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Jimmy Kimmel’s radio past may have helped him find his voice as the “nation’s moral conscience”

  • Kimmel honed his broadcasting skills bouncing around radio stations around the country (including one where his intern was Carson Daly), which may have given him a unique skillset. “Jimmy Kimmel isn’t just a TV host. As the last few weeks made evident, he’s a broadcaster,” says Michael Schneider.  “A true broadcaster is a master of communication, someone who reaches a wide audience and can be trusted for the information they need. And unlike other late-night TV stars, Kimmel didn’t rise through the ranks of acting or stand-up comedy; he honed his skills as a radio personality. A much more intimate medium, radio was the place where personalities formed direct bonds with listeners long before social media.”

    TOPICS: ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Jimmy Kimmel, Late Night