About william parris


Hi, I’m William Parris.  I’m on a mission to help you change your life for the better.  As Chief Creative Officer, Producer and Host on Legitimate Matters, my goal is to develop human potential by sharing relevant content, personal life experience and authentic dialogue that helps people find solutions to everyday problems and make informed decisions to improve their lives.

As a cancer survivor, New York City executive and world traveler who’s also been through two serious car accidents and two major surgeries, I take an authentic no-fluff approach to real life matters.  I’m not concerned with being “politically correct,” and on my show we tackle content often ignored by the mainstream media, receiving guests that wouldn’t have a voice on other progressive media platforms.  I’m passionate about sharing opportunities and resources to help people find their inner strength and achieve their dreams.

After 30 years as a hospitality sales and marketing executive including six successful hotel openings in the New York City and state marketplace, I decided to follow my true calling and launched a career in media.  I started out by hosting a podcast relevant to my roots in hospitality, Travel and Wellness Today.  While hosting the podcast, I discovered the topics that motivated me most were those that raised awareness and encouraged or inspired my listeners.  Knowing I was onto something, I enrolled in classes and earned certifications in video fieldwork and studio production.  In February 2017, I launched my television talk show and never looked back.  

So, "What's the Matter with You?"  Do you have an idea for a topic you’d like us to cover on Legitimate Matters or do you have an inspiring story or opinion you’d like to share as a guest on my show?  If so, I’d like to hear from you.                 

Legitimate Matters focuses on giving viewers holistic strategies for breaking free from perceived limitations and helping them find courage to be their authentic selves without fear or apology.  The show currently airs on local cable stations, YouTube and Facebook, and I’m very proud to say we recently won a prestigious Hometown Media Award. 

We’re a division of WCP Productions, a full-service production company with talented professionals skilled in the art of cinematography, directing and all facets of video and media production.

Based in New York City, I'm a member of Alliance for Community Media.  When I’m not in the studio, I love to travel.  I’ve visited 20+ countries and counting, including a humanitarian mission to Egypt being my most remarkable trip thus far. 

Please e-mail me and let’s chat!