Michael Brown Joins Premiere Networks Lineup as host of "The Weekend"

LOS ANGELES, August 9, 2022 – Premiere Networks announced today that Michael Brown - former Under Secretary of Homeland Security and Director of FEMA, and host of The Situation with Michael Brown on iHeartMedia Denver’s 630 AM KHOW - has been named the full-time host of the nationally-syndicated radio program, The Weekend. The popular three-hour Talk program can be heard on more than 300 stations nationwide, including markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Phoenix, Denver and Portland.

Each weekend on the show, Brown will offer listeners a fresh take on weekend talk with his provocative insights into current events, politics and culture. The entertaining and relevant program will be highlighted by Brown’s smart, funny and insightful point of view as a former Washington insider. 

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to take the reins of The Weekend,” said Brown. “When Premiere asked me to sign on full-time, it was a no brainer.  I’m looking forward to furthering my connection with this nationwide audience each week. We’re going to have a great time together as we go beyond the headlines to tackle the stories that matter most with honesty, smarts and a dose of fun.”

“We’re excited to enter this next chapter of The Weekend with a talent of Michael’s caliber,” said Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks. “His irreverent humor, intelligence and unique experience in politics are a perfect mix for our audience. We’re confident he’ll take The Weekend to a whole new level of success!”  

For more information, visit https://www.premierenetworks.com/Pages/The-Weekend.aspx.

About Michael Brown
Michael Brown got his start in radio by hosting a Saturday show on KOA News Radio in 2006. He’s currently heard on iHeartMedia’s 630 KHOW, Denver’s Talk Station, as host of The Situation with Michael Brown, which broadcasts Monday through Friday from 6 - 10 a.m. MT and is also available on iHeartRadio. Plus, The Michael Brown Minute airs on Denver’s Freedom 93.7. For his work in radio, Talkers magazine has twice named him among the Top 100 Talk

Shows in the United States and he has been honored twice by the Colorado Broadcasters Association for best news/talk program. 

Prior to his work in radio, Brown served in both administrations of President George W. Bush. He was the first Under Secretary of Homeland Security from 2003-2005, and the Director, Deputy Director and General Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, from 2001-2005. Brown holds two Presidential Commissions and was a member of the White House Consequence Management Committee following the attacks of 9/11. He chaired the White House Transition Team for Emergency Preparedness & Response, Department of Homeland Security. Brown was a member of the National Security Council’s Deputies Committee.

Brown has a broad perspective on a wide variety of homeland security issues since he is the only Presidential appointee to have served in a legacy agency and on the transition team to create DHS then as the Under Secretary in the newly-created cabinet department. National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice and Deputy National Security Advisor Steve Hadley wrote that Brown’s participation was particularly critical after the attack of 9/11.

During his tenure in the Bush Administration, Brown served as the representative to NATO’s Civil Emergency Planning Committee. He worked on various matters in Russia, the European Union and its member nations, and throughout Southeast Asia. He represented the United States in Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and other nations affected by the 2004 tsunami. He coordinated the deployment of medical and rescue teams to Bam, Iran after that nation’s devastating earthquake, the first such teams to enter Iran since the Iranian hostage crisis.

Brown is the author of Deadly Indifference: The Perfect [Political] Storm in which he poignantly describes the role of politics in a risk-averse society facing natural or manmade disasters. He has traveled around the world speaking on issues of homeland security, crisis management and personal resilience.

Brown is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City University School of Law. Brown has been an adjunct professor of law at the OCU School of Law and the University of Denver School of Law where he taught courses on legislation, state and local government, and national security. He is a co-owner of The Blue Cell which provides homeland security and emergency management training and exercises to clients across all fifty states.

Fans can follow Brown on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

About Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, syndicates more than 100 radio programs and services to more than 8,200 radio affiliations and reaches a quarter billion listeners monthly. Premiere offers the best in talk, entertainment and sports programming featuring the following personalities: Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, George Noory, Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, Clay Travis, Buck Sexton, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Granger Smith, Johnjay and Rich, Big Boy, Brooke & Jeffrey, Doug Gottlieb, Enrique Santos, Nancy Grace, and others.  For more information, please visit www.PremiereNetworks.com.

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