Kilmeade`s dual role at FOX shows his versatility in reporting the news of the day and interviewing high-profile guests while maintaining the network`s sports coverage. His interviews with Secretary of State Colin Powell and comedian Janeane Garofalo made national headlines.
Kilmeade played a large part in FOX`s coverage of September 11, 2001, as well as Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he reported from Kuwait with the troops. He has contributed live coverage of both the Democratic and Republican Party Conventions.
As the FOX`s sports anchor, Kilmeade was on location at Houston`s Reliant Stadium reporting on Super Bowl XXXVIII and played an integral role in reporting the Kobe Bryant case for the network.
Kilmeade`s first book, "The Games Do Count: America`s Best And Brightest On The Power Of Sports," examines how sports have influenced the lives of our leaders. With interviews from luminaries ranging from U.S. presidents to powerful CEOs, the book is a motivational look at the positive effect sports has on our lives.
His 2007 follow up book, "It`s How You Play the Game: The Powerful Sports Moments That Taught Lasting Values to American`s Finest," looks at defining sports moments through the eyes of athletes, CEOs, actors, politicians and historical figures. Whether it`s learning how to get along with others, to never give up, to be gracious in victory and defeat, or even knowing when to throw in the towel, Kilmeade`s interviewees explain how the discipline and rules they learned on the field prepared them to handle life and overcome adversity with dignity and sportsmanship. Drawing from his books, Kilmeade`s inspiring presentation is a unique perspective on sports, leadership and teamwork.
At A Glance: 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 and also co-hosted The Jim Brown Show on XTRA-AM, an all-sports radio network.
Prior to joining the FOX News Channel, Kilmeade served as a freelance sports anchor for WVITTV (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, and has seven years of experience as a stand-up comedian.
Biography courtesy Fox News Channel