About 

  • Michael Smerconish is the host of the weekly Saturday TV program on CNN fittingly called "Smerconish." He is also the host of The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM, an author and public speaker.

    Smerconish hosts "The Michael Smerconish Program," a daily talk-radio program heard exclusively since 2013 on SiriusXM's POTUS Channel 124. Smerconish delivers the program live from 9am-Noon and it replays from 9pm -- Midnight. Previously he was nationally syndicated in more than 100 markets on terrestrial radio, after a successful stint as a morning drive host for CBS in Philadelphia. His eponymous CNN program debuted in 2014. CNN's "Smerconish" airs on Saturday mornings at 9:00 am EST and he appears regularly as a guest on other CNN programming. He has authored seven books: two are New York Times best sellers, and his novel TALK! was optioned for television by Warner Brothers.

    His latest book is titled Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: American Life in Columns. "Clowns" is a compilation of 100 newspaper columns, each with a contemporary afterword, drawn from the 1,047 commentaries Smerconish published in the Philadelphia Daily News and Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer in the first 15 years following 9/11. The book gave rise to a speaking tour dubbed "American Life in Columns," featuring the author sharing stories from the book with live audiences in two dozen small theatres all across America. When the pandemic hit in March of 2020, Smerconish was about to embark on a new tour called "Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Talking," a one-man show commemorating his 30th anniversary in talk radio. A taped version of that presentation was aired worldwide as a one-hour CNN special on July 11, 2020, (shown here), and the full show will be released on December 8, 2020 by Virgil Films on VOM and DVD (shown here).

    Smerconish is an attorney who once served in the Administration of President George Herbert Walker Bush when he was just 29-years old. He and his wife Lavinia have raised four children in suburban Philadelphia.