David Sheehan Biography
David Sheehan is a broadcaster, interviewer, host, and reporter. Since 1970, Sheehan has been a reviewer and interviewer covering movies and television on a daily local newscast on CBS. He also hosted three annual national specials: Summer Movie Magic, Holiday Movie Magic, and Academy Awards Movie Magic. Sheehan also worked the 1970s and early-1980s on CBS, moved to NBC from 1984-1994, and finished up his 34 years of daily newscasting back at CBS from 1994-2004. He is the author of the novel Before I Wake, published under the pen-name David Dury.
David Sheehan Age
He was born on 31 March 1938 in Ohio, United States. He is 81 years old as of 2019.
David Sheehan Education
He has attended Ohio State University, University of Notre Dame and UCLA.
David Sheehan Spouse|David Sheehan Kids
Sheehan is married to Susan Angelo. He has three children: Brian Sheehan, Kelly Sheehan, and Shannon Sheehan. Brian is the owner of the Eclectic Wine Bar & Grill in North Hollywood. Shannon is a Los Angeles real estate developer. Kelly is also a Los Angeles recording studio producer/engineer. Moreover, Sheehan resides in Marina del Rey, California.
David Sheehan Career
Sheehan was a daily newscaster on KCBS-TV (then KNXT) in 1970. He was also the first television, film and stage commentator to host a television critique show in 1972. The show was called “biting the hand”. He was the first local newsman to ever work for two networks simultaneously in 1975. The networks were: America Alive on NBC and The Big News on CBS.
He hosted and produced the first Pay-TV monthly series in history, Backstage in Hollywood on HBO in 1979. In the early-1980s, Sheehan produced and camera-directed Pippin (with Bob Fosse) starring Ben Vereen and Martha Raye-the first Broadway musical filmed by cameras during a live stage performance, for Pay-TV, cable TV, and home video. Sheehan was the first local entertainment reporter to host and produce his own series of network specials during the 1980s. They included: “Macho Men of the Movies” and “Hollywood’s Leading Ladies”. By then, he was still NBC.
Sheehan also hosted three national annual specials: “Summer Movie Magic”, “Holiday Movie Magic” and “Academy Awards Movie Magic”, syndicated to over 250 stations through his Hollywood Close-Ups, Inc. production and distribution company.
David Sheehan Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be $840,425.
David Sheehan Theatre
Sheehan was also a producer-director of the West Coast Premiere of “An Albee Almanac” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee and the West Coast Premiere of “Little Murders” by noted cartoonist/playwright Jules Feiffer.
David Sheehan Author
After college, Sheehan was a newspaperman with the United Press International syndicate, covering celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and his “Rat Pack” involvement in the 1962 John F. Kennedy presidential campaign.
His magazine writing for Esquire, Playboy, Mademoiselle, and Los Angeles Magazine included interviews with “Tropic of Capricorn” author Henry Miller, mental health pioneer Abraham Maslow, Gestalt Therapy founder Fritz Perls, and Zen interpreter Alan Watts. His articles on philosophers Michael and Dennis Murphy covered ‘Human Potentiality Movement’ at Big Sur’s Esalen Institute and discussed psychedelic experience guided by Sheehan’s interview subjects Timothy Leary and Richard (“Baba Ram Dass”) Alpert.