|Birth: ||Jun. 5, 1940|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 2004|
David Brudnoy hosted "The David Brudnoy Show" on Boston Mass WBZ NewsRadio 1030, Monday through Friday from 7:00PM to 10:00PM. The top-rated program, which Brudnoy has hosted since 1986, features a variety of guests discussing current news and cultural issues. Prior to his work at WBZ NewsRadio, Brudnoy was a talk show host with WHDH-AM from 1976 to 1981, and with WRKO-AM from 1981 to 1986.
In addition to being New England's top-rated talk show host, Brudnoy is an established television commentator, writer and college teacher. As a television commentator, he worked at WGBH-TV from 1971 to 1975, WNAC-TV (now WHDH-TV) from 1973 to 1983, "CBS Morning News" in 1975, WCVB-TV from 1991 to 1993, and WBZ-TV since 1993. Brudnoy is also an accomplished writer of books, reviews and essays.
His articles have been printed in such publications as The New York Times, National Review, New Republic, The Japan Times, The Saturday Evening Post, The Journal of American History, TV Guide, Boston Magazine, and many more. His memoir, "Life is Not a Rehearsal," was published by Doubleday in January 1997 and is currently in bookstores.
Brudnoy has taught history, philosophy, politics, and communications at Harvard University, Northeastern University, Boston University, Boston College, and the University of Rhode Island. He also directed the Honors Program at Texas Southern University from 1964 to 1966.
Brudnoy was honored with the first Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1996 March of Dimes Achievement in Radio Awards. In 1997, Brudnoy won the Freedom of Speech Award from the National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts and was nominated for the prestigious Marconi Award "Personality of the Year in a Major Market" in 1997.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese studies from Yale University, a master's degree in East Asian studies from Harvard University, a master's degree in history of American civilization from Brandeis University, and a Ph.D. in history, also from Brandeis University. Brudnoy also received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Emerson College in Boston in 1996.
Cause of death: Merkel-Cell Carcinoma
Created by: James Williams
Record added: Dec 09, 2004
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