Colin McEnroe

Radio host, columnist, playwright and blogger - Panelist Blurb

Colin McEnroe is well known in Connecticut as a witty and opinionated blogger and radio talk show host, columnist, author, social commentator, public speaker and playwright. For 16 years Colin hosted a widely popular afternoon talk show on WTIC-AM radio. He currently hosts "The Colin McEnroe Show" on WNPR.

Blogging since before we knew the word, Colin writes a daily blog, To Wit, and has been a weekly columnist for The Hartford Courant since 1976. His columns have won numerous national awards and appeared in hundreds of newspapers. Colin's writing appears in several anthologies of humor writing and prose.

Colin teaches graduate seminars at Trinity College on the digital world and mass media's coverage of American politics. After performing spoken word parts with several orchestras, Colin began work in 2008 with Hartford Symphony Orchestra conductor Edward Cumming, on a new series of concerts. These "Classical Connections" concerts incorporate work from other disciplines to shed light on each composer and also attempt to create a conversation among the conductor, narrator, audience, soloists and orchestra players.

His books include two humor collections Swimming Chickens and Lose Weight Through Great Sex With Celebrities (the Elvis Way), and a memoir, My Father's Footprints.

Colin has been a contributing editor at Best Life, Men's Health, Mirabella and Mademoiselle. He has also written for the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, The Funny Times, Forbes FYI, Backpacker and a dozen other magazines.

Perhaps Colin is best known as a moderator for The Connecticut Forum, having been asked to return more than any other moderator. He has contributed to the success of 90 Minutes with 60 Minutes (1995), a Conversation with P.J. O'Rourke, Mort Sahl and Joe Queenan (2002), Behind the Scenes with The Simpsons (2004), An Evening with Our Favorite Writers (2006), Talking Authors (2008) and Food for Thought (2009).