The now nationwide famous radio host, started his career from a rather surprising field; stand-up comedy. He then focused on his radio career starting in the Northeast and working his way up to big stations such as WABC, WNBC, WHN, WMCA and WEVD in New York, WNHC in New Haven, and WEZE and WZLX in Boston. An important moment in his career came when WABC hired him for shows that aimed to reach the large numbers of people who were listening to their car radios while driving to and from work. As the station’s call sign suggested, he was even billed as W. Alan B. Colmes.
Alan then switched to WNBC in the year 1987. But his time there proved to be rather short when in 1988 NBC disclosed that it would shut all its divisions related to radio. Colmes then joined Daynet which was a project shaped by Colmes along with other provincial radio hosts. In the year 1994 Major Networks Inc. purchased Daynet and Colmes started his own radio show. It was telecast by Fox News Radio.
After that, he was employed by the CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes in 1996. There, he became the co-anchor of the "Hannity and Colmes Show." Alan also went live on ‘Talk Back TV’, a technology of the website Shovio.com. He was also an occasional visitor/panelist on the late night Fox News' program ‘Red Eye vs. Greg Gutfeld.’
Alan has interviewed many significant political personalities including the previous Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Ralph Nader, the Mayor of the City of New York Rudolph Giuliani, Steve Forbes, ‘the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Kenneth Starr.
He was also the author of ‘How Left Is Right and Right Is Wrong" and ’‘Thank the Liberals For Saving America."
The first was published in October 2003 and tackled issues such as civil rights, the war on terror, and the perceived liberal media bias, while in the latter Colmes showed how people who fight for liberal ideals have helped the country move forward. Always with his trademark humor and satire, the book sparked a public outcry among the political parties who found the content somewhat disturbing.
As far as his personal life goes, he was married to Dr. Jocelyn Elise Crowley. She is a professor at the University of Rutgers and sister of Monica Crowley, the conservative radio commentator, pundit and television personality. She is also a correlating professor at the Edward School.Return to the previous page
|Date of Birth:||24-09-1950|
|Wife:||Jocelyn Elise Crowley|
|Alma Mater:||Hofstra University|
|T.V. Show(s):||Hannity & Colmes|
|Employer:||Fox News Channel|
|Net Worth:||$2 Million Dollars|
|Height:||6 feet (approx.)|
|Birth Place:||New York City, NY|
|Birth Date:||24 Sep, 1950|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Birth Place:||New York City|
|Net Worth 2021:||12 million|