Michael King (Project 21)

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Michael King (born December 18, 1962 in Gary, Indiana) is an American commentator, columnist and Emmy Award-winning television producer. He attended both Purdue University and Howard University.

King was a 1980 graduate of Gary's Roosevelt High School. He is the son of 1955 Roosevelt graduate Howard and Gloria King. King's career includes radio news and talk work in Northwest Indiana, Washington, DC and Atlanta. While at Purdue, King reported for the Purdue Exponent. He was also part of the team that developed CNNSI.com in 1997.

As a member of Project 21's National Advisory Board, King has provided commentary for radio, television and newspapers across the United States. He has written political commentary columns that have been syndicated by Project 21 to more than 400 newspapers in the U.S. On behalf of Project 21, King has provided testimony and commentary to Congressional subcommittees and to other public interest and public policy groups across the nation.

King has been interviewed on a number of national and local radio programs, including NPR's Morning Edition, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Ken Hamblin Show, The Michael Reagan Show, Janet Parshall's America and others.

King has been a semi-regular contributor to cable television talk shows including MSNBC's Scarborough Country, and Fox News Channel's Hannity & Colmes and The O'Reilly Factor.

King withdrew from active commentary late in 2005 in order to become a producer and reporter with WXIA-TV Atlanta. King has been nominated for 11 Southeast Regional Emmy Awards since 2005, and has won eight Emmys. He has also received regional Associated Press awards in 2006 through 2015, and Edward R. Murrow Awards for his Web site work in 2006 and 2015.