Kirk Minihane is a famous American podcaster, radio and television personality, newspaper columnist, screenwriter, editor, and novelist. He is best known as the host of The Kirk Minihane Show on Barstool Sports, a podcast that covers topics such as sports, politics, pop culture, and personal stories. He is also known for his controversial opinions and heated arguments with other media personalities.
Early Life and Education
Kirk Seamus Minihane was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 31, 1974. He attended Winchester High School and graduated in 1993. He then studied journalism and political science at Fordham University in New York City. He graduated in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree.
Minihane started his career as a reporter and columnist for various newspapers in Massachusetts, such as The Boston Herald, The Patriot Ledger, and The MetroWest Daily News. He also wrote for online publications such as Boston.com and WEEI.com.
In 2009, he joined WEEI-FM, a sports radio station in Boston, as a co-host of the Dennis and Callahan morning show. He quickly gained popularity for his witty and outspoken style, often clashing with his co-hosts and guests. He also became known for his feuds with other media figures, such as Erin Andrews, Bob Costas, Roger Goodell, and Dave Portnoy.
In 2016, he left WEEI-FM and joined Entercom, a media company that owns several radio stations nationwide. He launched his podcast, Enough About Me, with Kirk Minihane, where he interviewed celebrities, athletes, politicians, and journalists. He also hosted Kirk & Callahan with Gerry Callahan on WEEI-FM.
In 2018, he announced that he was taking a leave of absence from his radio show due to mental health issues. He revealed that he had been struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts for a long time. He returned to the airwaves in November 2018 but left again in January 2019 after a dispute with Entercom over creative control.
In June 2019, he signed a contract with Barstool Sports, a digital media company focusing on sports and comedy. He launched his new podcast, The Kirk Minihane Show, which became one of the most popular podcasts on the Barstool network. He also appeared on various Barstool shows and events, such as The Dozen Trivia Tournament, The Writer Cup Golf Tournament, and The Barstool Fundraiser.
In 2020, he made headlines for his investigative podcast series called The Case, which explored the unsolved murder of Jennifer Fay in Brockton, Massachusetts, in 1989. The series led to the arrest of a suspect in April 2021.
Minihane is married to Christine Minihane, whom he met at Fordham University. They have two children together: Harry and Cate. They live in Sherborn, Massachusetts.
Minihane is an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, the Boston Celtics, and the Boston Bruins. He also enjoys golfing, reading, writing, and watching movies.
Kirk Minihane Net Worth
Minihane’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. He earns most of his income from his podcast deal with Barstool Sports, which reportedly pays him $1 million annually. He also makes money from advertising revenue, merchandise sales, book royalties, and public appearances.
Kirk Minihane Age and Height
Minihane is currently 48 years old. He was born on October 31, 1974. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Minihane’s height is not publicly known. However, based on his photos with other celebrities, he appears to be around 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) tall.
Kirk Minihane More
If you want to learn more about Kirk Minihane, you can follow him on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube or visit his website. You can also listen to his podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Barstool Sports.