Michael Shure

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Michael Shure is a general assignment contributor and political contributor for Al Jazeera America. Shure often also guest hosts on The Young Turks and was the host of that network's online 2012 election show, twenTYTwelve. Shure was formerly the host of Current TV's The War Room with Michael Shure, a progressive political commentary program that aired live Monday through Thursday.

Background[edit]

Shure was born in New York City to Michael and Alice Shure. He is Jewish[1]. His uncle is film producer Robert Evans. Shure attended Trinity School (New York City), the University of Virginia and Harvard College, where he was a language major. He was Florida press secretary for the Dukakis/Bentsen Presidential campaign during the United States presidential election, 1988.

Shure also worked briefly as an NBC Page and as a correspondent for the short-lived show CNN NewsStand. [1]

In 2002, Shure began working as a host and correspondent on The Young Turks, a multi-platform political talk show. In February 2013 he took over as host for former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm and the show, previously called "The War Room With Jennifer Granholm" became The War Room with Michael Shure until August 2013 when the show was ended with the rest of Current's live programming in preparation of the network's transition to Al Jazeera America.

Shure has appeared as an actor in the films The Thing Called Love, House Party 3, and Showgirls.[2] He also appeared in an episode of the HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm.[3]

Shure currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with his son.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The War Room’s Michael Shure Dishes On Current TV, Tom Brokaw, And Dan Abrams". Mediaite. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Michael Shure". IMDb. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Michael Shure (of TYT) vs Larry David in Curb 2007". YouTube. 2012-01-22. Retrieved 2013-09-03.