Mickey Burns

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Mickey Burns is an American television host, writer and producer. He hosts profiles. A native of Staten Island, he serves as President of Quest Media Entertainment, Inc., a television production company that specializes in producing television programs, television commercials and media marketing, infomercials, corporate promotional videos and event filming.

Early career[edit]

Burns' television roots can be traced back to New York City's WNYW-TV News, where he helped produce the 10 O'Clock News, The McCreary Report, and Sports Extra. In 1987-88, Burns was a member of two Emmy Award winning specials, "Pro Live v. Pro Choice" and "Domestic Violence", which he helped produce while at Fox. In the 1990s, he hosted, anchored and starred in numerous television programs such as "Special Edition," "Island View," and "Staten Island Live," for Time Warner Cable Inc.[1] He was an election night reporter for Time Warner Cable Inc., for several years.[citation needed] In 1996, he became one of the founding members of Quest Media Entertainment, Inc., where he is responsible for writing, producing, hosting, and overseeing the daily operations of the company.[citation needed]

Creation of Profiles[edit]

In 1998, Mickey created Quest Media's most popular and successful show, Profiles, a 30-minute celebrity interview show, providing an overview, or `profile' of that person's career. In 2003 "Profiles" was acquired by New York City's official television network, now called NYC Media. He has hosted and produced 300 episodes of `Profiles' with guests that have included: Mayim Bialik, Smokey Robinson, Tony Orlando, Joe Montana, Dr. Maya Angelou, Joan Rivers, Danny Glover, Isaac Hayes, Joan Collins, Mario Lopez, George Foreman, Mary Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Neil Sedaka, Dick Cavett, Ben Vereen, and Tony Orlando.


Mickey attended Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri, where he majored in Education, on a football and baseball scholarship, followed by earning a master's degree at Central Missouri State University in Education and Communications.[citation needed]

In May 2012, Mickey served as the commencement speaker at Missouri Valley College graduation ceremony and he was conferred as Honorary Doctorate in Humanities at the graduation.[2]


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Benanti, Carol Ann. "Local TV host Mickey Burns to reach national audience" (silive.com, May 29, 2015)
  2. ^ Guest. "TV host to speak at Commencement ceremony". The Delta MVC Student Newspaper. Retrieved May 3, 2012.