Brian Kilmeade – born May 7, 1964 – is a Fox News presenter.
Weekdays, he co-hosts Fox’s morning show, Fox & Friends, along with Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt.
He has written several books – fiction and non-fiction – and also hosts the Fox News Radio program Kilmeade and Friends.
Kilmeade was born in New York City, New York. He is of Irish and Italian descent. After graduating from Massapequa High School in 1982, Kilmeade attended C.W. Post (Brookville, New York), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (1986).
He began his career as a correspondent on Channel One News, a daily national high school television news program. He later served as an anchor and host for KHSC-TV in Ontario, California. He co-hosted The Jim Brown Show on XTRA-AM, an all-sports radio network. In 1993, Kilmeade joined Brown as part of the announcing team for the inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship event, conducting post-fight interviews. He would move into the play-by-play role for UFC 2 and UFC 3 in 1994.
Kilmeade was a freelance sports anchor for WVIT (NBC) in Hartford, beginning in 1997. He was a sideline reporter for the MSG Network, where he covered the New York/New Jersey Metro-Stars, a major league soccer team based in Giants Stadium.
Later, he worked as a feature reporter and anchor for Newsport TV, where he hosted Newsport Journal, a daily magazine show for the national sports network. Additionally, he also anchored Scoreboard Central, a live half-hour general sports program.