You will laugh, you will be curious, and you may even cry as you join Mickey Burns in his incredible journey from the South Beach Projects of Staten Island, to the exciting set of his celebrity interview show "Profiles", produced in Times Square, in the heart of New York City where he has interviewed over 500 celebrities. Mickey also shares his personal story of how sports helped him gain an education, leave the New York City Housing Projects, and achieve later success in life as a TV Host. He also shares many of his most memorable and favorite celebrity interviews over the years, with some of the biggest names in show business, such as: Smokey Robinson, Deepak Chopra, Kandi Burress, George Foreman, Kenny G, Mario Lopez, Tony Orlando and Misty Copeland just to mention a few. Mickey's stories will surprise you, entertain you and in some cases inspire you. The book's message is that through hard work and determination anyone can achieve success in life, no matter how humble their beginnings. It also reminds us that, when all is said and done, we are all in the game of life together and can learn from each other how to be our best person possible. "From The Projects To Profiles: A Memoir" by Mickey Burns is a great American Story!
|Publisher:||New Haven Publishing Ltd|
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About the Author
Mickey began hosting "Profiles" in 1999 and has created over 500 episodes featuring some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, such as: Deepak Chopra, Christopher Plummer, Robert Wagner, Kenny G, Meat Loaf, Mario Lopez, Susan Lucci, Kandi Burress, Tia Carrere, Tony Orlando, Smokey Robinson, Chrissy Metz, Misty Copeland, Jesse Ventura, Andrew Zimmern, Don McLean, George Foreman, Dick Cavett, and the list goes on and on.
Mickey's television roots can be traced to Fox 5 News in New York City , where in the 1980s, he worked in the production of The 10 O'Clock News, The McCreary Report and Sports Extra. In the 1990s, Mickey hosted, anchored, and starred in numerous television programs, such as: "Special Edition","Island View", and "Staten Island Live" for Time Warner. In 1999, Mickey created his unique talk show, "Profiles" which has been airing on the NYC Media Network ( the official television network of New York City) since 2003. During that span, "Profiles" has been the recipient of seven Telly Awards.
In 2008, Mickey was honored with the Outstanding Alumni Award from his alma mater, Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri. He was later awarded an Honorary Doctorate while serving as the keynote speaker at the Missouri Valley College 2012 graduation ceremony.
A native of New York City, today, Mickey resides in Staten Island, New York, and continues to host "Profiles".