By Sydney L. Murray
If you are up late at night and are interested in subjects ranging from the paranormal, conspiracies, and things unexplained, chances are you have found yourself listening to George Noory, the host of the nationally syndicated late-night radio talk show Coast to Coast AM. But George is more than the host of a show heard by an estimated 3 million weekly listeners on more than 560 stations, he is also an accomplished author, has appeared on numerous television programs, and is the host of his own internet-based TV show.
George, of Lebanese descent, was born in Detroit and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Detroit. That was the start of a successful career that saw him working at the news department of WJBK-TV, in radio at WCAR-AM in Detroit, and at age 28, he became the youngest major market news director in the country at KMSP-TV in Minneapolis. In 1996 he hosted “Nighthawk”, a wildly successful, late-night program on KTRS in St. Louis. From there he made the leap as guest host to Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell where he became the permanent host of the phenomenally successful over-night program in 2003, following Bell’s retirement. George Noory captivates program listeners with his discussions of paranormal phenomena, time travel, alien abductions, conspiracies and all things curious and unexplained. He is driven, he has said, by the desire to solve the great mysteries of our time. From his first days as a radio broadcaster he says, “I’ve wanted to cover stories that the mainstream media never touch—the unusual, the paranormal and things like that.” Other highlights of George’s life include serving nine years in the U.S. Naval Reserve and winning three Emmy Awards as a news executive.
Having over 30 years of experience in the field, George has become the go-to-guy for things unexplained. He has appeared on “Ancient Aliens”, the TV documentary “2012: Startling New Secrets”, the TV series “Unexpla ined with George Noory”, “Larry King Live”, the movie “Into the Unknown with George Noory”, “Predictions with George Noory”, “UFO Files”, and “CMT Most Shocking”. He also lent his voice to the feature documentary “Joplin,Missouri”. The film narrated by George tells a story of distress, survival, recovery and hope shared by the people who survived the EF-5 tornado that devastated the southwest Missouri town of Joplin on May 22, 2011. George Noory stated: “After witnessing the horror of that Joplin tornado, friends from Missouri asked me if I’d participate in this documentary, and without hesitation, I said ‘Yes!’”