Michael Smerconish is a SiriusXM Radio Host. The Michael Smerconish Program is heard exclusively on SiriusXM - POTUS Channel 124 from 9a–12p ET - re–airing again 6-9p ET. Michael is also an MSNBC contributor and a weekly Sunday columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Smerconish is the author of five books, two of them New York Times’ best sellers. He donated all author proceeds from three of those manuscripts to charity. His published books are: Flying Blind: How Political Correctness Continues to Compromise Airline Safety Post 9/11 (for which he donated his proceeds to the Garden of Reflection, a 9/11 tribute garden in his native Bucks County, Pennsylvania); Muzzled: From T-Ball to Terrorism, True Stories that Should Be Fiction (a Times best seller); Murdered By Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain and Injustice (a Times best seller which he co-authored with Maureen Faulkner and for which he donated his proceeds to the Daniel Faulkner Educational Grant Fund); Morning Drive: Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Talking; and Instinct: The Man Who Stopped the 20th Hijacker (the story of Jose Melendez-Perez, for which he donated his proceeds to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania). Additionally, through a promotional partnership with jeweler Steven Singer, Smerconish has raised in excess of $300,000.00 for the Flight 93 National Memorial.
Michael Smerconish graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Lehigh University and then attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Thereafter, at the age of 29, he became the youngest sub-cabinet level appointee to the Administration of George Herbert Walker Bush when he was named Regional Administrator of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He maintains an of-counsel relationship with The Law Firm of Kline & Specter in Philadelphia.