You probably know Roy Firestone as one of the nation's leading personalities in sports journalism. His interviews of sports figures, and others from popular culture to politics in all walks of life, have won him a host of awards. But did you also know that Roy is a fabulous on-stage entertainer? His multimedia reviews have wowed audiences across the country - from Las Vegas to the Grand Old Opry. Firestone has shared the limelight with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Loretta Lynn, and the Four Tops. He's performed for corporate audiences including AT&T, Pepsi, Sun Computers, and Nike. Roy Firestone will be a hit with your audience, too, whether in an intimate cabaret-like setting or a huge auditorium.
The best interviewer in the business is how Sports Illustrated describes Roy Firestone, host of ESPN's Up Close Prime Time. One of America's most versatile talents, he is recognized for his multiple abilities as an interviewer, journalist, commentator, and stage performer.
Critically acclaimed for his work in broadcast journalism, Firestone has won six Emmy Awards and two ACE Awards for Cable Excellence. He has interviewed more than three thousand people, including nearly every major sports figure. Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Jim Murray calls Firestone, 'the best interviewer I've ever seen. That's not the best interviewer in sports, that's the best interviewer period.'
Curiosity and passion drive Roy Firestone to interview people beyond the realm of sports and in the world of art, music, politics and popular entertainment. Roy Firestone's interview subjects are an eclectic mix ranging from President Nixon, legendary actor James Stewart, jazz great Miles Davis comedian Jerry Lewis and pop icon Madonna.
Roy Firestone performs his multimedia review before audiences in Las Vegas, The Grand Old Opry, and at major sporting events, meetings, formal events and conventions throughout the world. Roy Firestone is a accomplished singer, impressionist, and humorist who has shared the bill with notables such as Frank Sinatra, Loretta Lynn, Vic Damone, Gladys Knight, the Four Tops and Frankie Valli.
Roy Firestone has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, Later with Bob Costas, The Arsenio Hall Show, Nightline, Larry King Live, and Married with Children.
Roy Firestone has performed for hundreds of corporate clients including: AT&T, Cadillac, Quaker Oats, Pepsi, Nike, Toyota, Avia, General Foods, Delta Airlines, Mayflower Movers, Sun Computers, Prudential, Thrifty Car Rental, Northwest Airlines, Russell Athletic, Fujitsu, Anheuser Busch, Office Max, Chevron, Transamerica, Sara Lee, Frito-Lay, Pontiac, and Quaker State.
In his home town of Miami Beach, Florida, Roy Firestone began his career as a sports reporter and anchor before moving to Los Angeles as a sports anchor for KCBS-TV (1977-85). Roy Firestone was host of ESPN's SportsLook (1980-90) and is currently host of Up Close Prime Time.
Roy Firestone currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.
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