Michael Shure

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Michael Shure
2012 DNC day 2 The Young Turks (7958283206).jpg
Shure interviewing Barack Obama delegate at the 2012 Democratic National Convention
Born (1966-04-18) April 18, 1966 (age 51)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater University of Virginia
Occupation Political Correspondent, Host, Contributor
Notable credit(s) The Young Turks
Al Jazeera America
The War Room with Michael Shure
CNN NewsStand

Michael Shure (born April 18, 1966) Shure is an original member of, and regular host on The Young Turks and was the host of that network's online 2012 election show, twenTYTwelve. Most recently Shure served as Chief Political Correspondent for Al Jazeera America until the network's closure. Shure was formerly the host of Current TV's The War Room with Michael Shure, a one-hour political commentary program that aired live Monday through Thursday. Shure has also occasionally appeared as an actor.[1]


Shure was born in New York City to Michael and Alice Shure.[2] His uncle is film producer Robert Evans. Shure attended Trinity School (New York City) and the University of Virginia. He was Florida press secretary for the Dukakis/Bentsen Presidential campaign during the United States presidential election, 1988.

Shure is an alumnus of the NBC Page program. He was a correspondent for the short-lived show CNN NewsStand

In 2002, Shure began working as a host and correspondent on The Young Turks, a multi-platform political talk show. He followed the show to Current TV in 2011 where he was a political correspondent and guest host for the network. 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.[3] He also appeared in an episode of the HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm.[1]

Shure currently resides in Los Angeles, California.


  1. ^ a b "Michael Shure (of TYT) vs Larry David in Curb 2007". YouTube. 2012-01-22. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  2. ^ TYT On The Firing of Helen Thomas. YouTube. 7 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Michael Shure". IMDb. Retrieved 3 September 2013.