Television Host and
Producer - Reviews and Interviews
Rich Massabny is one of the most visible cable television personalities in the Washington, D.C. area. He hosts and produces talk shows and cooking shows with celebrity chefs on Cox, Comcast and Verizon cable stations in Northern Virginia. His shows are seen as often as three times a week, reaching over
7,000,000 homes (including FIOS). He is a regular theatre and restaurant reviewer on Arlington Weekly News
TV. His reviews can be seen onYouTube.com/arlingtonweeklynews1 and on
http://www.richmassabnyreviews.blogspot.com. Rich has interviewed more than 4000 people in the last 25 plus years covering a wide range of topics, current events and entertainment. His interviews reflect his far-reaching interests and have included former Ambassadors Riad Tabbarah of Lebanon, Boris Biancheri of Italy plus Congressman James Moran, Terence Jones, Pres.
and CEO of Wolf Trap, Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy (U.S. Army Ret.), former VA Lt. Gov. John Hager, Norman Scribner, Dir., Choral Arts Society, journalist Helen Thomas and Bob Madigan, Man About Town, WTOP Radio. For a schedule of Rich's shows, click on TV Host
& Arts Reviewer
Rich reviews theater productions in Washington, D.C. at Arena Stage, National
Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Warner Theatre, Studio Theatre,
The Shakespeare Theatre, plus the Virginia Opera, Wolf Trap,
Washington Ballet Company and many community theatres in
the nearby suburbs.
Portions of his reviews are often quoted in advertisements, magazines
He also reviews and reports on art, including exhibits at the National Gallery,
The Phillips Collection and The Smithsonian. (See YouTube.com/arlingtonweeklynews1 and
As a restaurant and wine critic, Rich has reviewed hundreds of restaurants in the
metropolitan D.C. area, in addition to hosting celebrity chefs on cooking
shows. A few of the restaurants and/or chefs who have been reviewed or appeared
on the shows include Taberna Del Alabadero, Bombay Club, Lebanese Taverna, Cafe Milano, Cafe Renaissance, The Palm, Hay Adams Hotel, Da Domenico, El Andariego (Ashton, MD), Seasons 52, Chima, Normandie Farm and Occoquan Inn. Click on "Best
Restaurants" and "Best Brunches."
For restaurants seeking experienced, unbiased reviews, Rich Massabny and his
wife, Judy, offer diverse backgrounds which include restaurant critic, television
host and producer on restaurant related topics, award-winning public relations
work, coordination of cookbooks and convention planning at hotels around the
country. The Massabny Consulting Service is available on a confidential basis.
(For details, click on "Consulting".)