Neil Zurcher

Neil Zurcher, author of "Best of One Tank Trips," "Ohio Oddities," "Strange Tales from Ohio," and "Tales from the Road"

Neil Zurcher 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. He has also written about travel for AAA Ohio Motorist Magazine and The Plain Dealer. 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. He has written five books about Ohio, including Ohio Oddities and Strange Tales from Ohio. He blogs at

Speaking Topics

Ten Ohio Disasters
Neil shares ten tales of tragedy and courage from Ohio history — many of which he covered as a reporter. Incluldes the Xenia tornado, the Blizzard of ’78, the Silver Bridge Collapse, a parachute disaster over Lake Erie, and more.

The Best of One Tank Trips
Neil Zurcher has driven all over the state of Ohio. With a million miles traveled, Neil entertains audiences with exciting but true stories from 25 years on the road as host of One Tank Trips.

Ohio Oddities
Ohio is not a bland and ordinary state. There is no shortage of strange, silly, goofy, quirky, and just plain weird places, people and things. After 25 years of covering the state, Neil Zurcher knows where to look. This entertaining talk covers many of the his most remarkable finds.

Strange Tales From Ohio
Ohio has a pretty strange history. Neil Zurcher takes you on a a guided tour of some offbeat tales of Ohio’s most remarkable people places and events, including some quirky trivia.

Booking Info

Speaking Fee: $450

Home: Bay Village, Ohio

Books by Neil Zurcher