Thursday, September 15, 2016

Now, San Francisco Style Is For I, Karen A. Placek to say "Hello, Mr. Duetsch, I just have to say, do I know you from old past??"

Donny Deutsch

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Donny Deutsch
BornDonald Jay Deutsch
November 22, 1957 (age 58)
Hollis Hills (Queens), New York, United States
Alma materWharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
OccupationChairman of Deutsch Inc.
Spouse(s)Stacy Josloff (married 2000; divorced)
Partner(s)Amanda Zacharia (former)
ChildrenDaisy, London and Chelsey
Donald Jay "Donny" Deutsch (born November 22, 1957)[1] is an American advertising executive and television personality.
He is the former host of the CNBC talk show The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch (2004–2008).

Early life and education[edit]

Deutsch was born to a Jewish family in Hollis Hills, a neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York CityNew York. His father, David Deutsch, founded David Deutsch Associates, now known as Deutsch Inc., in 1969.[2][3]
He attended the Martin Van Buren High School, located in the nearby Queens Village neighborhood; Deutsch later attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, located in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania.[1]
Donny's first TV appearance was as a contestant on the game show, The Match Game, when he had just graduated from UPenn. He won the $5,000.00 jackpot celebrity match with Betty White.


Donny Deutsch joined his father's advertising firm, David Deutsch Associates, in 1983.[2] In 1989, David Deutsch handed full control of the agency to Donny Deutsch, who became chairman.[2][3] Deutsch renamed the agency Deutsch Inc. and later sold it to the Interpublic Group of Companies in 2000 for $265 million.[2][3][4]
In addition to his work on The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Deutsch has appeared as a regular guest on MSNBC's morning talk show Morning Joe. He also appeared as a judge on TV, when he appeared on NBC's reality-television series The Apprentice.[5] He now appears regularly on the Today Show, in a segment called "The Professionals".
In April 2013, Deutsch's prime-time CNN talk show, (Get to) The Point, was cancelled after just one week after the Nielsen Company said the show attracted just 268,000 viewers. The show was also mocked by comedian Jon Stewart during his Comedy Central show.[6] In 2015, the USA Network announced a new TV show with Deutsch which premiered in November called simply Donny!, a comedy with Deutsch playing a fictional version of himself.[7]
In 2016, Deutsch was co-hosting Bloomberg Television's With All Due Respect with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.[8][9][10]


He has published several books, including a business motivation book, Often Wrong, Never in Doubt – Unleash the Business Rebel Within (2005), written with co-author Peter Knobler.

Personal life[edit]

In 2000, he married Stacy Josloff, whom he later divorced. Deutsch's former girlfriend, Amanda Zacharia, gave birth to their daughter, Daisy, in 2007.[11]
Deutsch purchased a five-story property in New York City for $21 million and reportedly spent another $20 million on renovations in 2006.[12] Deutsch also purchased a $29 million home in East Hampton Village, New York.[13]
On February 25, 2013 on Piers Morgan Tonight, Deutsch declared that he is a member of the Democratic Party.[14] Deutsch has also stated: "I'm a feminist."[15]