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Guilfoyle is a magna cum laude graduate of University of California, Davis and attended the University of San Francisco School of Law and Trinity College in Dublin, where she studied and was published for her research in international children's rights and European Economic Community law.

Guilfoyle presently serves as an active board member of the Gastro Esophageal Cancer Foundation and on the advisory panel for the American Bar Association.

Guilfoyle’s father’s family came from Ennis, Co. Clare.

She resides in New York City with her son, Ronan Anthony Villency.

Jack Haire

Jack Haire is CEO of PARADE Publications, a position he has held since June 2009.

A seasoned executive with vast experience in both traditional and digital media, Haire was chosen to succeed PARADE chairman and CEO Walter Anderson.  Prior to joining PARADE, he led his own company, Haire Media Ventures, which was formed in 2006 and specialized in innovative digital advertising and distribution strategies.  He advised companies including CNET Networks, Quigo Technologies, Hallmark Cards, Outbrain, and UpCompany, among others.

Haire also serves as a director of LodgeNet Interactive, Phoenix Companies, and Top Ten Reviews.

Haire spent 28 years at Time Warner Inc. During his tenure there, he was executive vice president of Time Inc. and president of the Fortune/Money Group, where he helped Fortune to achieve its best years in circulation, advertising market share and profitability.

He was also publisher of Time magazine (1993-1998). On his watch, both Time and Fortune were chosen as Adweek's Hottest Magazine, measured by three year advertising growth.

He also partnered with CNN on the launch of CNNMoney.com, one of the web's most successful and profitable finance sites.

Haire’s great grandparents came from counties Cork and Donegal. Like so many others, they came to New York through Ellis Island to escape the Famine. The family settled in the New York area but always retained ties to the home country.

Haire lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

Sean Hannity

Sean Hannity joined the Fox News Channel in 1996, where he currently hosts his self-titled program, Hannity. Since Hannity debuted last year, it has averaged 2.8 million viewers each night.

Previously, Hannity co-hosted Hannity & Colmes with Alan Colmes for 12 years.  Hannity has become one of the most popular radio personalities nationwide as the host of ABC Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show, syndicated to more than 500 stations and heard in all of the top 50 markets with a loyal listenership of 13.5 million.

Hannity is currently ranked number two in Talker Magazine's Top 100 Talk Hosts in America.

Hannity has interviewed many key political figures including President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Reverend Jesse Jackson and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

Prior to his roles with WABC and FNC, Hannity hosted a radio talk show in Atlanta on WGST-AM and was a frequent substitute for fellow talk show host Rush Limbaugh on WABC in New York.

He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Let Freedom Ring and Deliver Us From Evil.

All four of Hannity’s grandparents came to the U.S. from Ireland, his paternal grandparents from Down, and maternal from Cork.

Hannity lives on Long Island with his wife and two children.

 
Magee Hickey

Magee Hickey is a reporter for CBS 2 News in New York, where she contributes to the early morning, noon, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts as a featured correspondent.  She has spent more than 27 years covering local news in New York City.

For the past eight years, Hickey has been getting up at 2 a.m. every morning to report for News This Morning, the successful morning newscast from 5-7 a.m. Hickey was the first anchor of the highly successful Weekend Today in New York newscast.

She has won wide recognition for her investigative journalism, including an Emmy Award in 1992 for her yearlong reports on New York City's Emergency Medical Services.

Hickey graduated from Brown University in 1977.  Hickey’s father's grandfather, Maurice Francis Hickey, came to the U.S from Co. Clare in the early 1850s and founded M.F. Hickey Concrete Company, which was a successful company that supplied the concrete for much of the building boom in Brooklyn in the first half of the 20th century. Her father, Lawrence F. Hickey, served as president of the company for many years.

Hickey’s mother, Jean Elizabeth Hogan, an actress and a model, was also an Irish American. Hickey’s parents met at an Irish wake.

A native New Yorker, she resides in Manhattan with her husband and their two daughters.

 
John Hogan

John Hogan has been president and chief executive officer of Clear Channel Radio, a division of Clear Channel Communications, since August of 2002.

Hogan’s innovative vision for the radio industry has helped make Clear Channel Radio the leading and most evolutionary radio broadcaster in the U.S.  Among the accolades for his leadership, Radio Ink named Hogan Radio Executive of the Year in 2005, introducing initiatives like Less is More and resources like the Creative Services Group to improve the value of radio to listeners and advertisers.

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