Gil Gross

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Gil Gross
Nationality American
Occupation Radio host

Gil Gross is an American radio personality. He currently hosts a weekday radio talkshow on KKSF Talk 910 in Oakland/San Francisco from 4 to 7pm, as well as the syndicated Real Estate Today program on Saturdays.[1] He was a news correspondent for the ABC Radio Networks. From 2007 to late-2011 he hosted a show on KGO AM in San Francisco, California, on weekday afternoons.[2]

Career[edit]

Gross' first on air radio job was at WDZ while he was a student at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. At age 23, he became the youngest anchorman ever on ABC Radio, while at the same time doing WLS morning news in Chicago. He won awards for investigative reporting, mainly about children. Other awards were given for the attempt on the life of Pope John Paul II and the intifada in Jerusalem.

Gross anchored ABC coverage of the September 11 attacks, the execution of Timothy McVeigh, and the Iraq War.

Gross has worked for WABC (AM), WCBS (AM), WOR (AM) in New York City;[2] KLAC in Los Angeles; WMAL in Washington, D.C.; and WWDB in Philadelphia.[3] Gross was also the host of The Gil Gross Show, a call-in show that aired on the CBS Radio Network and had guests who included Bill Clinton and Margaret Thatcher from the political world and entertainers Brian Wilson and Marilyn Manson. While at CBS, he substituted for Charles Osgood.

Gross has written comedy material for Don Imus and Ted Brown.

Gross was the main substitute host for Paul Harvey on the radio show Paul Harvey's News & Comment.[4]

Family[edit]

Gross is married to actress-singer Rhoda Bodzin. They have one son and three cats. Gross has a collection of 10,000 LPs and CDs.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gil Gross's Show on KKSF NewsTalk 910
  2. ^ a b c Gil Gross's former show on KGO at the Wayback Machine (archived November 1, 2011)
  3. ^ "An Interview with Gil Gross". Philly Talk Radio Online. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Gil Gross archive page". Philly Talk Radio Online. Retrieved 2011-03-03.