Position: Host, Midday with Charlie Sykes
Personal File: Married, three children; one grandchild
Joined WTMJ: 1992
Did You Know: Has written six books, with his seventh -- A Nation of Moochers -- due out later this year? His last book will be translated into several languages, including Chinese, French, German and Korean.
For intelligent commentary and analysis of political and daily events, Milwaukee turns to the top-rated Midday with Charlie Sykes. Charlie is Wisconsin's most provocative, insightful radio talk show host and challenges conventional wisdom to provide listeners with the other side of the story.
Charlie's books include A Nation of Victims and Dumbing Down Our Kids, ProfScam, The Hollow Men, The End of Privacy and 50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School. His most recent book, A Nation of Moochers, will be published by St. Martin's Press next winter. Charlie also edits WI Interest, a magazine published by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute.
Charlie's work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and other major publications; he has appeared on national television, broadcast from the White House, and spoken at major universities. In addition, Charlie has served Milwaukee as a reporter for the Journal, editor-in-chief of Milwaukee Magazine, lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and special assistant to the county executive.
Charlie hosts his weekday program on 620 WTMJ from 8:30am - noon; blogs at "Sykes Writes," Tweets at @SykesCharlie, and has a weekly television show "Sunday Insight with Charlie Sykes" on TODAY'S TMJ4 Sundays at 10:00am