Lino Rulli

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Lino Rulli
Lino Rulli.jpg
Rulli in 2011
Born (1971-10-26) October 26, 1971 (age 43)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Residence New York City
Nationality Italian American
Education Bachelor of Arts
Master of Theology
Alma mater Saint John's University
Occupation Radio Host/Producer/former Television Host
Years active 1997–present
Employer Sirius XM Radio/Linose Productions, LLC.
Known for Radio and television productions/author
Religion Roman Catholic
Signature Lino rulli signature.jpg

Angelo "Lino" Rulli (born October 26, 1951) is an American radio host, author, producer, and former television host.[1] He is currently the host of The Catholic Guy radio show, which is aired on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM Radio, and Lino at Large aired both on The Catholic Channel and syndicated throughout North America. He was also the executive producer and host of the Emmy Award-winning television show "Generation Cross." In addition to his radio and television work, Rulli has released two books, "Sinner" and "Saint", both of which discuss Catholicism in a comedic tone through personal anecdotes.

Early life[edit]

Rulli was born on October 26, 1971 to an Italian American family in St. Paul, Minnesota.[1][2] His mother Gina worked as a foreign language teacher at a local high school while his father Angelo worked as a probation officer during his early life; however, teenage Rulli and his father joined Circus Flora where he was assistant to his father's organ grinding.[2] He is a graduate of Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood, Minnesota.[3] He went on to get a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and a Master of Theology Degree from Saint John's University.[4]

Career in media[edit]

Rulli got an ambitious start in television by producing and hosting the television show "Generation Cross" from 1998-2004.[1] "Generation Cross" is nationally syndicated on multiple Catholic and Independent Christian media networks including EWTN, Trinity Broadcasting Network prompting Rulli to winning multiple Emmy Awards for "Program Host".[5][6] Rulli also a co-executive produced "The Last Flagraiser," a CBS documentary honoring the World War II soldiers who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima.[7] "The Last Flagraiser" won Rulli and crew another Emmy Award for "Best Documentary," the "Scripps-Howard National Journalism Award," and the "National Headliner Grand Award."[1][8] Additionally, Rulli is also a producer of the film "Champions of Faith" in which faith, life, and baseball are explored.[9]

In his media career Rulli has also been a reporter for WCCO-TV and a commentator for KMSP-TV, both stations based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.[1] The Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as the County of Westchester in New York, declared September 29 to be Lino Rulli Day (initiated in 2010).[10]

Rulli's current production is "The Catholic Guy" radio show, the afternoon drive show aired weekdays on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Rulli also hosts "Lino at Large," a radio show sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and heard on both Sirius XM and syndicated throughout North America..[11] Per "The Catholic Guy" show, he has worked on additional media projects for various Catholic and secular organizations. He has also made appearances on Howard Stern's Sirius XM channels (Howard 100 and Howard 101), specifically The Jay Thomas Show and Howard 100 News.[12][13]Rulli also make frequent appearances on Fox News, often discussing Catholic current events and other religious issues.[14]

In September 2011, Rulli released his first book, "Sinner: The Catholic Guy's Funny, Feeble Attempt to Be a Faithful Catholic," in which he shares the joys and the struggles of trying to follow God in everyday circumstances.[15] He released his second book, "Saint: Why I Should Be Canonized Right Away," on September 3, 2013.[16]


  1. ^ a b c d e About Lino Rulli. Retrieved 2011-06-27.
  2. ^ a b Heffron, Christopher (May 2008). "Lino Rulli: One 'Sirius' Catholic". St. Anthony Messenger. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lino's Proclamation of Greatness". 29 September 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ 2001 Upper Midwest Emmy Recipients
  6. ^ 2002 Upper Midwest Emmy Recipients
  7. ^ "The Last Flagraiser" DVD[dead link]
  8. ^ 2005 Upper Midwest Emmy Nominees
  9. ^ "Champions of Faith: Baseball Edition"
  10. ^ Wiering, Maria (10 September 2010). "Hometown Glory: ‘The Catholic Guy’ Gets Day Named for Him in Twin Cities.". Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  11. ^ Lino At Large. Retrieved 2011-06-27.
  12. ^ ""The Catholic Guy" Podcast: Lino on the Jay Thomas Show to promote "Sinner"". Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Howard News 101 features Lino Rulli". 10 September 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  14. ^ Lino Rulli and Jennifer Miller discuss the impending lawsuit filed against the Obama healthcare mandate - Fox News. Retrieved 2012-07-16.
  15. ^ Sinner. Retrieved 2011-09-3.
  16. ^ Saint. Retrieved 3 September 2013.

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