Lehrer is host of The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC Radio's daily call-in
program, covering politics and life, locally and globally. The live show airs
weekdays from 10am-noon on WNYC 93.9 FM, AM 820 and wnyc.org. He also hosts
Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast.
New York Times has called Lehrer a "master interviewer." David Remnick,
editor of The New Yorker, says Lehrer is “the equivalent of Lebron James
or Steph Curry in the interviewing game.” New York Magazine put him on
its “dream dinner party guest list.”
Brian Lehrer Show was recognized with a 2007 George Foster Peabody Award
for "Radio That Builds Community Rather Than Divides."
guests have ranged from Barack Obama and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Mitch McConnell
and Boris Johnson, and beyond. Lehrer has been a questioner in televised New York
City Mayoral Debates for every election since 1997.
is also a commentator on local and national issues on television and in print. He
has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, NY1, and The Colbert Report on Comedy
Central. He has written op-ed pieces for publications including The New York
Times, The Daily News, Newsday, and Slate.
addition to the Peabody, Lehrer has won numerous awards, including seven Associated
Press New York Broadcasters "Best Interview" Awards since 2000 and two “Best Talk
Show” awards from The Garden State Journalists Association.
holds master's degrees in public health from Columbia University and journalism from
The Ohio State University and a bachelor's in music and mass communications from the
State University of New York at Albany.