Believe It or Not!
VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS, RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC.
As Ripley corporate spokesperson, Tim O’Brien appears on hundreds of TV and radio shows each year. In addition, his duties include editing the daily cartoon and maintaining the company’s online newsroom. During his journalism career prior to joining Ripley, Tim had more than 5,000 articles and 3,000 photos published. As an aside, he has ridden nearly 500 different roller coasters In 27 different countries. He has written 13 books including Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Amusement Park Oddities and Trivia, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Baseball Oddities and Trivia, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Frog Oddities. Tim has a double Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism and Film Production from The Ohio State University.
“Ralf with an F”
DIRECTOR OF GHOST TOURS, RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!, ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA.
“Ralf with an F” is Ralf Ingwersen. Although Ralf has been with Ripley’s since 2005, he spent nearly 20 years as a broadcaster prior to arriving in the Nation’s Oldest City. Using the air-name Atom Taler, he entertained listeners with irreverent humor for a decade as the morning show host on rock station 96 WAVE in Charleston SC, then switched mediums – but not attitudes – by jumping to the TV side and serving as the sports director of that city’s NBC affiliate for several years. Ralf is married with two children and is quite adept at balancing items on his nose (nothing larger than a vacuum cleaner please).
VICE PRESIDENT, EXHIBITS AND ARCHIVES, RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Edward Meyer has written, edited and published more than 50 books for Ripley Entertainment. He has made more than 40 television appearances on behalf of the company and directed and produced more than 100 Ripley museum films. He is credited with researching more than 160 “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” television episodes during both of the show’s runs, in 1980–84 and 2000–04. In the past 30 years, Edward has acquired more than 20,000 exhibits for Ripley’s museums worldwide and has served as Ripley’s collection curator since 1984. Ironically, he has worked for Ripley Entertainment (31-plus years) longer than Robert Ripley himself did (31 years). Believe It or Not!