Mike Gallagher has been described as America’s most entertaining conservative, displaying a sense of humor and timing honed over years in the cauldron of local and national radio talk show experience. Besides his talk radio duties, Mike is equally comfortable in front of television cameras. He’s a FOX News Channel Contributor, making frequent appearances on all of the FOX News Channel programs.
In addition to his broadcasting career, he added “author” to his resume with his first book, which became a New York Times Bestseller, Surrounded by Idiots -- Fighting Liberal Lunacy in America, published by William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins. In September 2012, Simon and Schuster (Threshold) published his second book, 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate, a humorous, insightful romp about the many things about America liberals tend to hate.
When his schedule allows, Mike also pursues his passion for performing in professional theatre. Besides playing featured roles in regional theatres, he achieved a lifelong dream and made it to Broadway. In September, 2011, Mike played the role of the "White DJ" in the Tony Award-winning musical, Memphis, at the Shubert Theatre in New York City.
Mike’s proudest achievement is his family. On the morning of June 29, 2008, the love of his life, his wife Denise, died at home after a valiant and dignified year-long battle with endometrial cancer. She passed away the day before her 52nd birthday. As he promised to Denise, Mike is now sleeping every night with beloved puggle Rory, who constantly shadowed her every move but now seems quite content to take care of him.