The host of the longrunning The Michael Essany Show, he worked extensively in social media and entertainment news.
He graduated Valparaiso University in 2005 with honors.
He published a book about the production and marketing of TV programs and consulted major firms on their social media strategies.
He was born in Valparaiso, Indiana as the son of Ernie Essany and Tina Essany.
He and David Letterman, also a talk show host, were both born in Indiana.