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Overview (1)

Born in The Bronx, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

David Horowitz, the Creator, Host and Executive Producer of the popular television program "Fight Back! With David Horowitz", has been at the forefront of bringing consumer issues into public awareness for nearly 35 years.

David has won 15 Emmy Awards for his "Fight Back!" television series, documentaries, and news programs. To honor his consumer reporting, he has received over 400 awards from government, industry, and citizens' groups.

"Fight Back!" enjoyed a run of eighteen seasons in syndication. It is one of the longest running shows to date of any genre.

Over the course of his career, David has been an on air reporter at NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNBC where he has received accolades for his courageous reporting tactics. In 1963, David opened the first Saigon News Bureau for NBC, and served as a network correspondent and cameraman during the Vietnam War.

In 1971, he risked his life providing the only live television coverage of the earthquake in Los Angeles on a worldwide broadcast originating from the NBC studio parking lot in Burbank.

In 1989, he was held hostage by a gun-wielding mental patient during a live news broadcast on KNBC. The event was broadcast internationally. The "gun" turned out to be a toy. David used the incident to create a global campaign to mark "look a like" weapons and toys so they can be easily identified instead of being confused with real weapons.

David made over forty appearances as a guest on the "Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." Johnny's character "David Howitzer" charmed and amused audiences worldwide. David was a guest correspondent on "The Today Show" for eight years. He has been a featured guest on a broad range of other talk, news, and variety television shows including: "Oprah Winfrey" the "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Jay Leno Show," and "20/20".

In addition to his television appearances, David has written syndicated newspaper columns and has eight best-selling books. His radio features on Jones Radio Network and his long-form show, "Fight Back! Talk Back!" on Talk Radio Network aired from 2001-2005. He is a regular contributor to "The Costco Connection" magazine which has a readership of over seven million people worldwide.

From 2002-2004, David was a member of the FCC's Consumer Advisory Board in Washington. He was a member of the Los Angeles Board of Directors and the National Board of Directors for AFTRA from 2006-2009. David has consulted for international corporations and makes regular personal appearances at universities all over the country.

As the CEO of FightBack.com, he runs the premiere online website for consumer concerns. David also runs a non-profit organization called the "FightBack! Foundation for Consumer Education." He is devoted to guiding young people towards careers as consumer affairs professionals in business, government, politics, and journalism.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Fight Back! Productions

Spouse (1)

Suzanne E. McCambridge (26 August 1973 - present)

Trivia (4)

Consumer omsbudsman.
On the board of directors of the National Broadcast Editorial Conference, City of Hope, and the American Cancer Society.
Was in the U.S. Naval Reserve 1954-1962.
While on the air on KNBC Channel 4 News in Los Angeles, David was held hostage at gunpoint (later determined to be a pellet gun) and told to read the suspect's manifesto. He did so, though the news segment went off the air until the gunman was taken into custody.

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