Michael Smerconish is the host of the Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM Channel 124 and the host of a Saturday morning talk show on CNN. He was the first radio host to interview President Barack Obama live from the White House. He has authored six books (two of which were New York Times' best sellers) including Talk: A Novel, Flying Blind: How Political Correctness Continues to Compromise Airline Safety Post 9/11, Muzzled: From T-Ball to Terrorism, Trues Stories That Should be Fiction, Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain and Injustice, Morning Drive: Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Talking, and Instinct: The Man Who Stopped the 20th Hijacker.
He writes a column in the Sunday edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer, has been an on-air contributor with MSNBC, and has guest hosted Hardball with Chris Matthews. He has been a guest on the Today Show, the Colbert Report, the O'Reilly Factor, Larry King Live, The View and Real Time with Bill Maher.
He practiced law for ten years, and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Lehigh University. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and four children.