Current TV’s Conor Knighton
Comedy news show host & creator Conor Knighton will join us on Live From the Future, next Tuesday July 28th. Conor is the host and executive producer of infoMania, a weekly look into the world of news, popular culture, and politics. The show, developed with Madeleine Smithberg (co-creator, The Daily Show) airs nationally on Current TV every Thursday night at 10pm ET/PT and is viewable online.
The first host to appear on Current TV when it launched in August of 2005, Knighton has anchored and produced three different top of the hour news/comedy franchises for the network, now in 50 million homes across the world.
Conor’s commentary has also been featured on E!, CNN, CNN Headline News, TV Guide, and KNBC Los Angeles.
In March of 2005, Conor wrote the pilot for Google Current, the first television program to use internet search data as a way of reporting on world events. He would go on to host/write/produce the show for the next two years. After enjoying success stateside, the unique format was spun off into an UK version, which continues to air on Current in the UK and Ireland. The original US version morphed into what is now infoMania.
In mid 2006, Conor was asked to develop and host Current Buzz – a collaboration with Yahoo! – that attracted several million unique visitors online during its limited three month run, making it one of the most watched programs on the web. Conor has also co-hosted the “Take Back TV” concert series (sharing the stage with artists including The Roots, Lauryn Hill, and Mos Def), and has produced international segments for the network’s travel and vanguard journalism divisions.
As an actor, Conor has appeared on shows on the WB and the Discovery Channel networks and in various short films. He has an extensive background in theater, and has studied improv with the Groundlings in Los Angeles.
We are very excited to have Conor join us, he knows how to fish out the funny:
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