Michael King

Michael King (born December 18, 1962 in Gary, Indiana) is an American commentator, columnist and an award-winning digital producer. He attended both Purdue University and Howard University.

King's journalistic career includes radio work on stations in Indiana, Washington, DC, and in Atlanta. He also reported for the Purdue Exponent while attending Purdue, and was an on-air announcer for northwest Indiana public television station WCAE. By the early 90s, King became a talk show host, first with his hometown radio station WLTH, before later joining Atlanta's WIGO. In addition, King was part of the team that developed CNNSI.com in 1997.

As a member of Project 21's National Advisory Board, King has provided commentary for radio, television and newspapers across the United States. He has written political commentary columns that have been syndicated by Project 21 to more than 400 newspapers in the United States and Canada. On behalf of Project 21, King has provided testimony and commentary to Congressional subcommittees and to other public interest and public policy groups across the nation.

King has been interviewed on a number of national and local radio programs, including NPR's Morning Edition, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Ken Hamblin Show, The Michael Reagan Show, Janet Parshall's America and others.

King was a semi-regular contributor to cable television talk shows including MSNBC's Scarborough Country, and Fox News Channel's Hannity & Colmes and The O'Reilly Factor.

King withdrew from active commentary late in 2005 in order to become a digital producer and reporter with WXIA-TV Atlanta. King has been nominated for 10 Southeast Regional Emmy Awards since 2005, and has won eight Emmys. He has also received regional Associated Press awards in 2006 through 2016, and Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2006 and 2015.

Contact Michael via email at: mhking@11alive.com

Connect with Michael on Twitter at: @mhking

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