14 Facts About Alan Colmes


Alan Samuel Colmes was an American radio and television host, liberal political commentator for the Fox News Channel, and blogger.


Alan Colmes was the host of The Alan Colmes Show, a nationally syndicated talk-radio show distributed by Fox News Radio that was broadcast throughout the United States on Fox News Talk on Sirius and XM.


Alan Colmes grew up in Lynbrook, New York on Long Island, attended local public schools and went to Hofstra University, where he graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from its School of Communications.


Alan Colmes developed his radio career in the Northeast, eventually working at stations such as WABC, WNBC, WHN, WMCA and WEVD in New York, WNHC in New Haven, Connecticut, and WEZE and WZLX in Boston.


Alan Colmes moved to WNBC in 1987, but his tenure there would be short when NBC announced in 1988 it would close its radio division.


When WNBC went off the air for the last time on October 7,1988, Alan Colmes' was the last voice heard.


Alan Colmes had been syndicated nationally, starting with his involvement with Daynet, a venture created by Colmes and other regional radio hosts.

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Alan Colmes kept his own show, which was distributed by Fox News Radio.


Alan Colmes was hired by Fox News chief executive officer Roger Ailes in 1996.


Alan Colmes continued as a commentator on Fox News, most often on The O'Reilly Factor where he frequently appeared with his conservative sister-in-law, Monica Crowley.


Alan Colmes told USA Today in 1995 that he considered himself "quite moderate".


Alan Colmes began to cite their reports in interviews with some conservative guests on the program.


Alan Colmes was married to Dr Jocelyn Elise Crowley, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University, whose sister is Monica Crowley, the conservative radio commentator, pundit and television personality.


Alan Colmes died of lymphoma at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan on February 23,2017, at the age of 66.