Mike Gallagher Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 07 Apr, 2017
Facts of Mike Gallagher
Date of Birth: 1960 , April-7
Age: 61 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Mike Gallagher
Birth Name Michael Gallagher
Nick Name Mike
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Dayton
Ethnicity White
Profession Radio host
Working For WGY-AM,WAVI-AM
Net Worth $3 million
Married Yes
Married to Denise Gallagher(1991)
Children Bryan Gallagher, Trevor Gallagher, Micah Gallagher and Matthew Gallagher
Education Wright State University
Movies One Angry Man
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Mike Gallagher, 56 years old, is an American radio host and a conservative political commentator. Mike Gallagher is the popular host of The Mike Gallagher Show on Salem Radio Network. Talkers magazine a listed him as sixth most-listened-to radio talk show host in the United States.

Early life and Education

Mike Gallagher was born on April 7, 1960, in Dayton, Ohio, United States of America. He belongs to American nationality. Ethnicity wise, Gallagher is White. He grew up in Dayton, Ohio.

Mike Gallagher graduated from Chaminade-Julienne High School in downtown Dayton. He was equally active in school radio, TV station as well as in school theater. Gallagher went to the University of Dayton and Wright State University.

Professional Career

Radio and Television

Mike Gallagher was involved in journalism since high school days. At the age of 17, he was already working for WAVI-AM. After that, he served as a station manager in Greenville, South Carolina. Mike Gallagher then got the opportunity to become an on-air host on WGY-AM, in Albany, New York.

By early 1998 Mike Gallagher was a well-established radio host, and his show, The Mike Gallagher show, was launched on 12 different stations nationwide. He had over four million weekly listeners making him the sixth most listened-to talk host in America.

Mike Gallagher was featured for eleven consecutive years as one of the 100 influential talk hosts in America in Talkers Magazine.

Mike Gallagher also makes frequent appearances on several Fox News Channel shows as a Fox News Channel contributor and sometimes as a co-host.


Apart from working for radio and television, Mike Gallagher is also a writer, In 2005, Mike authored 'Surrounded by Idiots: Fighting Liberal Lunacy in America' that became a New York Times bestseller.

On his radio show, the Mike Gallagher’s show, he made public that he was writing a book called  '50 Things Liberal’s Love to Hate', the book was released on August 28, 2012.

Social Activities

Mike Gallagher is also involved in various social events. On May 8, 2006, he showed an active involvement in fundraiser event called Food for the Poor. He also runs a charitable organization under his name; Gallagher’s Army: The Mike Gallagher Show Charitable Foundation that he established in 2005.


Mike Gallagher is quite controversial a personality. He offered the Westboro Baptist Church based in Topeka, Kansas money to not picket the funeral of West Nickel Mines school's shooting victims.

 After his move was accused of being blood money, he offered the church an hour of air time on his show instead against a contract stating $500,00 fines if there were any picketers near the funeral. Gallagher repeated this act on similar other occasions. 

Gallagher commented with ''I think we should round up all of these folks. Round up, Joy Behar. Round up Matt Damon, who last night on MSNBC attacked George Bush and Dick Cheney. Round up [Keith] Olbermann. Take the whole bunch of them and put them in a detention camp until this war is over because they’re a bunch of traitors."

Mike Gallagher was deemed a racist and an Islamophobe after his statement that said: "It's time to have a Muslims check-point line in America's airports and have Muslims be scrutinized. You better believe it, it's time."

Personal life and Affair

 Once a married man, Mike Gallagher is now a widower. He got married to his then girlfriend Denise Gallagher in 1993. Unfortunately, his wife passed away at the age of 52 due to cancer.

Mike Gallagher has four children; Bryan Gallagher, Trevor Gallagher, Micah Gallagher and Matthew Gallagher. 

Net worth

American radio host and a conservative political commentator, Mike Gallagher, has an estimated net worth of $3 million, which he earned through his journalism career and his other professional involvements.