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Mike Barnicle Bio

Mike Barnicle is a veteran print and broadcast journalist, radio personality, and social and political commentator. A regular on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” “Harball,” and NBC’s “Today Show” he is known for his straightforward commentary and writing style that gives insight and perspective to everyday issues.The Massachusetts native has written more than 4,000 columns collectively for the Boston Herald, New York Daily News, and The Boston Globe, where he rose to prominence with his hard-hitting and often heart-wrenching must-read columns that closely followed the triumphs, travails and ambitions of Boston’s working and middle classes.Tapping into a rich knowledge of local and national politics, Barnicle has a keen ability to cut through political spin and wrote frequently about Sen. Ted Kennedy, Sen. John Kerry, longtime Congressional Speaker of the House Thomas “Tip” O’Neil, as well as Boston mayors Kevin White, Ray Flynn and Tom Menino.Barnicle previously hosted a popular morning drive-time talk radio program on WTKK-FM in Boston, where he was The Voice of New England. For many years he was also a frequent guest on “Imus in the Morning,” where his “Barnicle’s View” was heard three days a week.In the 1970s, Barnicle and The Globe won praise with their coverage of the political and social upheaval that roiled Boston after the city instituted a mandatory, court-ordered school desegregation plan. In his Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Common Ground,” published in 1986, Barnicle gave voice to the Boston residents who had been angered by the policy and later earned the paper a highly coveted Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.He has won numerous local and national awards and recognition for his print and broadcast work over more than 35 years in journalism, including honors from AP, UPI, DuPont Columbia and the National Headliners Awards.He began his career as a speech writer and aid to prominent political figures, including former California Senator John Tunney, one-time Vice Presidential candidate Edmund Muskie and the late Robert F. Kennedy.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Mike Barnicle and other top speakers and celebrities.

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