The founder and operator of
TruthOrFiction.com is Rich Buhler, a broadcaster, speaker,
author, broadcast journalist, and producer who has researched
and written about rumors and urban legends for more than 30
Because of both
his knowledge about what he terms "eRumors" and his broadcast
background, Rich is a popular guest on radio and television and
has appeared on national and international outlets including on
CNN, MSNBC, NBC, Fox News, BBC, CBC, as well as local television
and radio stations from Maryland to California. He has also
either written, or been featured in, numerous newspaper and
Rich's interest in
rumors and urban legends began during the years he worked in the
news media in Los Angeles for CBS and Westinghouse Broadcasting.
For fifteen years he also hosted a nationally syndicated, live,
daily talk show from Los Angeles and his listeners became
familiar with his occasionally putting on his "Rumor Rich Hat"
and looking into current rumors.
TruthOrFiction.com in 1999 to provide Internet users with a
quick and easy way to check out the accuracy of forwarded
He also publishes
"The eRumor Report," a regular email update that keeps
subscribers posted on the latest eRumors and virus warnings. He
calls it "Hoodwink Insurance." His TruthorFiction.com newspaper
column is published weekly including to the U.S. Armed Forces in
Stars and Stripes. He also broadcasts the weekly radio eRumor
Rich has won
numerous honors for his work including awards from Toastmasters
International, The Southern California Motion Picture Council,
Religion In Media, Biola University (Honorary Doctor of Laws
Degree) and Trinity College (Honorary Doctor of Humanities).
Rich is the
president of Branches Communications in California, a
Radio-Television-Film production company. He is also an ordained
minister, the author of several best-selling books, and a voice
for those who have experienced what he terms "emotional injury"
from abuse. He is the host of the radio program Talk From the
Heart, a daily live talk show that is broadcast daily from KBRT-AM
740 in Los Angeles.
Rich and his wife,
Dianne, live in Southern California where they enjoy their
combined families of ten children and eleven grandchildren.