updated 10/24/1997 6:11:00 AM ET 1997-10-24T10:11:00

Bernard McGuirk, is the Executive Producer of the “Imus in the Morning” radio program. McGuirk had been the producer of the program since 1987. As executive producer, McGuirk is responsible for overseeing the program’s on-air operations and guest bookings.

McGuirk is also the program’s quick-witted on-air contributor, and is the voice and creator of such recurring characters as the famous Cardinal O’Connor, The Champ, and Maya Angelou.

Joining 66 WNBC-AM Radio in 1984, McGuirk was a desk assistant in the promotions department before joining “Imus in the Morning” in 1987. In addition to his position with WNBC-AM, McGuirk was also a desk assistant with NBC Nightly News from 1986-87.

A graduate of Mount St. Vincent College in Riverdale, N.Y., McGuirk resides in Long Beach, N.Y., with his wife Carol and their two children.

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