When Michael King talks, people listen.
A self-proclaimed geek, King was born Dec. 18, 1962, in Gary, and has built a career as an American commentator, columnist and Emmy Award-winning television producer.
King graduated from Gary's Roosevelt High School in 1980 and attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Purdue University in West Lafayette, where he wrote for “The Purdue Exponent.”
Now an executive web producer and reporter at WXIA-TV in Atlanta, King's resume includes work as a national political commentator, columnist, talk show host and writer.
He has been on the other side of the interview as a guest on a number of programs, including “Morning Edition” on NPR, “The Tavis Smiley Show,” and “The Ken Hamblin Show.” King has been a contributor on multiple cable TV talk shows, such as “Scarborough Country” on MSNBC and “The O'Reilly Factor” and “Hannity & Colmes” on Fox News Channel.
He stopped providing commentary in 2005 to work as a reporter and producer for the Atlanta station WXIA-TV. Since then, he has been nominated for 10 Southeast Regional Emmy Awards and has won six. King earned numerous regional Associated Press awards from 2006 through 2012 and an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2006 for his website work.