Bill Press Biography
Bill Press is an American talk radio host, political commentator, columnist, and author who serves as a regular CNN political contributor.
As a columnist, Bill’s weekly column is syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. Bill was also chairman of the California Democratic Party from 1993 to 1996.
Press began his career as a political commentator on KABC-TV from 1980 to 1989, and later on, KCOP-TV, which are both in Los Angeles. He then hosted Bill Press: True American on KFI-AM, Southern California’s number one AM radio station, and was also a regular weekend talk show host on KFI-AM from 1991 to 1996.
He has enjoyed a high-profile career in government, politics, and broadcasting. From 1993 to 1996, he was chairman of the California Democratic Party. Press has served as chief of staff to California State Senator Peter Behr and also as director of the California Office of Planning and Research under Governor Jerry Brown. He then managed several local and statewide political campaigns, and in June 1990, he was a candidate in the Democratic primary for California State Insurance Commissioner.
Press has been the co-host of Crossfire, CNN’s dynamic political debate program, for six years and also the co-host, with Tucker Carlson, of CNN’s Spin Room. Bill is the former co-host of MSNBC’s Buchanan and Press which is a fiery debate program illuminating the most complex of contemporary issues along with Pat Buchanan.
How Old Is Bill Press?
William H. Press was born on April 8, 1940, in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. He is 78 years old as of 2018.
Bill Press Education
Press attended Salesianum School, a Roman Catholic secondary school in Wilmington, in 1958. He then moved to Niagara University from which he gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. He also gained a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree from the University of Fribourg.
Bill Press Wife
Press is married to Carol Press, an award-winning weaver. Carol Press weaves luxurious scarves in her Washington, DC home studio and her husband shows support for her work by promoting her hand-weave designs of fabric through his social media. The accomplished weaver weaves her beautiful scarves through a Macomber loom.
Bill Press Kids
The couple has two sons, Mark and David, and five grandchildren. He is a long-time resident of Inverness, California, where he raised his sons, having moved there in 1970. They are a closely-knit family as they spend time together regularly. Bill and his wife now live in Washington, DC.
Bill Press Show | Podcast
Since September 2005, he has been hosting a daily liberal talk radio program, The Bill Press Show, it has been part of The Young Turks Network since 2016. The show is heard on satellite radio, streamed live from the show’s website, and available from the show’s YouTube channel.
It was then formerly broadcast on terrestrial radio affiliates in the United States live from 6-9 AM ET. It was originally syndicated by Jones Radio, the radio show was syndicated by Dial Global until 2017. On March 5, 2012, it was announced to be simulcast on Current TV alongside The Stephanie Miller Show as part of morning programming.
As a result of Current TV becoming Al Jazeera America, the show moved to Free Speech TV, where it stayed until its move in 2016 to The Young Turks Network. As part of the move to the Turks, terrestrial syndication of the program was dropped in January 2017 except for WCPT-AM Chicago.
He brings to talk radio a wealth of experience in politics and the media. For several decades, he has been a major player in state and national politics this is in addition to hosting top-rated radio and TV shows in California and also on national cable networks. In the two capacities, the press is on top of the important, critical issues of the day.
Bill Press New Book
- 2018 – Trump Must Go (Thomas Dunner Books)
In Trump Must Go, TV and radio host Bill Press offers 100 reasons why Trump needs to be removed from office, whether by impeachment, the 25th Amendment, or the ballot box.
Bill Press Book
- 1998 – Eyewitness (Redwood Press)
- 2001 – Spin This! (Atria)
- 2004 – Bush Must Go! (Dutton Books)
- 2005 – How The Republicans Stole Christmas (Doubleday)
- 2008 – Trainwreck (Wiley)
- 2010 – Toxic Talk (Thomas Dunne Books)
- 2012 – The Obama Hate Machine (Thomas Dunne Books)
- 2016 – Buyer’s Remorse (Threshold)
- 2018 – From the Left (Thomas Dunne Books)
- 2018 – Trump Must Go (Thomas Dunner Books)
Bill Press Buyers Remorse
Bill Press—a progressive champion and former chair of the California Democratic Party, a one-time co-host of CNN’s Crossfire, and the popular nationally syndicated radio and television host of The Bill Press Show—reflects back on what for many progressives has been a disappointing presidency and comes to a depressing conclusion: Obama grossly misunderstood the mandate of the enthusiastic crowds that swarmed him on the campaign trail.
Instead of recognizing their burning desire for strong progressive leadership, Obama tried to be a “post-partisan” president. The tragedy of Barack Obama is that, in trying to become the great uniter, he has instead become a grave disappointment.
Bill Press Net Worth
The award-winning author’s net worth is not yet revealed.