive producer of “Maury,” a position he has held for the past 7 years. “Trisha” will be produced at the Stamford Media Center in Connecticut where the three long-running and successful NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution talk shows (“The Jerry Springer Show,” “The Steve Wilkos Show” and “Maury”) are also produced. 
The talk show, hosted by internationally recognized television personality Trisha Goddard, has been sold to station groups representing over 80% of the U.S., including 27 of the top 30 markets, that include Sinclair, CBS, Hearst, Weigel, Belo, Capitol, Cox, FOX, Granite, Lin, Sunbeam and more.
"Over the past several seasons of appearing as a guest host and conflict expert on ‘Maury,’ Trisha has shown that her brand of talk resonates with viewers," said Wallach.  "Trisha is the next hit from our proven production team who are the leaders of syndicated drama-based talk shows and who have made 'Maury' the #1 talk show in America with Adults 18-49."
"We were looking for the next successful talk show host and Trisha stood out from day one.  Trisha is already a proven success in this genre, and her work on ‘Maury’ has shown that the viewers have welcomed her into their homes," said Faulhaber. “Trisha has the perfect combination of training and life experiences mixed with compassion, intuition and charm."
“I am looking forward to sharing my unique female perspective as a wife and a mother, my life-experiences and professional training to connect with the daytime viewers,” said Goddard.  “I am fortunate to have the support and expertise of the stellar and extremely-successful production team at the Stamford Media Center. This show has so much to offer people and I am thrilled to get to work.”
As a conflict-resolution expert, Trisha will help everyday people and their families navigate the tough issues they are struggling to overcome. Her show will cover topics important to women everywhere with a unique approach--straight talk with a no-excuses mentality. On each episode, Trisha uses honesty and common sense to teach people how to move forward and push through life’s obstacles.
Trisha Goddard is a mother of two and is best known for being the ‘Queen of Chat’ in the U.K. as host of her long-running hit talk show, “Trisha Goddard.” Previously, Trisha lived and worked in Australia as a TV reporter/presenter (“Play School”) becoming the first black anchorwoman on Australian TV, and while there, Trisha also served as a government advisor on mental health.  Trisha is currently involved in various mental health charities and organizations and continues to be an advocate helping to tackle the stigma on mental illness.   Trisha was recently awarded the British College of Psychiatrist’s President’s International Medal of Service to Mental Health.
Talk show veteran Paul Faulhaber was promoted to executive producer of “Maury” in 2005, and under his leadership, the show has shown record ratings.  Now in its 14th season in broadcast syndication, “Maury” has become the #1 syndicated talk show among key 18-34 and 18-49 demographics.  Faulhaber has been with “Maury” since its premiere in 1998.  Faulhaber began his television career serving on the production team for the "The Montel Williams Show.”
About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution:
The NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the sales and distribution of NBCUniversal product to all forms of television within the U.S. and Canada. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, to broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes "Access Hollywood," "Access Hollywood Live," "The Jerry Springer Show," "Maury," "The Steve Wilkos Show," "The Chris Matthews Show," "The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo" and the upcoming talk show "Steve Harvey" debuting in Fall 2012.  Current off-network programming includes "30 Rock," “Baggage,” "House," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Monk" and "The Office." 

In the Canadian marketplace, the division sells current television and film product as well as content from NBCUniversal's vast library (Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Television, Universal Cable Productions, NBC Late Night properties) to broadcast, basic cable, pay cable and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platforms. Current programming includes "Whitney," "Up All Night," Covert Affairs," "The Tonight Show," and the new hit series "Smash."
Media Contacts: 
Alexis Rouse
NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution
Event Date : 30 June, 2011
Event Location : The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists presented Trisha with a President’s Medal, in recognition of her significant contributions to improving the lives of people with mental illness.

Trisha was thrilled to receive such a prestigious honour. The Royal College of Psychiatrists summarise Trisha’s commitment to Mental Health work: “Trisha Goddard is a television presenter who has highlighted the cause of mental health, drawing upon and family experience of mental health issues.

Before coming to the UK Ms Goddard was a reporter and government advisor on mental health in Australia. She has supported the work of the College – endorsing our “Get Well” cards and participating, in June 2010, in a Press Complaints Commission/RCPsych event on the media reporting of mental health issues.

