Restivo has been Senior Producer of ABC-TV's Good Morning America and won two Emmys as founding Executive Producer of New York's prime time PM Magazine and guided the show to four additional Emmys. A third Emmy was for producing Elvis - Love Him Tender for ABC-TV and the fourth for They Came To America with Larry King. Recognition includes a best writing Emmy nomination for the very successful, nationally broadcast Soap Opera Special (Linda Ronstadt's Grammy winner, "I Don't Know Much," is from this hit show).
Restivo was the first to realize the potential of an information series based on the phenomenal success of serial drama with the widely syndicated Soap Spot series for King World Productions. Recent projects include TV Baseball Cards for Telemundo/Coors Brewing Company.
Restivo is a long-time member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.