Long before Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic, Michael Castner (pictured) was a go-to red carpet guy at E! Entertainment Television. In the ’90s and early 2000s, he ran the gamut, from the Grammys and Golden Globes to the Oscars.
What a difference a decade makes. After various regional radio stints, Castner is set next month to start hosting “The Daily Wrap from the Wall Street Journal,” a syndicated 6 to 9 p.m. weekday news, talk, and opinion program on the Wall Street Journal Radio Network. He will break down the day’s major stories not just in entertainment but also news, world politics, health, sports, and more. Per the press release:
“My goal for the show is to quickly and informally capture the essence of the day’s top issues,” said Castner. “I’ll be talking with reporters and opinion leaders who will share information and observations. We’ll look for unique details through conversation, not confrontation.”
Castner will broadcast out of the Big Apple. Not bad for a guy who, per his official website bio, “was once in the Hollywood Christmas Parade with Mario Lopez and Screech from Saved by the Bell.”