George Noory, host of the nationally syndicated program Coast to Coast AM, says if he wasn’t a national radio talk show host, he’d be in politics. Heard by millions of listeners, Coast To Coast AM airs on more than 570 stations in North America.
While hosting The Nighthawk, a wildly successful, late-night program on KTRS in St. Louis, Noory was recruited by Premiere Networks to guest host on Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell. He became the permanent host of the phenomenally successful overnight program on January 1, 2003, following Bell’s retirement. Since then, Noory’s audience has continued to grow.
Noory captivates program listeners with his discussions of paranormal phenomena, time travel, alien abductions, conspiracies and all things curious and unexplained. He is driven, he has said, by the desire to solve the great mysteries of our time. From his first days as a radio broadcaster he says, “I’ve wanted to cover stories that the mainstream media never touch—the unusual, the paranormal and things like that. I learned that broadcast is the best business for exploring these issues, and I’ve been doing it for years.”
He dates his interest in these matters to a book by Walter Sullivan, We Are Not Alone, that his mother gave him when he was 13. He was hooked.
Prior to his late-night show on KTRS, Noory had an extensive broadcast career. He started in radio at WCAR-AM in Detroit, where his first-ever interview was with nuclear physicist and UFO expert Stanton Friedman. From 1974-1978, he served as news producer and executive news producer at WJBK-TV. At age 28, he became the youngest major market news director in the country at KMSP-TV in Minneapolis. Noory was also the director of news planning and development at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, was news director at KSDK-TV in St. Louis and the recipient of three Emmy Awards while a news executive.
Noory released his first book in 2006. Worker In The Light: Unlock Your Five Senses And Liberate Your Limitless Potential, co-written by best-selling author William J. Birnes, is Noory’s revolutionary guide to spiritual enlightenment, human empowerment, ultimate productivity and absolute happiness. Noory and Birnes co-authored a follow up in 2009 entitled Journey to the Light, in which they present amazing first-hand accounts of how ordinary people changed their own lives, transcended their doubts and fears, and unlocked the secrets to their spiritual growth. In October 2011, Noory released his third book, Talking To The Dead. Co-written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley, a leading expert on the paranormal and supernatural, the book explores the colorful history and personalities behind spirit communications, weaving together spirituality, metaphysics, science and technology. Noory, along with Richard Belzer and David Wayne, released “Someone is Hiding Something: What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?” in February 2015. Scrutinizing the theories the media and politicians claim are the “most likely” reasons the plane crashed, they argue that if a year after a huge Boeing 777 has gone missing, and there’s still no sign of it whatsoever, it’s time to think outside the box.
In December 2012, GAIAM TV launched Beyond Belief with George Noory, a new TV show exploring the unknown and mysteries of the universe. The one-hour, weekly series features Noory’s informative, investigative and dynamic conversations, as well as some of his favorite guests from the radio program. Taped in front of a live audience at GAIAM studios in Boulder, Colo., Beyond Belief with George Noory is available exclusively on http://www.beyondbelief.com/.
Noory was born, raised and educated in Detroit. He has three children and six grandchildren. He served nine years in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Coast to Coast AM is the most listened to overnight radio program in the country and is broadcast live, Monday-Sunday from 1-5 a.m. ET.
Upon his retirement in 2007, Art Bell continues to be associated with Coast to Coast AM, the nationally syndicated overnight radio program he created, as host of the archived programs Somewhere in Time with Art Bell. Known for his spontaneous and compelling conversations about all things unexplained, Bell has a keen intellect and an unpretentious curiosity for the bizarre. With his style that reflects the calm qualities of the night, Bell once had a caller who claimed he was “the six-fingered alien hybrid.” Bell’s response to him was “cool.”
As a child, Bell experienced a gypsy lifestyle since his dad was a marine colonel and his mom was a drill sergeant. Following their footsteps, he pursued a career in the military that allowed him the opportunity to create an on-base pirate radio station. After the military, he worked as a rock jock and chief engineer at 25 different radio stations around the world. KSBK/Okinawa, the only English-language station in Asia, was where he earned a Guinness World Record for staying on air for 116 hours and 15 minutes. And while at KENI/Anchorage, he organized a fundraiser and chartered a DC-8 to rescue 130 Vietnamese orphans stranded in Saigon at the end of the war. American families eventually adopted each child.
Bell then moved on to television in the early 1980s where in Las Vegas he helped build “Time Mirror Cable” which is now “Cox Cable.” However, his passion for radio eventually lead him to KDWN/Las Vegas in 1985 where he hosted an overnight talk program that could be heard in 13 western states.
In 1993, Coast to Coast AM was born and the Chancellor Broadcasting Company began syndicating the show out of KDWN. About a year later, a home studio was built in Pahrump, Nevada where the show originated. In 1998, Premiere Networks purchased the Chancellor Broadcasting Company with Bell’s show on about 400 stations.
Plagued with ongoing back problems, Bell decided to retire and named George Noory as his successor who took over in January 2003. The program continues to be hosted by Noory today, and can be heard by millions of listeners on nearly 570 stations in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Guam.
Bell has been profiled on Today and Larry King Live and has also been featured in Time Newsweek, People, Maxim, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Washington Post. In addition, he made a guest appearance on NBC’s Millennium. In 1997 and 1999, Bell’s peers at the National Association of Broadcasters nominated him for the Marconi Radio Award in the “Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year” category. In 2007, Bell was honored with the “2007 R&R News/Talk Radio Lifetime Achievement Award.”