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Born in Wilmington, Delaware and raised in Delaware City, Delaware, Bill Press graduated from Salesianum School in 1958 and received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Niagara University and Bachelor of Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg. He started his broadcasting career in Los Angeles for TV stations KABC-TV and KCOP-TV. He has worked as a political commentator for CNN and MSNBC. He is best known for co-hosting CNN's Spin Room opposite Tucker Carlson, and Crossfire and MSNBC's Buchanan and Press.
Since May 2005 he has been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post. Press also contributes blogs to the online version of Washington, D.C.'s nonpartisan newspaper, The Hill. In January 2012, Press filled in for Keith Olbermann on Current TV's coverage of theFlorida GOP primary elections.
Press was the chair of the California Democratic Party from 1993 to 1996. He has previously served in different appointed positions such as a chief of staff to Republican California State Senator Peter Behr from 1971 to 1973, and as director of the California Office of Planning and Research under Democratic Governor Jerry Brown from 1975 to 1979. On February 22, 1996, Press resigned from the California Democratic Party and was succeeded by former Assembly member Arthur Torres.
Radio talk show
Since September 2005, Press has been hosting a daily liberal talk radio program which is broadcast on terrestrial radio affiliates in the United States live from 6-9 AM ET. Originally syndicated by Jones Radio, the radio show is now syndicated by Dial Global. It is also heard on satellite radio, is streamed live from the show's website, and can be downloaded with a podcast subscription. On March 5, 2012, his radio show was announced to be simulcast on Current TV alongside The Stephanie Miller Show as part of morning programming As a result of Current TV becoming Al Jazeera America, The Bill Press Show moved to Free Speech TV. In the 2012 list published by Talkers magazine, Press was listed as #77 on the list of most important talk radio hosts in the United States.