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Bill Press
Born 1940 (1940)
Wilmington, Delaware
Occupation TV journalist, talk radio host, political commentator, author, politician

William "Bill" Press (born 1940) is an American talk radio host, political commentator and author.



Press started his broadcasting career in Los Angeles for TV stations KABC-TV and KCOP-TV. He has worked as a political commentator for CNN and MSNBC. He is best known for co-hosting CNN's The Spin Room opposite Tucker Carlson, and Crossfire and MSNBC's Buchanan and Press.

Since May 2005 he has been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post. Press also contributes blogs to the online version of Washington, D.C.'s nonpartisan newspaper, The Hill.


In politics

Press was the chair of the California Democratic Party from 1993 to 1996. He has served in different appointed positions such as a chief of staff to California State Senator Peter Behr (a Republican) and director of the California Office of Planning and Research under Governor Jerry Brown.

Radio talk show

Since September 2005, Press has been hosting a daily liberal talk radio program which is broadcast nationwide live from 6-9 AM ET. The show is syndicated by Dial Global. In addition to terrestrial stations, the show is heard on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 146 and XM Satellite Radio channel 167, America Left.


  • Eyewitness : A California Perspective, 1988. ISBN 0-939061-01-5
  • Spin This: All the Ways We Don't Tell the Truth, with a foreword by Bill Maher, 2002. ISBN 0-7434-4267-9
  • Bush Must Go!- The Top Ten Reasons Why George Bush Doesn't Deserve a Second Term, 2004. ISBN 0-525-94840-6
  • How The Republicans Stole Christmas: The Republican Party's Declared Monopoly on Religion and What Democrats Can Do to Take it Back, 2005. ISBN 0-385-51605-3
  • How The Republicans Stole Christmas: Why the Religious Right is Wrong about Faith & Politics and What We Can Do to Make it Right, Doubleday, 2005. ISBN 978-0385-51605-1
  • Trainwreck: The End of the Conservative Revolution (and Not a Moment Too Soon), Wiley, 2008. ISBN 978-0470-18240-6


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