Conservative commentator, podcaster, and radio host Dan Bongino is taking over the late Rush Limbaugh’s radio slot Westwood One just announced.
This comes on the heels of news that Bongino’s show The Dan Bongino Show just hit its 100th radio station affiliate milestone earlier this month.
However, with the announcement Bongino is taking over Limbaugh’s coveted 1 to 3 pm time slot for Westwood One, he will now be in nearly every media market in the United States.
“I’m excited to embrace the immense power of radio to connect with my listeners live for three hours every day,” said Bongino in a press release. “This is an incredible privilege, and I pledge to honor the trailblazing work of those who came before me.”
“Dan is passionate and relatable, with a natural ability to connect with his audience,” said Suzanne Grimes, President, Westwood One and EVP Corporate Marketing, CUMULUS MEDIA. “Dan has been on a meteoric rise since his podcast launched in 2019, and we look forward to watching his star continue to soar.”
Bongino, 46, is also a New York Times best-selling author and his works include “Life Inside the Bubble,” about his career as a Secret Service agent, “The Fight: A Secret Service Agent’s Inside Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine,” and “Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump.”
He served as a Secret Service Agent from 2006 to 2011, serving both President Obama and President George W. Bush. Prior to his Secret Service tenure, Bongino served as a New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer from 1995 to 1999.
Bongino, who has his MBA from Penn State University, and his MA and BA from the City University of New York, has also been a Fox News regular.