John Cardillo is an American journalist and political analyst who is well-known for his conservative stance on governance, as well as the popular talk show America Talks Live which he hosts. He is a man who has donned many professional hats in his lifetime. Prior to becoming a television personality, John worked with the New York Police Department as a member of the force, which is where he got his debating skills.
His opinions are not always well received, especially by liberal members of the public, however, many people appreciate his candid views on the subjects he discusses and even respects for his works. He is a known face in the media and as a result, controversies are never far away from him. Regardless of this, John has established himself as an authority figure in the American political landscape and he has managed to garner millions of fans and supporters in the process.
John Cardillo’s Early Life
John Cardillo’s date of birth is unknown as the television host has not yet revealed this piece of information about himself. He was born in Queens, New York and had a lower-middle-class upbringing with his brother, Chris Cardillo. While John didn’t have a lot growing up, he had a belly full of dreams and a passion to see them come true.
He applied to the police academy and joined the NYPD in 1993 as an officer. He then spent the next 10 years patrolling the South Bronx and ensuring that that area of the city was as safe as possible for other members of society. This led him to start his own security and safety firm called SpecBid, which has been flourishing. John always nurtured an interest in politics, so, it was only a matter of time before his experience as a police officer began taking him places. He was invited to collaborate with Attorney Generals and other industry experts to help determine matters concerning security policies.
John has been instrumental to the passing or rejection of various legislations across America. He has been called upon to testify as an expert witness before Congress and various state legislatures. In 2008, he was awarded a tribute for his services by the Florida House of Representatives. His police experience also earned him invitations to so speak on radio shows, cable news programs, and national television broadcasts.
His skills as a commentator and speaker were appreciated and in 2015, he began hosting a weekend radio show on NewsRadio 1290 WJNO. The success of the show led to the station asking him to host weekday morning shows. Eventually, he landed his own show, The John Cardillo Show, a nationally syndicated show broadcast on CRN Digital Talk Radio Network. Since then, John has gone on to contribute to The Independent Journal, CNN, TheBlaze Network, Rebel News Network, FOX Business Network, and he now hosts America Talks Live which airs on Newsmax.
His Wife And Kids
The radio and television host is blissfully married to Megan Jean Willkom, a former professional hair and makeup artist who now works for the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation. She also serves as an executive consultant for Rodan + Fields. John Cardillo has not yet spoken about how he met his wife; when they began dating, or the day they got married, he mostly abstains from talking about his personal life and family.
Perhaps, he knows how invasive the media and public can be about matters like that and thinks it is best to protect his family from prying eyes. The couple has been together for many years now and their marriage has been blessed with two beautiful children: a boy and a girl named Valentine Cardillo and Cristiano Cardillo.
Interesting Facts About The “America Talks Live” Host
1. John Cardillo has served as a member of Harvard Law School’s Internet Safety Technical Task Force.
2. His wife is a cancer survivor. She battled with stage four leiomyosarcoma, a soft tissue cancer that affects 1 in 100,000 Americans every year, and has since been working actively to raise awareness about the disease.
3. John was raised by a single parent, his mother, JoAnn Cardillo-Ranone.
4. In 2018, John Cardillo was embroiled in one of the biggest political controversies after he tweeted a picture of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez childhood home in order to discredit her political campaign, claiming that she grew up rich and attended an Ivy League School, neither of which was true.