As of May 2014, Phil Donahue is a faculty member for Erma Bombeck's Writing Workshop at the University of Dayton in Ohio. Donahue also writes opinion columns for publications such as "The New York Times," The Washington Post" and "The Los Angeles Times."
Donahue is best known for his prolific run as the host of "The Phil Donahue Show," which premiered in 1972 and aired for almost 30 years before ending in 1996. In 2002 he hosted "Donahue," which aired on MSNBC for eight months before being cancelled for poor viewing figures. As of 2014, Donahue lives in New York with his wife, Marlo Thomas.