Roy Firestone

  • Award-Winning Journalist
  • Moderator
  • Impressionist
  • Bestselling Author

Roy Firestone is an incredible performer.    His one man show is a highly energetic mixture of storytelling, music, humor, uncanny vocal impressions, hilarious and unforgettably moving video clips and heart rendering observations. The show is a celebration of life not just through the prism of sports but in his 20-year association with the greatest names in American public life. Whether it’s Firestone’s witty and satiric look at American sports or his touching story telling that evoke both laughter and tears, Firestone delivers a standing-ovation winning One Man Show that is truly unprecedented in both keynote speaking and entertainment circles. Roy Firestone’s One-Man Show . . . Up Close Live is like the champions he interviews . . . a winner!

Critically acclaimed for his work in broadcast journalism, Roy Firestone has won seven Emmy Awards and seven Cable ACE Awards, he has interviewed more than 5,000 people, from leading CEO's to nearly every major sports figure. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jim Murray calls Mr. Firestone, "the best interviewer I've ever seen. That's not the best interviewer in sports, that's the best interviewer period."

 
  

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“Roy was fabulous! He was hysterically funny, extraordinarily talented and inspirational. We laughed and cried…I would hire him again in a heartbeat!”

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Roy Firestone
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
  • Michigan Health & Hospital Association
  • Meeting Masters
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If you are looking to create a captivating and intimate Q&A session and you need a moderator who will get the most out of your special guest, look no further than Roy Firestone. Mr. Firestone knows how to create a comfortable and reflective environment during his interviews that will ultimately ...

If you are looking to create a captivating and intimate Q&A session and you need a moderator who will get the most out of your special guest, look no further than Roy Firestone. Mr. Firestone knows how to create a comfortable and reflective environment during his interviews that will ultimately make your audience feel as if they were listening to a conversation over an intimate dinner rather than in an auditorium.

Mr. Firestone has created robust and engaging conversations with leading CEOs, business entrepreneurs, actors, musicians, sports figures and many industry luminaries. As part of this type of program, Mr. Firestone does all the advance legwork of preparing an engaging multi-media presentation of the person’s life which he shares with the audience during key moments of the conversation.

Artists love being interviewed by Roy Firestone because they know they are in capable hands, so they can just sit back, relax and share their lives, insights, motivations, etc. with Mr. Firestone and your audience.

Roy Firestone has interviewed such luminaries as Terry Bradshaw, Andre Agassi, Debbie Allen, Chris Botti, David Foster, Diane Warren, and Coach Jim Calhoun to name a few.

Whether you are looking to bring a legendary star to your event or an innovative CEO, let Roy Firestone help bring the best out of your special guest and create an event your audience will never forget!

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An accomplished singer, impressionist and humorist, Roy Firestone has performed his acclaimed Multi-Media Review before audiences in Las Vegas, at major sporting events, meetings, formal events and conventions throughout the world. ...

An accomplished singer, impressionist and humorist, Roy Firestone has performed his acclaimed Multi-Media Review before audiences in Las Vegas, at major sporting events, meetings, formal events and conventions throughout the world.

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Biography

Roy Firestone is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning and seven-time cable ACE Award-winning host, interviewer, narrator, writer, and producer.  As the ground-breaking, original host of ESPN’s legendary Up CloseUp Close Classic and Up Close Primetime, Firestone has interviewed more than 5,000 athletes, musicians, actors and political figures, as well as scores of writers and filmmakers.

Sports Illustrated calls Firestone "The best interviewer in the business."  The late Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Jim Murray once said, “Roy Firestone isn’t just the best sports interviewer I’ve ever seen, he's the best interviewer period. That includes, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, any and all of them.”

Firestone currently hosts Up Close Classic, which is broadcast on ESPN daily.  Other shows hosted by Firestone include: HDNet's Face to Face with Roy Firestone and AOL's Time Out…with Roy Firestone.

Roy Firestone is also one of the nation’s most sought after live corporate performers, keynote speakers and lecturers. 

Firestone has performed in more than two thousand venues spanning two decades.  He recently shared the stage with performers Josh Groban, Reba McEntire, David Foster, Forrest Whitaker and Jon Bon Jovi.

As an actor, Firestone was featured in the Academy Award-winning film, Jerry Maguire, where he played himself in an unforgettable (and often repeated) scene with Academy Award-winner Cuba Gooding Jr.  

His numerous television credits include Everybody Loves Raymond and Married with Children.  Fans of The Simpsonsremember him as the voice of ‘Bart Starr.’ No stranger to talk shows, Firestone’s appearances include Late Night with David LettermanLater with Bob CostasLarry King Live and The Tonight Show.

Firestone is an accomplished musical vocalist.  He recently released his first CD, Another Voice, produced and backed by Grammy Award-winning fusion band, Hiroshima.

Firestone is also prolific on the printed page — as the author of two best-selling books, Up Close with Roy Firestone, and most recently, Don’t Make Me Cry, Roy.