John Curley, Popular Seattle Inspirational Keynoter and Humorist
Host of KIRO radio 97.3 Morning Show
John Curley hosted King 5 TV's Evening Magazine, the highest-rated regionally produced TV show in the country for fourteen years. Honored with numerous regional Emmy Awards, it remains a favorite highlighting the people, places and events that make the Cascadia region so special. Audiences love this popular Seattle inspirational keynote speaker!
Evening Magazine has provided a window on the Northwest for more than 3,000 "evenings," and John became a familiar face to many looking for fun and positive stories at the end of the day.
John Curley entertains with self-deprecating stories of his rise and "luck" in life and his career. Audiences declare his keynotes are life-altering. John was never what you would call a scholar. He has always declared he would have done much better in school if only the child next to him had applied himself a little more.
What makes him an exceptionally popular motivational speaker is his ability to tell outrageously funny stories about himself and his implausible career moves. His gift of gab took him from selling bedpans and other glamorous medical devices to the wonderful world of Television.
The zenith of his career was reached in 1995 when he was hired for Evening Magazine. John quickly became the most recognized local TV personality and was voted by the readers of Seattle Weekly as their favorite "TV Guy."
He's earned numerous awards for his work in the community and in the field of broadcasting. John is fortune enough to have appeared on stage at the 5th Ave. theatre and unfortunate enough to have appeared in various infomercials. Including the least successful infomercial of all time. When you meet John ask him why Julia Roberts hates him, Tom Hanks fears him, and why Oprah says John tells one of the best stories she has ever heard.
John is often called upon to keynote and emcee large private and public and private events in the Pacific Northwest—including sales conferences, auctions, and galas.
An exceptional fund raising and auction host, John has helped Pacific Northwest organizations raise millions of dollars in funds over the years.