Award-Winning Journalist & Commentator
Critically acclaimed for his work in broadcast journalism, Roy Firestone has won seven Emmy Awards and seven Cable ACE Awards and has interviewed more than 5,000 people, including nearly every major sports figure. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jim Murray calls Firestone “the best interviewer I’ve ever seen. That’s not the best interviewer in sports, [he’s] the…
Critically acclaimed for his work in broadcast journalism, Roy Firestone has won seven Emmy Awards and seven Cable ACE Awards and has interviewed more than 5,000 people, including nearly every major sports figure. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jim Murray calls Firestone “the best interviewer I’ve ever seen. That’s not the best interviewer in sports, [he’s] the best interviewer period.”
Curiosity and passion drive Firestone to interview people beyond the realm of sports and into the world of art, music, politics, and popular entertainment. His interview subjects are an eclectic mix, including seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, President Richard Nixon, legendary actor James Stewart, jazz great Miles Davis, actor Ray Romano, and pop icon Madonna.
An impressionist, humorist, and singer, Firestone performs his multimedia review in Las Vegas at major sporting events, meetings, formal events, and conventions throughout the world, and has appeared on such shows as Late Night with David Letterman, Later with Bob Costas, Nightline, and Larry King Live. He has shared the bill with Frank Sinatra, Michael McDonald, country superstars Wynonna and Reba McEntire, Gladys Knight, the Four Tops, Frankie Valli, and Josh Groban. Firestone recently released his first album, Another Voice, produced by the Grammy-nominated legendary fusion jazz band Hiroshima.
Firestone has performed for hundreds of corporate clients, including AT&T, Cadillac, Quaker Oats, Pepsi, Nike, Toyota, Avia, General Foods, Delta Airlines, Mayflower Movers, Sun Computers, Prudential, Thrifty Car Rental, Northwest Airlines, Russell Athletic, Fujitsu, Anheuser Busch, The Sports Authority, OfficeMax, Chevron, Transamerica, Sara Lee, Frito-Lay, Pontiac, and Quaker State.
Firestone began his career as a sports reporter and anchor before moving to Los Angeles as a sports anchor for KCBS-TV. He was host of ESPN’s SportsLook and can currently be seen on Up Close Prime Time on ESPN Classic. In addition, he hosts Mark Cuban’s HDNet Face to Face with Roy Firestone.
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Roy Firestone . . . A One Man Show
Roy Firestones show is a highly energetic mixture of storytelling, music, humor, uncanny vocal impressions, hilarious and unforgettably moving video clips and heart rendering observations. The show is a celebration of life not just through the prism of sports but in his 20-year association of the greatest names in American public life. Whether its Firestones witty and satiric look at American sports or his touching story telling that evoke both laughter and tears, Firestone delivers a standing ovation winning One Man Show that is truly unprecedented in both keynote speaking and entertainment circles. Roy Firestones One-Man Show . . . Up Close Live is like the champions he interviews . . . a winner!
The Impossible Dream
The 2012 Olympic Games in London were considered by many observers to be the most compelling, memorable, and dramatic Games in recent memory.
Now broadcaster, entertainer, motivator, keynote speaker, and host Roy Firestone has added yet another stirring and emotionally moving element to his live program.
“The Impossible Dream” is Firestone’s newest addition to his one-man show, featuring exciting and dramatic images of the 30th Olympiad. He mixes humor, music, storytelling, and inspiring narratives to his performance for a winning presentation that has drawn rave reviews for more than 20 years. He performs this exciting new addition in his newest live show and tailors his show to fit any client’s needs and themes.
Face to Face with Roy Firestone
Roy Firestone…Up Close
ROY FIRESTONE - Singing Impressionist video
Roy Firestone remembers his interview with O.J. Simpson - SPEAK FOR YOURSELF
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