Michael Graham was born in Los Angeles and raised in South Carolina. A graduate of Oral Roberts University, he worked as a stand-up comedian before beginning his political career as the primary election coordinator for South Carolina for Pat Buchanan’s presidential campaign in 1992. This experience led to his working in various Republican campaigns over the next few years. One of his candidates included Harold Worley, a Republican challenger to Senator Strom Thurmond in 1996.
In 1998, Graham moved to the talk-radio circuit. Living up to his self-proclaimed description of being “loud, obnoxious, and frequently fired,” Graham held positions at seven stations in seven years, including stints in South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
In 2002, Graham released his first printed book of original material, Redneck Nation: How the South Really Won the War, through Warner Books.
Graham has appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher and has made a number of appearances on The O’Reilly Factor, Hardball , and Fox & Friends.