Peter Sagal, best known as host of the National Public Radio game show Wait Wait… Don’t tell Me!, is an American playwright, screenwriter and actor. He is also the host of the PBS special, Constitution USA with Peter Sagal.
Sagal is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine’s “True-Life Tales” column and has been a guest movie critic on the television show “Ebert & Roper.” An avid marathon runner, Sagal writes a column about running equipment in Runner’s World magazine, and has also written for the Chicago Tribune and Houston Chronicle. His book, The Book of Vice: Very Naughty Things (and How to Do Them) was published in 2007.
Sagal’s play, Denial, about a Jewish lawyer who represents a Holocaust denier, premiered in New York in 2007. Sagal also co-wrote the movie Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.
Sagal lives in Oak Park, Illinois, and is married to Beth (Albrecht) Sagal; they have three daughters.