Penelope Jean Hayes
Penelope Jean Hayes has appeared on television hundreds of times as an expert guest including for Dr. Phil, ABC News, and internationally. She founded the study of viralenology for personal and interpersonal betterment. (Pronounced viral-en-ology, it means contagious energy.) She is the author of the bestselling book The Magic of Viral Energy, featuring a groundbreaking philosophy in the personal development genre.
In addition to being an on-camera television host, radio and podcast host, journalist, contributing writer for HuffPost, TV series concept creator, and bestselling author—today, she is called in to speak to employee groups about how energy is contagious. Penelope says we pick up on other people's creativity and both good and bad moods. She explains through fun stories how to use this knowledge for better relationships and even greater career success. Penelope's specialty talk is "The Top 12 Reasons Why You Want To Go Back To The Office" and she explains that although working from home has its benefits, we can miss out on creative synergies, and our energy and idea flow can go stagnate.
Penelope used the knowledge of "viral energy" to develop her own career path. In 2010, she became the Host of Pop News with Penelope, a talk format segment on an ABC News affiliate that ran for many years. Since then, Penelope has appeared internationally as an expert guest on countless television and radio programs, including the Dr. Phil Show.
Penelope is a bestselling author in the genre of personal betterment. In 2020, her first book was published, titled The Magic of Viral Energy. That same year, she was granted a U.S. trademark for the term “viral energy,” which describes the phenomenon of contagious energy and its impacts on all aspects of life. Directly following the first, her second book was released and quickly became a No. 1 bestseller, titled Do Unto Earth. This book speaks plainly about the damage mankind has done to the planet, energetically and physically, and offers solutions for our future.
Penelope has hosted a podcast and radio show and has used her voice for eleven books published worldwide by Blackstone Publishing and available on Audible, Amazon, and everywhere audiobooks are sold. In 2021, Do Unto Earth became the No. 1 bestselling audiobook in its genre; “A must-read book for everyone who cares about the future of humanity and our planet.”—Dr. Ervin Laszlo, two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, recipient of the Goi Peace Prize and International Mandir of Peace Prize, bestselling author of Science and the Akashic Field, founder of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research and The Club of Budapest, fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and the International Academy of Philosophy of Science
She is an advocate for the humane treatment of animals and sustainable choices for a healthier environment.
TELEVISION and TALK FORMAT HOSTING
- Talk Format Host and Entertainment Analyst of a 5-year running TV segment called Pop News with Penelope on WCIV-TV—an ABC News affiliate (2010-2015), covering current affairs in the news related to popular culture and celebrities, fashion, and lifestyle.
- Red-carpet coverage of the 88th Annual Academy Awards in 2016 for ABC WCIV-TV.
- On-Camera Host of EyeOnLP / 2013 and 2015. Plus, Spokesperson for LP Magazine (National).
TV SERIES HOSTING
- 2023: Host of new travel series, coming soon!
EXPERT GUEST APPEARANCES ON TV
- Popular Culture/Media Analyst for the Dr. Phil Show: Featured on the Season 12 Premiere episode as an expert.
- Expert guest appearing on countless TV shows, international news shows, radio programs—including the nationally syndicated show COAST TO COAST with George Noory (2021)—plus numerous webcasts and podcasts.
RADIO and PODCAST HOSTING
- Talk Radio Political Commentator and Hot Topics Host for WQSC 1340 + AM 950 The Voice * 2016 election coverage.
- 2018-present: Host of the podcast show titled PENELOPE, distributed on iHeartRadio, iTunes, Spotify, Audible, and more.
- 2020-present: Voiceover artist for eleven books published nationally and internationally by Blackstone Publishing and available on Audible, Amazon, and everywhere audiobooks are sold. One of these audiobooks became the #1 Bestselling Audiobook in its genre on Amazon and Audible.
- Contributor for HuffPost
- The Magic of Viral Energy (2020)
- Do Unto Earth (2021)
Bachelor’s Degree, Journalism and Mass Communications, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Penelope, you’re a natural on television. You’re very good!” —Dr. Phil McGraw, Host, The Dr. Phil Show
“A must-read book for everyone who cares about the future of humanity and our planet.”
—Dr. Ervin Laszlo, two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, recipient of the Goi Peace Prize and International Mandir of Peace Prize, bestselling author of Science and the Akashic Field, founder of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research and The Club of Budapest, fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and the International Academy of Philosophy of Science
“Life is often a mysterious journey and author Penelope Jean Hayes has offered her personal recollection of the many interesting revelations she encountered along her pathway towards wisdom and enlightenment.” —Dr. Fred Alan Wolf, winner of the National Book Award in Science, bestselling author of Taking the Quantum Leap, and cast of the films What the Bleep Do We Know!? and The Secret (endorsement for The Magic of Viral Energy)
“A 911 call from Planet Earth herself, Do Unto Earth is a potent manifesto for living life today and forward. This book should be required reading in schools. We must act now!”
—Mary Madeiras, three-time Emmy-Winning director, screenwriter
"The author is knowledgeable on a variety of important and sometimes complex subjects, such as alternative fuels, climate change, and nutrition. Hayes is an excellent researcher, giving us abundant threads to follow." — Four Star Book Review (Do Unto Earth)
“Penelope Jean Hayes shows us the way. With humor, happiness, and whole-hearted smarts, Penelope clarifies the path to true fulfillment. Her work—and this M.O.V.E.-ment—is for everyone who craves helpful and kind guidance to ‘get out of your head’ and plug in to your greatest potential. Brava!” —Jeffrey Marsh, author of How To Be You; speaker; online sensation; official social media ambassador and red carpet correspondent for the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN); called “A Master of Video” by O Magazine, the Oprah Winfrey magazine.
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