Patrick L. Riley
Entrpenuer and Influncer
Patrick L. Riley is the author of new book “That’s What Friends Are For: On The Women Who Inspired Me” (Dorpie Books). The book is part-memoir/part-entertainment diary/part-Insta-story….and is a celebration of women – many of whom Patrick has worked with throughout his 25 year career. He is best known for his work as a freelance, senior field producer at “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for over 13 years – including ABC network credits on “Oprah’s Legends Ball” and “Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy”.
That opportunity provided moments for Patrick to interview Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton as well as many of his own idols – including Diana Ross, Mary Tyler Moore, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Dr. Maya Angelou, and many more. Since OPRAH wrapped in 2011, other brands call on Patrick to consult as a producer – including The Oprah Winfrey Network, The Wendy Williams Show, Pickler & Ben, BET Creative Services, CHUBB, and NBCBLK. Patrick Executive Produced the 2015-16 “The More You Know” campaign for NBC Universal. Other on-camera clients include Daily Blast Live, TV-ONE’s “Life After”; COZI-TV; BET; The Advocate; Wells Fargo; and ARISE ENTERTAINMENT 360. When in season, his popular open mic karaoke experience, All Star Karaoke, attracts an enthusiastic crowd. AirBnB named it the best way to experience karaoke in New York City. It includes giveaways from event sponsor, Miss Jessie’s, for which Patrick is a Brand Ambassador. And in a rare turn, Patrick portrays “Rudy” in the independent film STEPS – Executive Produced by Shaquille O’Neal.
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