James Hirsen - Biography
, J.D., M.A. in media psychology, is a New York Times best-selling author, commentator, media analyst, and law professor.
Sought after for his expertise in the entertainment industry, media psychology, current events, and cultural matters, Hirsen has appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor," "Fox & Friends," "Your World with Neil Cavuto," the "Glenn Beck Show," CNN's "People in the News," "Hardball with Chris Matthews," CNN Headline News' "Showbiz Tonight," the BBC, and other programs.
He also is a frequent guest on radio shows across the country, including Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity, Hugh Hewitt, the John and Ken Show, Mancow, Dennis Prager, Janet Parshall, and Michael Reagan.
Hirsen's popular weekly column, The Left Coast Report, for Newsmax.com, takes a humorous poke at the politics of Hollywood.
In his New York Times best-selling book, "Tales from the Left Coast," Hirsen demonstrates just how huge the political gap between Hollywood and the public really is. In his most recent book, "Hollywood Nation," Hirsen shows how Hollywood elites have been blurring the lines between news and entertainment, and he reveals how the new media are leading a counterattack against the liberal assault that is coming from East Coast newsrooms and Left Coast studios.
Hirsen, who teaches law at Trinity Law School and Biola University in Southern California, is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Recording Academy, the American Film Institute and the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel. He is the co-founder and chief legal counsel for InternationalEsq.com, a legal think tank and educational institute for the study and development of international media and entertainment law.
Hirsen hosts a popular legal-themed talk radio show called "The Legal Survival Show," which can be heard in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California on KBRT 740 AM.
Before setting his sights on the legal, communications, and publishing worlds, Hirsen worked as a professional musician. He participated in numerous studio recordings, film scores, and performance events and was keyboardist for a number of years for one of the most legendary groups of all times, the Temptations.