Tony Kornheiser

Tony Kornheiser (born Anthony Irwin Kornheiser on July 13, 1948) is a popular American sportswriter, radio host and columnist for The Washington Post. He was raised in Hewlett, a town in Long Island, New York.

Well known for his acerbic wit, Kornheiser began his career in New York City after his graduation from Harpur College, now Binghamton University, in 1970. He joined The Post in 1979. Kornheiser and fellow sportswriter Michael Wilbon co-host the program Pardon the Interruption on ESPN television. He hosted The Tony Kornheiser Show on ESPN radio for six years and now has a radio show on 980-AM out of Washington, D.C. and carried by XM Satellite Radio. His old radio show was reportedly taken off the air since he would use profanity on the set during commercials which would be carried by the online radio feed. After being told by ESPNRadio to stop , ESPNRadio eventually pulled him off the air and replaced him with Colin Cowheard. Several months later , "Mr Tony" returned to huge fanfare to Sportstalk980 with Washington DC talk show host Andy Polley , Gary Braun , and Mark Stern. The show can be heard online on SportsTalk980 from 9 AM EST to 11 AM EST , after which the show is repeated until 1.

The sitcom television show Listen Up, aired on CBS, and was based on his life and features Jason Alexander as Tony.

When Wilbon isn't in the studio (such as on location at a sporting event), Kornheiser often has to read all of the viewer emails in the "Mail Time" segment. Accepting this responsibility, he says he will "do it for the kids."

Kornheiser believes that "Man vs. Beast" is the greatest program in sports history, and that the "trampoline bear" is the funniest clip in human history.

Describes himself as a "Blue State Guy".

Bibliography

  • 1995 - Pumping irony: working out the angst of a lifetime. DIANE Publishing Company. ASIN 0788167731.
  • 1997 - Bald as I wanna be. Villard. 304 pages. ASIN 0375500375.
  • 2003 - Iím back for more cash: a Tony Kornheiser collection (because you canít take two hundred newspapers into the bathroom). Villard. 400 pages. ISBN 0812968530.

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