Forbes Riley and Tony Robbins go Head to Head for "Best On-Air TV Presenter"

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Motivational Guru/Author Tony Robbins and Celebrity TV Host/Fitness Expert Forbes Riley are both nominated for the Electronic Retailing Association's coveted honor of Best On-Air Presenter for Live Home Shopping. The Winner will be announced on September 15, 2011, at the direct response marketing industry’s 2011 Moxie Award Gala which recognizes the best in television, radio and online campaigns. The event takes place at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

On Sept 15th in Las Vegas, Forbes Riley and Tony Robbins will vie for Best Live Home Shopping Presenter. This honor elevates Forbes Riley to a whole new status level in the personality world as she is competing against inarguably the most prestigious talent in the business, but she is doing it on her own turf. As last year's Moxie winner in the same category, Forbes has continued to strive for excellence in bringing qualities products to consumers.

Tony Robbins has long dominated the field of motivational speaking influenicing such legends as Grammy Award Winner Quincy Jones, Deepak Choopra, President Bill Clinton, Tennis Legend Serena Williams, Survivor Producer Mark Burnett, Larry King, actor Hugh Jackman and hundreds more. However, it wasn't until his foray into the television medium, through infomercials and home shopping, that he reached out to the masses and put himself in the public eye.

Forbes Riley is an award winning tv host, 2010 inductee into the National Fitness Hall of Fame and crowned the "Queen of Infomercials" for her more than 20 year career of bringing innovative solutions to tv through Direct Response and home shopping (QVC & HSN) and selling more than $2 Billion dollars worth of product. Individual shows have grossed more than $100 million each including such hits as the Jack Lalanne Juicer and Montel Williams HealthMaster. Forbes has established her position at the peak of the infomercial and sales personality world. "If you're meeting an actress that has been in a $100 million dollar film, its an elite crowd. You're in the company of Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie or Reese Witherspoon. In the Direct Response industry, Forbes Riley has hit that level!"

Forbes remains relentless in her passion to bring affordable, high-quality fitness, health and beauty products to consumers worldwide. In an industry that is seeing more and more celebrities on home shopping networks like; Mary J. Blige, Tori Spelling, Martha Stewart, Kelly Ripa, Wolfgang Puck, Susan Lucci, and even Jennifer Lopez, Forbes has built a solid following of “Jane Main Street” consumers that know and trust the products she represents. Her dedication to providing unique solutions and innovative products extends beyond her own products (the unique and portable fitness sensation SpinGym ( and beyond. This fall she is opening the Inventor Dream Center and television production studio located in St Petersburg, Florida. The goal of the IDC will be to identify products that solve problems or an enhanced lifestyle, and help inventors take their ideas from scribbles on napkins to market in direct response campaigns and retail distribution.

Tony is nominated for his collection of motivational CD's while Forbes is nominated for selling the fitness trampoline, Urban Rebounder. Since first airing with the product in 2005, she has sold more than 600,000 Urban Rebounders on Home Shopping. In an ironic twist, Tony Robbins states in this book Unlimited Power, that he uses a Rebounder before his public speeches for energy and focus. Tony states, "I recommend Rebounding as a way to exercise and cleanse your body at a cellular level as well as a whole list of other health benefits including burning calories and raising metabolism - its a great product."

Riley versus Robbins - there are no gloves set for this match as both are winners when it comes to inspiring and motivating people, but only one will take home the 2011 Moxie Award on Sept 15th in Las Vegas as the Best Live Home Shopping Presenter.

About Forbes Riley
Forbes Riley™ is an award winning TV host, author, 2010 inductee into the National Fitness Hall of Fame and the Founder and CEO of SpinGym LLC. Twice she was been named ERA’s Best Female Presenter of the Year. She is recognized worldwide for promoting several of the most successful infomercials of all time including the Jack Lalanne Juicer and Living Well with Montel Williams HealthMaster, grossing sales in excess of $2 billion dollars. Forbes is a regular presence on televisions worldwide as a product spokesperson and television host--appearing on such networks as ESPN, TLC, Fit-TV, Animal Planet, ABC Family, HSN, QVC, The Shopping Channel (Canada), QVC London and recently profiled by Forbes Magazine in an E! Special called Outrageous Fortunes. She has been seen in feature films, tv and Broadway but is most proud of the docudrama about raw food called “Super Charge Me!”. Forbes is on a continuing mission to promote health, vitality and fitness as a lifestyle, not a fad. She divides her time between Los Angeles and St. Petersburg, Florida, with her husband and 8 year old twins. For more information about Forbes Riley, please visit

About Anthony Robbins
Entrepreneur, Author & Peak Performance Strategist
For the past three decades, Anthony Robbins has served as an advisor to leaders around the world. A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations, organizational turnaround, and peak performance, he has been honored consistently for his strategic intellect and humanitarian endeavors. Robbins has directly impacted the lives of more than 50 million people from over 100 countries with his best-selling books, multimedia and health products, public speaking engagements, and live events.

Robbins has developed five award-winning television infomercials since April 1989 and his work has been featured in major media including Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Forbes, Life, GQ, Vanity Fair, Business Week, Tycoon and Success magazines, the CBS Evening News, NBC News, ABC's Prime Time Live, Fox News, CNN and A&E as well as newspapers, radio programs, and Internet media worldwide.

What began as a young person's desire to help individuals transform the quality of their lives has grown into Robbins' lifelong crusade as he is called on by leaders from every walk of life-presidents, political leaders, advocates for humanity, CEOs of multinational corporations, psychologists, peak performance athletes, world-class entertainers, teachers, and parents.


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