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Chip Franklin



Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of

The Drudge Report started 20 years ago with a semen stained dress, and it’s been downhill ever since. Matt Drudge became famous the same way a virus does; infecting the unsuspecting in the early stages of an outbreak. The outbreak in question is the internet, and the disease has morphed into a world where Russian hackers in a Ukrainian apartment can alter history with a bot and $500 laptop.

Franklin is a 25 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Washington DC during Clinton’s first term. He currently hosts the afternoon show at KGO radio, San Francisco. Chip is also an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and scribe, garnering seven Edward R Murrow awards, including the National Murrow award for writing. He’s also won The New York Festival honors for his unconventional coverage of The Democratic and Republican conventions, as well as more than 30 AP awards for broadcasting. Chip has made numerous appearances on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and CNN.

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