Jay McGraw is the Emmy® Award-winning creator and executive producer of the syndicated series The Doctors as well as president and CEO of Los Angeles-based Stage 29 Productions.
He previously served as executive producer of seven Dr. Phil CBS primetime specials, as well as MyNetworkTV’s Decision House series and hosted the primetime FOX series Renovate My Family.
McGraw is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of six books including The Ultimate Weight Solution for Teens: The 7 Keys to Weight Freedom, Life Strategies For Teens and Closing The Gap: A Strategy for Bringing Parents and Teens Together. His latest book, Life Strategies for Dealing With Bullies, was released in Fall 2008.
McGraw is a regular contributor on Dr. Phil and has been featured on Good Morning America, Today, The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight and Extra. He has also been featured as a teen expert on 20/20, The Montel Williams Show and Politically Incorrect and has been interviewed on CNN’s Larry King Live and Talk Back Live. He has contributed to Seventeen Magazine and has been a featured columnist for CosmoGIRL! McGraw has also toured the nation speaking to school children, and his books have been incorporated into the curriculum of schools across the country as a guide to helping kids achieve their goals.
McGraw earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University and is a graduate of the University of Texas, where he received a B.S. in psychology. A licensed pilot, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a certified SCUBA diver and an avid golfer, McGraw keeps himself busy outside of work. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Erica, daughter, Avery, and son, London.
The Doctors, entering its fifth season this September 2012, won the 2010 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative and has been nominated in the category every year since its inception in 2008. For additional information on The Doctors, please visit www.thedoctorstv.com.