Sports Figure and Motivation
Among Roy’s guests in recent broadcasts are 16-time Grammy Award winner, composer and Producer David Foster, legendary Songwriter and hit maker Burt Bacharach, tennis great Andre Agassi, Director and Choreographer Debbie Allen.
As host of the landmark ESPN program ‘Up Close’, and currently ‘Up Close Classic’ , Roy Firestone has recently been profiled in Sports Illustrated and the Los Angeles Times. Roy is also a regular contributor to Los Angeles’ top rated morning show, ‘Good Day LA’.
The winner of seven Emmy® Awards and seven Cable ACE Awards, Roy has been critically acclaimed for his work in broadcast journalism and has interviewed more than 5,000 people, including nearly every major sports figure.
The late Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jim Murray called Firestone, “the best interviewer I’ve ever seen. That’s not the best interviewer in sports, that’s the best interviewer period.”
Curiosity and passion drive Firestone to interview people from the world of art, music, politics and popular entertainment. His interview subjects are an eclectic mix including Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong; former president Richard Nixon; legendary actor James Stewart; jazz great Miles Davis; TV’s Ray Romano; and pop icon Madonna.
Roy Firestone performs his multi-media review before audiences in Las Vegas, at major sporting events, meetings, formal events and conventions throughout the world. This accomplished singer, impressionist, and humorist has shared the bill with notables such as Frank Sinatra, Michael McDonald, Gladys Knight, the Doobie Brothers and Smokey Robinson. Television appearances include David Letterman, Jay Leno, Bob Costas, Nightline, Larry King and Bill Maher.
Roy Firestone’s ONE MAN SHOW-UP CLOSE, is more than a keynote speech. It is more than a ‘mailed in” corporate presentation. Roy uses humor, observational experiences, fantastically funny video clips of bloopers, blunders, topical events and newsmakers. Roy does a dozen celebrity impressions and uses some computer graphic work to make members of the audience” come alive” on stage. Roy also moves, inspires and uplifts with storytelling, music, spoken word narratives and inspiring life experiences. Roy Firestone’s presentation is truly one of a kind.