As the host of Larry King Live on CNN, Larry King has conducted nearly 50,000 interviews and remained a staple of nighttime news for 25 years.
Born Lawrence Zeiger on November 19, 1933, King began his career as a national radio broadcaster in the late ’70s. He got the gig as host of his own show, Larry King Live, in 1985 and interviewed everyone from politicians to actors and musicians.
In June 2010, King announced that he would no longer be the host of the show starting in the fall of that same year so that he could spend more time with his wife and kids. The show even made the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest running show with the same host in the same time slot.
King has been married a total of eight times and in April 2010, he and wife Shawn Southwick filed for divorce. Both accused the other of infidelity. In May, Southwick overdosed on prescription pills and the couple reconciled shortly after. The couple have two children together, Chance and Cannon.