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Leslie Marshall Bio

Leslie Marshall has been a radio talk host since 1988 and a commentator on national television since 2001. Leslie became the youngest person ever to be nationally syndicated on radio when she replaced Tom Snyder on the ABC Satellite Radio Network in 1992. She was also the first woman to host an issues oriented program nationwide. Marshall is a regular political pundit on the Fox News Channel and CNBC’s Kudlow Company. She is also a regular contributor on CNN’s Showbiz tonight, as well as The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity Colmes, The Neil Cavuto Show, The John Gibson show, all on Fox. She was formerly a Varsity Panel Member on the Dennis Miller Show on CNBC until it was cancelled. Leslie has also been seen on Scarborough Country on MSNBC, and has substituted for Alan Colmes on the Fox Radio Network/nationally, as well as Jim Bohannon on the Westwood One Radio Network. Marshall is currently nationally syndicated by TalkUSA Radio. Originally from Boston, Marshall earned her undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and her master’s in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College. Marshall started her broadcasting career as a radio news reporter in Boston, and then worked in radio and television in Miami, Florida. While in Miami, Marshall did news, traffic, weather and disc jockey work. One night, when hosting an overnight nostalgic music program, she did a special “Remembrance” hour in which veterans called in with their experiences. It was that night that Leslie was discovered by a Program Director at the talk station across town. He phoned her, and told she might have missed her calling. After years of anchoring, reporting and hosting music programs, Marshall, moved to talk radio. She started her talk radio career at WNWS in Miami where she remained for 3 years. Marshall next worked mid-days at WGR in Buffalo, followed by mid-days at KPRC in Houston. In 1992, Marshall replaced Tom Snyder on the ABC Satellite Radio Network. Her program ran for 3 years on over 200 stations nationwide. After 3 years the network disbanded and Leslie went to work for WLS-FM in Chicago hosting an afternoon drive talk show. She then joined KGO radio in San Francisco and also hosted a midday show on KHTK/Hot Talk in Sacramento. On television she hosted “Bay Talk” on KRON T.V., the local NBC affiliate in the city by the bay. Two years later, Marshall returned to Chicago at WLS-AM; in addition, she co-hosted “Beyond the Beltway” on WGR TV and remained in Chicago for over 2 years. She then joined her husband in Los Angeles. She hosted talk shows on KFI, KLSX and KABC radio on the weekends, and was finally signed to KLAC, KFI’s sister station at its inception. KLAC remained a talk station for 2 years and Leslie was there the entire time hosting early evening weeknights. When KLAC flipped formats, Marshall decided to stay in Los Angeles with her husband. After KLAC flipped to music, Marshall hosted her own show for a year on WWKB in Buffalo, New York, AM 1520, a 50,000 watt powerhouse heard throughout 9 states (New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC and North Carolina) and Canada. After one year at AM 1520, Marshall was nationally syndicated. Notable affiliates include WWKB as well as KGIL in Los Angeles, who carries her show on weekends. In addition to her radio and television career, Marshall has made guest acting appearances on “Desperate Housewives,” “NYPD Blue,” ”Seventh Heaven,” ”Passions,” “General Hospital,” “Port Charles,” “What Should You Do?” On Lifetime and “Take Two: Living the Movies” on the USA network. “A Mexican Werewolf,” her latest film, is now out on video. Marshall lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and their son and daughter.