About Lew Irwin
Lew Irwin has been a Los Angeles-based journalist for more than 50 years. He was the original anchor/reporter at KABC-TV from 1957-1962 and the news director of Los Angeles radio stations KPOL, KRLA, KDAY, and KNX-FM. While at KRLA in the late 1960s, he created The Credibility Gap, a 15-minute news program, broadcast every three hours, that integrated topical satire and music with the news. He also has interviewed Presidents Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Dwight Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan, as well as such show business personalities as The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Peter Sellers, Jack Nicholson, Dick Clark, and Elvis Presley. During most of the ’70s and ’80s, Irwin hosted the nationally syndicated Earth News Radio. He is the author of Sinatra: A Life Remembered, a coffee-table book about Frank Sinatra, and since 1992 has been the publisher/editor of the daily entertainment-industry news digest, Studio Briefing.