Brian Kilmeade serves as co-host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) live morning news program, “Fox & Friends," (6-9 AM/ET) the No. 1 cable morning program. Immediately after “Fox & Friends”, Kilmeade hosts “Kilmeade and Friends,” a nationally syndicated three hour radio show on FOX News Radio. Additionally, he is the network’s sports reporter covering breaking national sports stories and major sporting events.
Kilmeade joined the network in June 1997 as a sports anchor, and in his tenure at FOX News has covered every major sporting event, from the World Series to the Super Bowl. He has hosted special in-depth reports on everything from the tragic death of Dale Earnhardt to athletes behaving badly. Additionally, he reported live from Yankee Stadium at the 9/11 memorial service.
Prior to joining FNC, Kilmeade covered numerous live sporting events for regional sports networks as both a sideline reporter and play-by-play commentator. From 1995-97, he was a freelance feature reporter/anchor for NEWSPORT TV where he hosted “Newsport Journal,” a daily magazine show for the national sports network and anchored “Scoreboard Central,” a live 30-minute general sports program. From 1994-97, Kilmeade held duties as a sports anchor/director at WLIG-TV in New York.
Kilmeade is the author of two books, "The Games Do Count: America's Best and Brightest on the Power of Sports", which spent ten weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and “It’s How You Play the Game: The Powerful Sports Moments that Taught Lasting Values to Americas Finest.”
A graduate of Long Island University, Kilmeade began his career as a correspondent on “Channel One,” a daily national high school television news program. He then served as an anchor/host for KHSC-TV in Ontario, California and also worked as a radio host, including duties as co-host of “The Jim Brown Show” on XTRA-AM, an all-sports radio network from 1990-93.
Kilmeade is married with three children and can often be found coaching soccer in his hometown of Massapequa, New York.
Brian Kilmeade's "Kilmeade and Friends" is heard every Saturday night from 6pm - 9pm on News/Talk 1460 AM & 101.1 FM KION