Alan Colmes Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 21 Feb, 2017
Facts of Alan Colmes
Date of Birth: 1950 , September-24
Age: 70 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name Alan Colmes
Birth Name Alan Samuel Colmes
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City
Ethnicity White
Profession Radio host
Working For Fox News Channel
Net Worth $12 million
Salary $2 Million
Married Yes
Married to Jocelyn Elise Crowley (m. 2003)
Children N/A
Education Hofstra University
TV Show Hannity & Colmes
Books Thank the Liberals*: *for Saving America (and why You Should),
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Early Life and Education

Alan Colmes was born on 24th of September, 1950 in New York City, New York, United States of America. He was born to Jewish parents whereas his grandparents had emigrated from Ukraine. 

Alan Colmes joined local public schools and later attended Hofstra University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from its School of Communications in the year 1971. Alan worked at its radio station WRHU while he was at Hofstra.

Career and path         

Alan Colmes initiated his career as a stand-up comedian but his career as a radio host took off when WABC hired him for the morning drive time slot. In 1987, he moved to WNBC but NBC closed its radio division very soon. After that in 1996, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes hired him to co-host a show, Hannity & Colmes.

 Later Alan kept his own show entitled The Alan Colmes Show. Moreover, Alan also appeared live on’s new broadcasting technology, Talk Back TV.

Alan Colmes' first non-fiction book, Red, White & Liberal: How Left is Right and Right is Wrong was published in the year 2003. The book tackles issues as civil rights, the war on terror, and the perceived liberal media bias. He was criticized by Al Franken in his book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them. 

Alan Colmes frequently appears with his sister-in-law, Monica Crowley, on The O’ Reilly Factors by Bill O'Reily. Alan Colmes brought up the death of Santorum’s and his wife’s newly born baby while discussing Rick Santorum’s 2012 presidential campaign but was again criticized by some commentators who viewed his remark on “dead baby” as insensitive. 

Marriage and personal life

Alan Colmes is married to Dr. Jocelyn Elise Crowley who is a professor of public policy at Rutgers University. They have been together since 1994 and were married on June 1, 2003.  The couple does not have any children, however, is living a happy life together.

Jocelyn is the sister of Monica Crowley.

Net worth, bio, and height

Alan Colmes stands tall and smart with a height of six feet. His net worth is estimated to be $12 million accumulated from his hard work as a host. And, Alan receives a yearly salary of $2 million. He also runs the Liberaland blog and contributes to AOL news.