Curtis Sliwa Wiki
Curtis Sliwa is an American anti-crime activist, founder and CEO of the Guardian Angels, radio talk show host and media personality.
Curtis Sliwa Biography
Sliwa has become a conservative host of the populist radio talk show. His long-standing broadcast partner was lawyer Ron Kuby, with whom he had hosted several times at noon on WABC-AM in New York City in the past weekday radio show “Curtis & Kuby.” Sliwa’s co-host was Attorney & TV commentator, Eboni Williams, starting in June 2017. This pairing has been of short duration. His present cohost is Rita Cosby, a veteran media personality.
For more than two decades, Sliwa has been a radio broadcaster, mostly on WABC-AM, where he began his career in 1990. In 1994, Sliwa, who was released by WABC, was hired by the then city-owned and operated WNYC. Some, including Sliwa, suggested that newly elected mayor Rudy Giuliani, whom he had backed in the mayoral race, forced him into the station. Sliwa remained in the position for four months before returning to commercial radio.
He was back at WABC in 1996 and became the co-host of the long-running Curtis and Kuby in the morning in 2000 with attorney Ron Kuby. The show lasted for eight years before the team was replaced by Don Imus by Citadel Broadcasting.
On December 1, 2008, the Curtis Sliwa LIVE program started national syndication. Until November 2009, when his show was canceled following a contract dispute, WABC retained Sliwa. He hosted “drive time” shows on WNYM-AM 970 both morning and evening, but as of January 2, 2014, Sliwa returned to WABC to replace Rush Limbaugh who moved to WOR-AM.
Sliwa made weekly appearances on the Inside City Hall of NY1 as a commentator. After making sexual comments about New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, he was suspended from the show for a month in April 2015, addressing himself as her “papi” and fantasizing about having sex with her. As a satire, Sliwa defended his comments.
Curtis Sliwa Age
Curtis was born on March 26, 1954, Canarsie, New York, NY.
Curtis Sliwa Family
In Canarsie, Brooklyn, Sliwa was born into a Catholic family of Polish and Italian descent. He’s got two sisters there. He attended Brooklyn Prep, a high school for Jesuits from which he was expelled later, and graduated from Canarsie High School, a high school in New York City. He was the night manager of a McDonald’s restaurant on Fordham Road in the Bronx before he founded the Guardian Angels.
Curtis Sliwa Ex-Wife
Sliwa has been sued by his ex-wife, Mary, who accused him of diverting money during their marriage to Katz as part of a plan to build a “nest egg” with Katz prior to moving in with her.
Curtis Sliwa Wife
Sliwa was four times married. In 1981, he married his second wife, Lisa Evers. She was the Guardian Angels ‘ National Director at the time; she also co-hosted a morning WABC-AM radio show called Angels. Lisa, an expert in martial arts who trained briefly with the World Wrestling Federation in 1986, is now a reporter for television and a radio personality. In 1995, Sliwa and Evers divorced.
Sliwa married his third wife in 2000, Mary Galda, a former WABC employee who was also the national director of the Guardian Angels. Anthony Chester, they’ve got one son.
Sliwa announced plans to marry Melinda Katz, a former member of the New York State Assembly and New York City Council elected Queens Borough President in 2013, after separating from Mary in April 2012. Through in vitro fertilization, Sliwa had fathered two of Katz’s children over the past five years. In a radio interview, Sliwa said his children were raised Jewish with Katz. The 14 February 2015 New York Daily News reported separating Katz and Sliwa on Election Day 2014.
In July 2018, Curtis married longtime girlfriend and attorney Nancy Regula who serves as the Director of Animal Protection in the Guardian Angels organization.
Curtis Sliwa Children
He has three children Anthony Chester, Carter Katz, Hunter Katz
Curtis Sliwa Height
Information will be updated soon.
Curtis Sliwa Salary
Sliwa, who says his annual salary has been reduced from $700,000 to $200,000, has been seeking to have his $13,000-a-month child-support payment for his son with Mary reduced to $2,500.
Curtis Sliwa Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand
Curtis Sliwa Guardian Angels
Sliwa created the “Magnificent 13” on the New York City Subway in May 1977, a group dedicated to fighting violence and crime. The town was experiencing a wave of crime at the time. The Magnificent 13 grew and was rebaptized in 1979 as the Guardian Angels. The actions of the group drew strong reactions from the police, public officials, residents, and the media, both positive and negative. The distinctive uniform of the group, a military-type red beret, and white insignia t-shirt became recognizable throughout the early 1980s as the group grew and media attention was courted. In 1992, at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Sliwa received the prestigious Courage of Conscience Award from the Peace Abbey.
He became active in Buffalo, New York in the early 1980s and was often critical of the policies and practices of local police. Sliwa continues to act as the organization’s president and oversees its operations around the world. His ex-wife, Mary, was Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director. Sliwa visits chapters all over the world frequently and graduates with new chapters. Sliwa said the Guardian Angels are operating in nine countries and 82 cities around the world with about 5,000 members as of 2011.
Curtis Sliwa Show |Juliet Huddy
Join legendary show host Curtis Sliwa & Juliet Huddy on 77 WABC Radio every Weekday at noon!
