Longtime liberal radio talk show host Bill Press is ending his daily program at the end of the month, he announced Thursday on Twitter.
"In case you missed it: We’ve had a great 14 year run of daily shows, but it’s time to transition," Press, 79, wrote to his more than 32,000 followers. "The last daily show will be May 31, but don’t worry! My voice will still front and center as we enter the 2020 election. Big news coming soon!"
In case you missed it: We’ve had a great 14 year run of daily shows, but it’s time to transition. The last daily show will be May 31, but don’t worry! My voice will still front and center as we enter the 2020 election. Big news coming soon!— Bill Press (@bpshow) May 16, 2019
Press, who is also an opinion contributor for The Hill, has been in broadcasting for more than 50 years. "The Bill Press Show" has been airing since 2005.
Press has also worked at CNN and MSNBC, most notably as a co-host of CNN's debate program, "Crossfire," from 1996-2002.
He also has been involved in politics, which included a stint as California Democratic Party chairman from 1993 to 1996.
Several media members paid tribute to Press and his program on Twitter.
Cheers to the Bill Press Show, starring and produced by truly some of the nicest people I’ve met in my time in D.C. https://t.co/epyloVUNXP— Ben Kamisar (@bkamisar) May 16, 2019
End of an era.— Tim Mak (@timkmak) May 16, 2019
My first radio experiences were on the Bill Press Show way back in 2011, where they'd have you on for long blocks of time to thoroughly discuss your story of the day.
Always loved going on. Thank you Bill! https://t.co/93Bnuqg0X1
said this before but since the show’s in its final month, just wanna reiterate Bill Press was one of the very few hosts who would have me on regularly back when I was an intern / less-than-nobody years ago & I’ve never forgotten that. A lot of other reporters'd say the same... https://t.co/kWT78IxOCM— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) May 16, 2019
Politico reports that Press will launch a podcast in June with a focus on the 2020 presidential election.