“I love you, Alan, but you’re a liberal lunatic.” -Monica
“I’ve got some ‘loving’ words for you, too, Monica, but I don’t want to upset your mother.” – Alan
Representing opposite sides of the political spectrum, Monica Crowley & Alan Colmes usually disagree on most issues. It’s their relationship as brother and sister-in-law that takes the debate to the next level.
Monica Crowley is a panelist on the legendary McLaughlin Group, which she joined in 2007. She is a longtime FOX News political and foreign affairs analyst, having joined the network at its inception in 1996. From 2005-2007, she anchored two live hours on MSNBC, Connected: Coast to Coast, with Ron Reagan, Jr. She then returned to Fox News, where she is a regular weekly guest on The O’Reilly Factor and America Live among many other network programs. She appeared as herself in the 2010 season premiere of 24, and has done wide-ranging interviews on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, and HBO.
Her intelligent, original, and witty analysis attracted radio programmers, and she launched her radio career with a show on the Number One talk station in the nation, 77 WABC in New York, in 2002. In 2005, The Monica Crowley Show was syndicated nationally, and it now airs on over 130 stations. She is also an I-Fave, appearing regularly with Don Imus on Imus in the Morning.
Crowley holds two Masters degrees and a Ph.D. in international affairs from Columbia University and worked as a Foreign Policy Assistant to former President Richard Nixon from 1990 until his death in 1994. Crowley’s experience with Nixon prompted her to write two best-selling books, Nixon off the Record: His Candid Commentary on People and Politics and Nixon in Winter. She has also written for The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun and The New York Post. She is also a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. “When I’m debating others you’re still in a fierce debate mode but you’re also on best behavior,” she says. “With Alan I can just let it rip.”
After a string of successful radio shows on WNBC, WABC and WMCA in New York, Alan Colmes gained a reputation as a hard-hitting liberal known for his electric commentary on the American agenda. After penetrating the Boston and New York markets with hit local radio shows, Colmes went from major market success to national talk radio prominence in 1990 with his fast-paced and informative afternoon news-driven show, which aired daily on hundreds of affiliates nationwide.
Colmes joined FOX News Channel in 1996, and cohosted Hannity & Colmes for more than twelve years. That program became the number two show in all of cable news, helping the Fox News Channel achieve prime time dominance. Colmes’ radio show is now syndicated by FOX News and heard on terrestrial radio stations across America, XM and Sirius Satellite Radio, and the American Forces Radio Network.
Colmes attracts many key political and pop culture figures to his microphone. Among his guests have been President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, Lynn Cheney, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senators John Kerry and John McCain, Newt Gingrich, Deepak Chopra, and Carole King. His likability, humor, command of the issues, and appeal to both sides of the political plate have helped him garner the biggest audience of any liberal radio broadcaster.
Every Tuesday night Crowley and Colmes sit across from one another on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor and debate the hot-button topics of the day. On stage, in-laws Crowley and Colmes share their political perspectives as both pundits and close relatives, making their conversation an entertaining and insightful political debate.