Curtis Sliwa, known by millions as the founder and leader of The Guardian Angels, has greatly impacted the American way of life. Curtis refused to accept criminal activity and founded one of the world’s largest grassroots organizations.
The Guardian Angels
In 1979, New York City was the crime capital of the United States. Along with many NYC natives, Curtis Sliwa grew tired of the subway threats, street fights and fearful nights. These dangers and lack of control were the impetus for Sliwa’s groundbreaking idea: The Guardian Angels. Conceived as a grassroots opportunity for individuals to rally with one another, The Guardian Angels quickly became an international phenomenon. Known by their signature red berets, the Angels’ persona stood for justice and the empowerment of individuals.
Today, The Guardian Angels have expanded into 14 countries and over 140 cities. The volunteer organization continues to flourish as individuals assume local responsibility for their communities. It is a constant example of the power of “Us and Us, not I and Me.”
Curtis Sliwa’s core ideas resonate well beyond the streets safeguarded by The Guardian Angels. With a unique combination of conviction and charisma, he often speaks before corporate teams, media professionals, senior executives, non-profit associations and educators. Drawing upon community activism as a backdrop, Sliwa draws direct comparisons. The challenge is this: “You have to get involved in the process. Don’t sit on the sidelines.” Sliwa has been privileged to speak for a variety of esteemed organizations including The Children’s Miracle Network, the YMCA, the Boy Scouts of America, Rotary International, the Young President’s Organization, News America Marketing, the New York State Broadcasters Association, the Willow Creek Association, Bob Proctor’s Life Success Consultants and The Salvation Army. His work has been recognized by Presidents Nixon, Reagan, Clinton and Bush; applauded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani; and commended by business, entertainment, and civic leaders worldwide.
From the time she was a kid, Juliet Huddy knew she was going to be a talk show host. The daughter of a network television producer father and a professional singer mother, Juliet had ‘performing’ in her blood. By the time she reached her early teens, she knew exactly what she wanted to do. She headed to the University of Missouri, interning at local ABC affiliate KMIZ-TV.
After graduating, Huddy’s career path took her first – to local television news, at small- and medium-market stations in California and Florida, where she also served as “new gal” on the provocative and irreverent morning radio program, “The Lex & Terry Show”.
In 1998 she got her big network tv break as a national news correspondent for FOX NEWS, based in Miami, and later – Los Angeles.
After the 9/11 attacks, Huddy was transferred to FOX HQ in New York City, hosting, among other shows “FOX & Friends”, “DaySide”. In 2007, she was given her own nationally syndicated talk show, “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet”, interviewing everyone from Condoleeza Rice to Metallica’s James Hetfield.
In 2012, she moved to morning news at FOX 5 in NYC, then launched her own music website, “Blonde & Crossbones” – focusing on interviews with rock and metal superstars and up-and-comers.
Huddy’s versatility, experience and success over more than two decades in media makes her a perfect partner and host for a lively NYC-based talk radio show.
Curtis Sliwa Murder attempt
On June 19, 1992, after entering a stolen taxi in Manhattan, two gunmen kidnapped and shot Sliwa. The taxi picked up Sliwa near his East Village home, and a gunman in the front passenger seat sprang up and fired several shots, hitting him in the groin and legs. Apparently, the kidnapping was foiled when Sliwa leaped from the moving cab’s front window and escaped. For internal injuries and leg wounds, Sliwa underwent surgery.
Ultimately, federal prosecutors charged John A. Gotti, the son of John Gotti, the leader of the Gambino crime family, with the attempted murder and a raft of other charges. Prosecutors claimed that Gotti was angry with Sliwa’s remarks about Gotti’s father on his radio program. However, three separate juries were unable to agree to convict Gotti on all the charges brought against him after three attempts to try him, the last on September 20, 2005, and the charges were dropped. Later, Jurors told reporters that they believed he had a role in shooting Sliwa. Prosecutors refused to retry Gotti and the charges against him were dismissed. Sliwa said he’d seek civil court damages.
Also charged with shooting Sliwa in the incident was Michael Yannotti, a Gotti associate, but acquitted. However, Yannotti was sentenced on an unrelated racketeering charge to 20 years. Still, the shooter was suggested by Manhattan Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin as evidence.
Curtis Sliwa And Rita Cosby|Curtis Sliwa Co-Host
Starting in June 2017, Sliwa’s co-host was attorney & television commentator, Eboni Williams. This pairing was short-lived. His current cohost is veteran media personality Rita Cosby.
Curtis Sliwa Fabrications
Sliwa admitted that he had fabricated several of the exploits of the Angels as well as a false allegation that off-duty transit officers had kidnapped him in 1980. In later statements, he also admitted to “making several kidnapping attempts on himself to make himself publicly more valuable.” Moreover, there was an allegation that the Guardian Angels were not found by Sliwa; that the group owes its origins to Jeff and Jerry Monroe.
Curtis Sliwa Documentary
The Incredible True Story of Curtis Sliwa and the Guardian Angels (2018). Documentary
Curtis Sliwa Politics
Sliwa launched a successful hostile takeover of New York State’s Reform Party in September 2016. The party lost its access to the ballot in the elections of November 2018.