George Noory has hosted Coast to Coast AM weekdays since January 2003.
The show airs on hundreds of U.S. and Canadian radio stations through Premiere Networks. Ufology, conspiracy theories, and the paranormal attract Noory.
Ancient Aliens on the History Channel and Beyond Belief on gaia.com are among his credits.
George Noory’s Career and Achievements
Newscaster Noory started his radio career at Detroit’s WCAR-AM. He eventually became a news producer and executive news producer at WJBK-TV in Detroit, KMSP-TV in Minneapolis, and KSDK-TV in St. Louis. His TV news work earned him three local Emmys.
Noory founded Norcom Entertainment, Inc. in St. Louis to make police enforcement and security video training videos. His late-night KTRS show Nighthawk drew the attention of Premiere Radio Networks officials, syndicators of Coast to Coast AM.
Coast to Coast AM, an American late-night radio discussion program, usually discusses paranormal or conspiracy beliefs. Noory guest hosted Coast to Coast AM in April 2001 before replacing Ian Punnett as Sunday night anchor. After Art Bell retired in January 2003, Noory became Coast to Coast AM’s nightly host.
His program has included former President Jimmy Carter, astronaut Edgar Mitchell, scientist Michio Kaku, novelist Whitley Strieber, psychic Sylvia Browne, and director James Cameron. His live events and special programs include Ghost to Ghost AM, Prediction Night, and New Year’s Eve Predictions.
Gaiam TV debuted Beyond Belief with George Noory, a subscription webcast on the universe’s secrets, in December 2012.
Premiere Networks announced in July 2019 that Noory has extended her Coast to Coast AM contract for many years. Noory added, “I want to thank the incredible team at Premiere and my amazing show staff who have been with me since this remarkable journey started.”
Speculations and Rumors Surrounding George Noory
Despite his popularity and success, Noory has also faced some challenges and controversies in his career. Some fans have criticized him for being too credulous or not challenging enough of his guests’ claims. Some have also accused him of being biased or agenda-driven on certain topics, such as politics, religion, or health.
In February 2020, Noory announced on his show that he had been hospitalized for pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He said: “I’ve been battling this for about three weeks … I’m on oxygen right now as I talk to you.” He thanked his listeners for their prayers and support and assured them that he would be back soon.
However, since then, there has been little information about his current status or condition. Some fans have speculated that he may have contracted COVID-19 or that he may be suffering from other serious health issues. Some have even wondered if he is still alive or if he has retired from his show.
There has been no official confirmation or denial from Noory or his representatives about these rumors. The only updates have been occasional messages from guest hosts or fill-in hosts who have said that Noory is recovering or resting at home. Some fans have expressed their frustration or disappointment with the lack of communication or transparency from Noory or his team.
George Noory’s Personal Life
Noory has been married twice and is currently divorced. He has a son named Jonathan and two daughters named Christina and Norine. He also has three grandchildren.
Noory has said that he is a practicing Roman Catholic and that he believes in God. He has also said that he is open-minded and curious about other spiritual beliefs and practices.
Noory has a passion for music and plays guitar and drums. He has recorded several albums of original songs, such as Worker in the Light, Night Talk, and Somewhere Out There. He has also collaborated with other musicians, such as Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and John B. Wells of Caravan to Midnight.
Noory is an avid reader and enjoys books on history, science, and fiction. He has also written or co-written several books of his own, such as Worker in the Light, Journey to the Light, Talking to the Dead, George Noory’s Late-Night Snacks, and Mad as Hell.
Noory is a fan of movies and television shows, especially those that deal with the paranormal, sci-fi, or horror genres. Some of his favorites include The Twilight Zone, The X-Files, The Sixth Sense, and The Matrix.
Noory is a supporter of various charitable causes and organizations, such as the American Red Cross, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Operation Smile, and the Salvation Army. He has also participated in several fundraisers and awareness campaigns for various issues, such as veterans’ affairs, animal welfare, environmental protection, and disaster relief.