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With over a decade of experience as a stand-up comedian, Brian Kilmeade brings his unique political insight to Fox & Friends, the number one rated cable TV show. His media career has involved interviewing the biggest names in politics, sports and entertainment, often exclusively.
After graduating from Long Island University, Kilmeade started his broadcasting career as a correspondent on Channel One, a daily national high school television news program. He moved through a number of sports posts both on TV and radio, distinguishing himself at NBC and the MSG Network among others.
Fox Network’s sports anchor, Kilmeade has been a part of the coverage of every major American sporting event for the last two decades. He branched out from sports to be a large part of the Fox coverage of September 11, reporting from Middle East war zones and military bases across America. He has also been involved in coverage of Democratic and Republican Party Conventions.
Fox News Radio broadcasts his radio talk show Kilmeade & Friends, which is syndicated to eighty stations as well as XM and Sirius Satellite Radio.
Kilmeade made the New York Times bestseller list with his first book, The Games Do Count: America’s Best & Brightest On The Power Of Sports, which contains more than seventy stories about the sporting activities of some of the most powerful men in America. His subsequent companion book, It’s How You Play the Game: The Powerful Sports Moments That Taught Lasting Values to America’s Finest, is based around the moments in sport which defined the lives of athletes, CEOs, actors, politicians and historical figures. A Sports Illustrated reviewer wrote, “This book taught me more about some of my favorite leaders than any profile of them I had ever read.”
FOX & Friends
Kilmeade played a large part in FOX’s coverage of September 11th, as well as coverage including reporting from war zones in the middle east and over a dozen military bases from coast to coast. In addition, he has contributed live coverage of both the Democratic and Republican Party Conventions.
Also serving as the network’s sports anchor, Kilmeade has reported on or provided live coverage of every major American sport over the last twenty years.
Currently, he is the cohost of the nationally syndicated radio talk show on FOX News Radio, Kilmeade & Friends. The show is heard on 80 stations, as well as XM and Sirius Satellite Radio.
Kilmeade’s first book, The Games Do Count: America’s Best & Brightest On The Power Of Sports (2004), was a New York Times best-seller and presents more than seventy stories straight from America’s top leaders and those who were closest to them. Kilmeade reveals this simple and compelling truth: America’s best and brightest haven’t just worked hard—they’ve played hard, too.
His companion volume, It’s How You Play the Game: The Powerful Sports Moments That Taught Lasting Values to America’s Finest (2007), reveals personal stories of the defining sports moments in the lives of athletes, CEOs, actors, politicians, and historical figures—and how what they learned on the field prepared them to handle life and overcome adversity with courage, dignity, and sportsmanship. Sports Illustrated said of it, “This book taught me more about some of my favorite leaders than any profile of them I had ever read.”
A graduate of Long Island University, Kilmeade began his career as a correspondent on Channel One, a daily national high school television news program. He then served as an anchor and host for KHSC-TV in Ontario, California. Brian also hosted sports talk radio for top rated XTRA-AM 690 whose duties included co-hosting The Jim Brown Show.
Prior to joining FOX News Channel, Kilmeade served as a freelance sports anchor for NBC in Hartford, as well as a sideline reporter for the MSG Network, where he covered the New York/New Jersey Metro-Stars, a major league soccer team based in Giants Stadium. He worked as a feature reporter and anchor for Newsport TV, where he hosted Newsport Journal, a daily magazine show for the national sports network. He also anchored Scoreboard Central, a live half-hour general sports program.
He additionally worked as a sideline reporter for NFL, MLS games and the first five Ultimate Fighting Championship matches at WVIT-TV in Hartford.
In addition to his career in journalism, Kilmeade has 10 years of experience as a stand-up comedian. He lives in Massapequa with his family, where he still coaches soccer.
Brian Kilmeade brings his in-depth knowledge, political and sporting passion as well as his stand-up comedy experience to lively, thought-provoking (or maybe just provoking!) and stimulating presentations that can be customized as you desire.
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Games Do Count: America′s Best and Brightest on the Power of Sports
What do Henry Kissinger, Jack Welch, Condoleezza Rice, and Jon Bon Jovi all have in common? They have all reached the top of their respective professions, and they all credit sports for teaching them the lessons that were fundamental to their success.
In his years spent interviewing and profiling celebrities, politicians, and top business people, popular sportscaster and Fox & Friends cohost Brian Kilmeade has discovered that nearly everyone shares a love of sports and has a story about how a game, a coach, or a single moment of competition changed his or her life.
These vignettes will entertain, surprise, and inspire readers with their insight into the lives of America′s most respected and well-known personalities — many of whom have never before shared these memories publicly. How did Henry Kissinger′s experience on an all-Jewish soccer team in Nazi Germany shape him for his future role as a statesman? Why did Tony Danza need to pick himself off the canvas and score a knockout in the boxing ring to grab the part of Tony Banta in Taxi? How did Jon Bon Jovi′s genes short-circuit his dreams of playing for the New York Giants, and why did that have such an important impact on his life? How did soccer, not stand-up comedy, play such a big role in Jon Stewart′s staggering success in the kill-or-be-killed world of late-night talk?
Kilmeade presents more than seventy of these stories straight from the memories of the men and women themselves and those who were closest to them. From competition to camaraderie, failure to success, humiliation to glory, individual achievement to teamwork, the world of sports encompasses it all and enriches our lives. As Kilmeade observes, “They allow us to compete and sacrifice, to build character and, even if only for a moment, to transcend the everyday.” The Games Do Count reveals this simple and compelling truth: America′s best and brightest haven′t just worked hard — they′ve played hard — and the results have been staggering!
It′s How You Play the Game: The Powerful Sports Moments That Taught Lasting Values to America′s Finest
In life as in sports, it′s how you play the game that matters
You don′t have to be a star athlete to take away valuable lessons from the world of sports, whether it′s learning how to get along with others, to never give up, or to be gracious in victory and defeat. In this companion volume to his New York Times bestseller, The Games Do Count, Brian Kilmeade reveals personal stories of the defining sports moments in the lives of athletes, CEOs, actors, politicians, and historical figures—and how what they learned on the field prepared them to handle life and overcome adversity with courage, dignity, and sportsmanship.
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