Ms Goddard has also worked extensively for the Time for Change campaign”
Royal College of Psychiatrists

Event Date : 25 May, 2010
Event Location : Nationwide.

Trisha features in the new Cancer Research UK TV advert which will be on screens from May 25th.

The advert features a range of cancer survivors, including Trisha, who highlight the importance of Cancer Research UK’s work, the progress they’ve made, and the fact there is still so much more to do.

Trisha was asked to be a part of this project due to her personal experience of cancer, and her passion for the cause.
Event Date : 24 May, 2010
Event Location : Norwich, Norfolk.

Trisha is to host a popular radio talkshow from Monday 24th to Thurs 27th May.   

BBC Radio Norfolk have asked her to present the interactive programme on-air from 9-11am which looks at the big talking points of the day and invites listeners to share their honest opinions and debate the issues raised.  

David Clayton, Editor says "We're delighted Trisha is to host a week of one of our most important programmes.  I can't think of a subject Trisha won't have tackled over the years and I'm really looking forward to her engaging with our brilliant and challenging Norfolk audience". 

You can hear her live by listening online at

Event Date : 13 April, 2010
Event Location : Emirates Stadium, London.

Time to Change is England's most ambitious programme to end the discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems, as well as improve the nation's wellbeing. Led by Mind and Rethink, Time to Change is funded with £16m from the Big Lottery Fund and £4m from Comic Relief and evaluated by the Institute of Psychiatry.

Trisha Goddard is fronting the new campaign for 2010 alongside Frank Bruno and speaks out about her experience with mental health prejudice in press, outdoor and online advertising. The campaign asks people to make an online pledge and upload their photo to help end mental health prejudice. Trisha was asked to be the face of the campaign as she has personal experience of mental health problems and is passionate about fighting the stigma around mental illness.

Imagine Your Goals is a Time to Change programme funded by the Premier League and Sport Relief that will be delivered by community trusts and schemes affiliated to Premiership football clubs. Imagine Your Goals focuses on three areas - physical activity, social contact and campaigning. Trisha Goddard was invited to attend the launch of Imagine Your Goals and chair a discussion panel on the role of sport in social change. 
Event Date : 16 June, 2009
Event Location : Eaton Park, Norwich.

The Barnardo’s Big Toddle supported by Fairy Non Bio Gel, continues to be the biggest, brightest, and best fundraising event for under 5s. Since the very first Toddle in 1995, 2 million intrepid Toddlers have registered for the short sponsored walks, with close to half a million Toddling in 2008 alone!

There are Big Toddle events throughout the UK over the summer months and this year Trisha Goddard launched the Barnardo’s Big Toddle at Eaton Park in Norwich on June 18th. 
Toddle Manager Terence Lovell said: “Trisha was absolutely fantastic! She helped us to publicise the event beforehand and she got really involved on the day - all the mums were so pleased to see her. Barnardo’s would like to give a big thank you to Trisha and invite her back to Toddle in 2010!

It’s not too late to Toddle, to find out where your nearest Barnardo’s organised Toddle is, or to see how easy it is to arrange your own event with family and friends, visit or call 0845 270 9900.

The vital funds raised from the Big Toddle go towards supporting Barnardo’s ‘Early Years’ work with under 5s, including services for children with disabilities, young carers, and mums and dads who need a helping hand to care for their children. 
To find out more about Barnardo’s work visit

Event Date : 09 June, 2009
Government Initiative

In June Trisha became the spokesperson for a new government initiative:The Adult Learners Grant

ALG, a weekly grant of up to £30, helps people cover the costs of learning. While the scheme already supports many people going back into learning, there are still thousands more who could get real help to learn new skills – for work, a new career or to help build confidence.

Trisha is supporting this campaign to help encourage adults to learn and make their career dreams come true. Having made a successful career for herself she hopes to inspire others not to let self confidence get in the way of what you really want to do. With nearly half of British adults claiming that money worries stand in the way of them going back to learning, Trisha is supporting this campaign to make people aware that ALG is there to support them financially.

To find out if you are eligible or for advice on your future career visit or call 0800 121 8989 today. 
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