About Neil Zurcher

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Neil Zurcher, author of Tales from the Road

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Neil Zurcher

As a professional journalist, Neil Zurcher has worked in television, newspapers, magazines, and radio for over a half-century. He has logged more than a million miles on Ohio's roads over 25 years as a TV travel reporter. He was the original host of the "One Tank Trips" travel report, which aired on Fox8 Television in Cleveland and has since been imitated in other television markets throughout the United States. Called "One of the most respected and knowledgeable travel writers in the state" by former Ohio Governor George Voinovich, Zurcher received the Distinguished Service award from the Society of Professional Journalism and the Silver Circle award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He also received an Emmy, the Award for Excellence in Broadcasting from the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters, and has been inducted into the Cleveland Press Club Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame and received their "Living Legacy" award in 2007. For many years, Zurcher wrote a column for AAA Ohio Motorist magazine and now writes regularly for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He has written five books about Ohio, including Ohio Oddities and Strange Tales from Ohio.

Books by Neil Zurcher

Tales from the Road by Neil Zurcher
Tales from the Road
Memoirs from a Lifetime of Ohio Travel, Television, and More
by Neil Zurcher

After a million miles and four decades as a TV reporter, Neil Zurcher (longtime host of “ One Tank Trips” on WJW TV8 in Cleveland) has a lot of great stories to tell . . .

He met Prince Charles in a bathroom, and tripped and fell on President Gerald F . . . [Read More]

Ohio Road Trips 2nd Edition by Neil Zurcher
Ohio Road Trips 2nd Edition
52 Trips— Hundreds of Fun & Unusual Getaway Ideas
by Neil Zurcher

Discover the best and most unusual places to visit in all of Ohio. Longtime TV travel reporter Neil Zurcher has made a career of showing fellow Ohioans how to take delightful mini-vacations close to home. This book collects Neil's all-time favorite O . . . [Read More]

Ohio Oddities 2nd Edition by Neil Zurcher
Ohio Oddities 2nd Edition
A Guide to the Curious Attractions of the Buckeye State
by Neil Zurcher

The Buckeye State has no shortage of strange, silly, goofy, quirky, eccentric, and just plain weird places, people, and things— if you know where to look. Nobody has looked in more places than Neil Zurcher, the popular TV travel reporter who has drive . . . [Read More]

Strange Tales from Ohio 2nd Edition by Neil Zurcher
Strange Tales from Ohio 2nd Edition
True Stories of Remarkable People, Places, and Events in Ohio History
by Neil Zurcher

Ohio history can get pretty strange! From the author of the popular offbeat travel guide “ Ohio Oddities” , here are 75 equally odd tales of Ohio's most remarkable people, places, and events.

Learn why residents of Blueball, Ohio, erected a monument t . . . [Read More]


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