Roy Firestone has been called “the best interviewer in sports by Sports Illustrated . “He is to sports what Barbara Walters is to entertainment and his 30 -minute interview show on ESPN “Up Close”, was the place athletes went to laugh, reflect, opine—and yeah, sometimes cry.”
And now , Roy interviews the greatest athletes of all time in a NEW series for ESPN, called ‘G.O.A.T.S.’ debuting in May.
But Roy is so much more than a sports interviewer.
An author of three best selling books,and new children’s book.. a writer, performer, actor(‘Jerry Mcguire’), musician, he produces and performs his one of a kind live stage show and delivers one of the most memorable “one man show”presentations in the keynote speaking industry.
The host of Public Television’s ‘LA Tonight…with Roy Firestone’, Roy features long form interviews with the nation’s most accomplished and iconic figures.
Among Roy’s guests in recent broadcasts are 16-time Grammy Award winner, composer and Producer David Foster, legendary Songwriter and hit maker Burt Bacharach, tennis great Andre Agassi, Director and Choreographer Debbie Allen.
Roy is also a regular contributor to Los Angeles’ top rated morning show, ‘Good Day LA’.
The winner of seven Emmy® Awards and seven Cable ACE Awards, Roy has been critically acclaimed for his work in broadcast journalism and has interviewed more than 5,000 people, including nearly every major sports figure.
The late Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jim Murray called Firestone, “the best interviewer I’ve ever seen. That’s not the best interviewer in sports, that’s the best interviewer period.”
Curiosity and passion drive Firestone to interview people from the world of art, music, politics and popular entertainment. His interview subjects are an eclectic mix including Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong; former president Richard Nixon; legendary actor James Stewart; jazz great Miles Davis; TV’s Ray Romano; and pop icon Madonna.
Roy Firestone performs his multi-media review before audiences in Las Vegas, at major sporting events, meetings, formal events and conventions throughout the world. This accomplished singer, impressionist, and humorist has shared the bill with notables such as Frank Sinatra, Michael McDonald, Gladys Knight, the Doobie Brothers and Smokey Robinson. Television appearances include David Letterman, Jay Leno, Bob Costas, Nightline, Larry King and Bill Maher.