Neal Boortz, talk radio veteran of over 40 years, can be heard daily on approximately 250 stations on his Cox Radio syndicated program, "The Neal Boortz Show." The programs unique blend of insight and humor set it apart from distinctly political or entertainment programs. No issue is safe as Boortz and callers delve into pop culture, current events and political scene.
Born on April 6, 1945 in Pennsylvania, Boortz and family lived a "typical" military life. The son of a World War II Marine pilot, his places of residence included Hawaii, California, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida and others. Ultimately, the family settled in Florida as Boortz finished high school, and he journeyed to Texas to attend Texas A&M.
The 1960's, Boortz's college years, produced his first foray into radio on the airwaves of WTAW-AM. After Texas A&M, he joined his family in Atlanta, GA where he continued his passion for talk radio while working various jobs such as jewelry or carpet buyer, insurance salesman, and hotel book-keep and speech writer. He later completed a law degree at the John Marshall Law School and practiced solo law from 1977 to 1992.
While practicing law, Boortz was heard on various stations including WRNG; however, in 1993, he signed with News Talk 750 WSB and ended his legal practice. Today, his program is syndicated by Cox Radio and is heard on over 250 stations nationwide. He has been a finalist for the 2002 Marconi Award for "network syndicated personality of the year" and was selected as "Newstalk Personality of the Year" by Radio and Records Magazine in the same year.
Boortz has expanded his impact from the radio waves to the printed word as the writer of several titles. His co-authored books, "The FairTax Book" and "FairTax: The Truth" along with "Somebody's Gotta Say It" have each been New York Times' Bestsellers. He has also written "The Terrible Truth About Liberals" and "The Commencement Speech You Need to Hear." He is a contributor to TownHall.com and other online publications.
Boortz is an avid pilot and golfer. He and wife, Donna, live in Georgia and Florida and are the proud parents of an adult daughter.
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