Joel Siegel Biography (1943-)



Born July 7, 1943, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Robert and Libby (Kantor) Siegel; married Jane Kessler, November 21, 1976 (died, December, 1982); married Melissa Nina De Mayo, August 27, 1985 (divorced); married Ena Swansea, June 21,1996. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Jewish. Career: Writer, actor, film and book reviewer. Director, voter registration drive for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Macon, GA, 1965; joke writer for Robert F. Kennedy, 1968; Carson & Roberts Advertising, Los Angeles, copywriter and producer, 1967-72; KMET-FM, Los Angeles, news anchorman, 1972; WCBS-TV, New York City, correspondent, 1972-76; WABC-TV, New York City, correspondent, film critic, 1976--; Rolling Stone magazine, Los AngelesTimes, Sports Illustrated, freelance writer; Good Morning America, correspondent, film critic, 1980--; Also worked as a radio newscasterand news anchorman. Military Service: U.S. Army Reserves, 1967-73. Member: American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, DramatistsGuild, Drama Desk, Gilda's Club (president, co-founder with Gene Wilder).Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award nomination, 1981, for The First; Public Service Award, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 1976, for distinguished news reporting and commitment to freedom of the press; New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association Award, for general excellence in individual reporting; recipient of six Emmy Awards and numerous nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (New York chapter). Addresses: Office: Good Morning America, 147 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Writer, Actor, Film reviewer, Book reviewer
Birth Details
July 7, 1943
Los Angeles, California, United States

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