Last updated on: 2/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Michael Smerconish, JD Biography

Title:
Talk Show Radio Host in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“You’re never going to solve it [prostitution]. That’s why they call it the oldest profession. Legalize it, derive tax revenue from it and zone it. Put it in an industrial area.”

“Scarborough Country,” Radio Show, Mar. 18, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Talk Show Radio Host, CBS Radio’s 1210AM WPHT
  • Columnist, Philadelphia Daily News
  • Columnist, Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Former Regional Administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Best Radio Talk Host, Philadelphia, 2004
  • “One of the six best local talk show hosts in America” R&R (Radio and Records Magazine), 2003
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar
Education:
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1987
  • BA, Government and Journalism, Lehigh University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Cities Shame Johns by Putting Their Faces on Billboards, Television, or the Internet after Their Arrest?