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Stephanie Miller

Author, 'Sexy Liberal'

National television and talk radio star Stephanie Miller is a wildly popular performer with a huge and fervently devoted audience. Her comedy album, “The Best of Stephanie Miller’s Happy House, Volume #1,” debuted as the #1 Comedy Album in America on Amazon, iTunes and Googleplay. It blasted on to the Billboard charts on February 18, 2015 at #2, dubbed by the influential industry magazine as its “Hot Shot Debut.”

Morning drive radio’s The Stephanie Miller Show is heard nationally, reaching more than three million-plus listeners weekly. She is ranked #12 on influential industry publication Talkers Magazine’s “Heavy Hundred” list, right below Howard Stern (#11), and well ahead of other national figures such as Laura Ingraham (#17), and Don Imus (#35).

The show also airs on SiriusXM Satellite radio’s national network of 18.5 million subscribers. Prior to going national, Stephanie pulled #1 ratings at KABC and KFI in Los Angeles, along with radio stations in New York City and Chicago. Among her many demographic achievements, Stephanie consistently leads her time slot among males 25-54, a tribute to her strong Sexy Liberal following.

In recognition of her tremendous popularity, the influential industry publication, Talkers Magazine’s named Stephanie Miller radio’s “Woman of the Year.”

Stephanie Miller’s social media reach is equally extensive. The Stephanie Miller Show and Sexy Liberal sites have over 110,000 Facebook fans and, combined with the new Happy Hour podcast, her total combined Twitter following is more than 60,000 and growing rapidly every week. No progressive radio host other than Ed Schultz has a larger social media following.

In addition, the Stephanie Miller Show has more than 5,000 podcast subscribers (at $59.40 annually) and a mailing list of more than 60,000 fans.

Seen regularly on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and HLN, where her appearances measurably drive ratings, Stephanie also appears regularly on Al Sharpton’s Politics Nation and Lawrence O’Donnell’s The Last Word .Talking Liberally, the simulcast of Stephanie’s nationally syndicated top-rated morning radio program, The Stephanie Miller Show, was the HIGHEST RATED original programming on Current. The show ran from 2012 to September 2013, when the network was sold to Al Jazeera.

In January 2014, with the overwhelming support of her fans, Stephanie launched a new nationally televised simulcast of her morning radio show on Free Speech TV. Via the social media funding site, Indiegogo, Stephanie and Free Speech TV launched a 30 day fundraising campaign with a goal of $50,000 to support the production of the new program. Her fans responded instantly and enthusiastically, blowing past the goal and raising $120,450 for a new state-of-the art broadcast studio. Ron Hartenbaum, president of WYD Media which produces the Stephanie Miller Show, noted: “We are funded and supported in part by our listeners and viewers. All advertisers should take strong note that our audience spends money.”

The Stephanie Miller Show is now the Number #1 rated program on Free Speech Television.

Omnipresent across the spectrum of cable news programs, Stephanie has strong relationships with Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Lawrence O’Donnell and Al Sharpton at MSNBC, Howard Kurtz (Fox News’s Media Buzz), CNN & HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell, and even Sean Hannity at Fox News. Stephanie is also the former host of the Disney syndicated late night show “The Stephanie Miller Show”, Oxygen TV’s “Pure Oxygen” and I’ve Got a Secret, and CNBC’s Equal Time.

Stephanie Miller’s sold-out Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour was the fastest-selling comedy tour in history during its two year barnstorming tour across America. The tour gross from April 2011 to April 2013 was $2,200,000 (taking in well over $1,000,000 in just six months). The Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour played to roughly 80,000 people (with ticket prices ranging from $25-$175 in major venues), and broke box office house records in Boston’s Wilbur Theater; San Francisco’s Orpheum; the Pantages in Los Angeles; and three sold-out shows in the legendary Chicago Theater and one in New York’s iconic Beacon Theater, as well as large venues in Washington, DC; Detroit; Philadelphia, Buffalo; Portland; Tucson; Madison; Austin; Santa Fe; Albuquerque; and Seattle (where it broke the attendance record for a non-musical or musical event and was the highest-grossing event ever in that theater). Dates were put on sale two weeks prior to the show and sold out within four days (usually, shows are put on sale months prior). Even more impressive, the tour also sold out in markets where her radio show did not have a local affiliate, such as New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Austin, and Ft. Lauderdale. The Ft. Lauderdale sales are particularly illustrative of Stephanie’s amazing strength in the marketplace. Tickets went on sale on a Friday in August and within just four days, the show was 90% sold out, four months prior to the December performances.

Due to large demand, the tour repeated some 2011 markets in 2012 and 2013. Repeat shows usually do 10-15% less than the original show. The Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour showed significantly larger grosses in almost every repeat market, (ranging from 20-35% growth. This convincingly demonstrates that the Stephanie Miller brand is steadily growing stronger across the country.

“Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour,” the live recording of the show, became the first album to reach #1 on the comedy charts for iTunes, Amazon.com, and Billboard. On the day of its release, it was the #2 most downloaded album on Amazon and remained on the Billboard Comedy Album charts for 6 weeks.

The tour was nominated for three of the live performance industry’s prestigious Pollstar awards, including Best Tour (along with Taylor Swift and winner Lady Gaga), Best New Tour (along with winner Adele) and Best Lead Comedy Performer for Stephanie (along with Lewis Black and winner Jeff Dunham).

As the daughter of Congressman William Miller, Barry Goldwater’s 1964 Republican presidential running mate, Stephanie Miller comes to the left, from the right. A guest on TV programs hosted by everyone from Bill Maher to Sean Hannity to Jay Leno, Stephanie Miller is that special breed of liberal that even conservatives love because she’s real... and wickedly funny.

Additionally, Stephanie Miller now has an additional large and loyal audience with the upscale and economically influential LGBT consumer market. Having “come out” on the air three years ago, she has received extraordinarily positive support from the gay and lesbian community, including a cover story in the national Lesbian News Magazine and coverage in The Advocate, where she appeared on their powerful “Out 100” list in the December, 2013 issue; Out Magazine.

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