- About Neal Boortz
Full name: Neal Boortz
Also known as: Neal Boortz, Boortz, Neal A., Jr.
Professions: Syndicated Talk radio host, Author & Inactive Attorney
- Neal Boortz Measurements
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
- Neal Boortz Known for
Al Franken: God Spoke (2006), An Inconvenient Tax (2011), Crossfire (1982), The Visitor (1979)
- Neal Boortz Biography
Neal A Boortz, Jr. (born April 6, 1945) is an American author, attorney, and former radio host. His nationally syndicated talk show, The Neal Boortz Show, which ended in 2013, was carried throughout the United States. It was ranked seventh in overall listeners, with more than 4.25 million per week. The content of the show included politics, current events, social issues, and topics of interest, which Boortz discussed with callers, correspondents and guests. Boortz touched on many controversial topics and referred to himself as an "equal opportunity offender." Boortz has been quoted as saying he cares more for his automobile [Mercedes] than his own children.Boortz's first involvement with radio was in the 1960s, while he was a student at Texas A&M University, working as a local on-air personality at WTAW-AM. After moving to Georgia, he became an avid listener of Atlanta’s first talk radio station. Boortz became a regular caller to the morning talk show. When the show's host died, it created a job opening, which Boortz actively pursued. He was initially hired on a two-week "trial run", and later offered the permanent position. Boortz attended night law school, earning a law degree in 1977. For some years he worked as both an attorney and as a talk show host. He eventually closed his law practice in order to concentrate on his work in radio.Boortz has received many industry accolades. He was named as one of the "25 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America" by Talkers magazine, and one of "Georgia's 100 Most Influential People" by Georgia Trend. In 2009, Boortz was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.Boortz's first book was The Commencement Speech You Need To Hear in 1997, followed by The Terrible Truth About Liberals, in 1998. In 2005, he co-wrote The FairTax Book with Congressman John Linder, proposing to implement a variant of a national retail sales tax in lieu of other federal taxes. Boortz's involvement with the FairTax is covered in the documentary film An Inconvenient Tax.
- Neal Boortz Family
Spouse: Donna Boortz