James Hirsen, 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 numerous other television programs.
Hirsen’s ideas have been quoted in major publications including the Washington Times, Weekly Standard, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and London Times. He has interviewed numerous public figures including Mel Gibson, Gary Sinise, Jon Voight, Bill O’Reilly, Dennis Miller, Jean Kirkpatrick, Peggy Noonan, Stephen Baldwin, Robert Davi, David Brenner, Morgan Brittany, Jane Russell and Joel Siegel.
Hirsen is a frequent guest on radio shows across the country including Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity, Al Rantel, Dennis Prager, Janet Parshall and Michael Reagan.
Hirsen is a pundit for NewsMax.com and author of the popular weekly column, “The Left Coast Report,” where he 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 teaches law at both Trinity Law School and Biola University in Southern California. He is admitted to practice in the California and Washington, D.C. Bar Associations as well as the U.S. Court of International Trade. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court and has made several appearances as a friend of the court.
Hirsen is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Recording Academy (NARAS), the American Film Institute and the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel.
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 for a number of years was keyboardist for one of the most legendary groups of all times, the Temptations.