Chip Franklin is an award-winning writer, talk show host, filmmaker, comedian, and musician. A twenty five-year veteran of talk radio, Chip’s also been awarded the National Murrow Award for writing and overall excellence. In addition, Franklin has been honored by The New York Festival for his unconventional coverage of The Democratic and Republican conventions and received more than 30 AP awards for writing and broadcasting. Chip has written for Steve Allen, Jay Leno, and even renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. Hosting talk radio shows in Washington DC, Baltimore, Atlanta, Chicago, San Diego, and most recently San Francisco, Chip appears regularly on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, the BBC and CNN.
Chip is the winner of the National 2004 Edward R Murrow award for writing, as well as seven regional Murrow awards for satire and his latest effort TALK IS DEAD, a current and controversial history of talk radio, peering deep inside both the progressive and conservative influence, while chronicling his 28 years as a broadcaster. He has also written award winning screenplays; “The Money Shot,” a comedy written and directed by Chip debuted at The American Film Institute in Washington DC and the original screenplay “John Doe 24” received an honorable mention that same year. Chip’s latest non-fiction work is “1968,” a look at a turbulent year through the eyes of a twelve year old, will be released in the first half of 2024.
Chip has written comedy for Jay Leno, Steve Allen and once wrote a joke for Stephen Hawking. Ask him about that.