Chip is an award winning talk show host, comedian, filmmaker, and musician. Twice awarded the National Edward R. Murrow award for writing and overall excellence, TV Guide says “Chip is funny,” and the Washington Post writes, “Franklin brings a sense of irony to a medium that rarely trusts it’s audience to get the joke.”

Chip began his broadcasting career in Washington DC and 17 years later can now be heard mornings in San Diego on the top rated news/talk KOGO. Along the way, in addition to a total of 7 National and regional Murrow awards, he has won more than 35 National Associated Press and Achievement in Radio awards, including Best Talk Show Host, Best Documentary, and BEST POLITICAL CONVENTION COVERAGE at the 2000 and 2004 Republican and Democratic conventions.

Chip has dozens of national television appearances, as both a comedian and political commentator. From Bill O’Reilly to Comedy Central, from ABC to HBO.


Knuckles & Pearls

October 19th, 2013 by Chip Franklin


Who is Chip Franklin

Taxing Smokers Works?

I Demand

Lawyers, Guns, and Money

Robert Frost is cool


The Show

The #1 morning talk host in San Diego, Chip Franklin is heard from 5am to 9am PT on San Diego’s heritage news/talk station, KOGO 600AM. Chip appears regularly on CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, The O’Reilly Factor, CNN, Paula Zahn, Fox and Friends, The Situation Room and MSNBC.


Chip TV

Chip has written for and/or appeared on numerous network shows such as The Tonight Show, Politically Incorrect, The O’Reilly Factor, The Situation Room, CBS Early Morning, Fox and Friends, VH-1, MTV, and The Comedy Channel.


60 Seconds

These vignettes encompass any and all of the strange ironies Chip finds in politics, culture, and entertainment. Three of these were nominated and won The Edward R. Murrow award for writing for television. They appear nightly on the San Diego CW affiliate.


Arrested Intelligence

Back in 1994, Chip first hit the streets of our nation’s capitol asking people about the most popular stories on the national mall. Since then he has traveled across the US; from Boston to ask people where they could find the Liberty Bell, to the Republican Convention to ask protesters why we never found any BVDs in Iraq, and to Hollywood Boulevard for, well, that was weird. It’s all fun till someone gets hurt.