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.

Writer, Actor, Film reviewer, Book reviewer
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July 7, 1943
Los Angeles, California, United States

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