Dr. Phil McGraw has galvanized millions of people to "get real" about their own behavior and create more positive lives. "Dr. Phil," his syndicated, daily one-hour series, is the second highest-rated daytime talk show in the nation. The show has been making headlines and breaking records since its September 2002 launch, when it garnered the highest ratings of any new syndicated show since the launch of The Oprah Winfrey Show 17 years prior.
Dr. Phil is also the author of six #1 New York Times bestsellers. His latest book, "Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life," gives readers a solid plan on how to cope with the most demanding days in their lives.
The Dr. Phil Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization that is committed to helping children and families at risk, is also devoted to rewarding remarkable children who are working hard to overcome tremendous obstacles and give back to their family and community. The Foundation is another tool in Dr. Phil's arsenal to fight problems that cripple our society in subtle but undeniable ways. For more information, visit drphilfoundation.org.
Dr. Phil holds a B.A. from Midwestern State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from North Texas State University with a dual area of emphasis in clinical and behavioral medicine.
An avid tennis player, golfer, and scuba diver, Dr. Phil lives in Los Angeles with his wife Robin. The couple, married for 32 years, has two sons, Jay and Jordan.