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David Wild

David Wild is a twice Emmy-nominated television writer, a New York Times Best-Selling author and a Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone. A graduate of the Loomis Chaffee School and Cornell University, Wild started his career as a journalist at Esquirebefore coming to Rolling Stone where he made his mark as both the Music Editor and a writer. Since 2000, Wild has spent most of his time writing for television, including all of "The Grammy Awards" ever since that year, as well as "The Emmy Awards," "The Academy Awards," as well as countless other high profile TV specials and events. He was nominated for an Emmy as the head writer of 2001’s "America: A Tribute To Heroes" all-network telethon and for 2014’s "Grammy celebration of The Beatles." Wild’s best-selling books include "Friends: The Official Companion," "Friends Til The End," "The Showrunners" and "Diary of A Player" co-written with Brad Paisley. Wild hosted "Musicians on Bravo" for two seasons, and is frequently seen as a pop culture commentator including in CNN’s Emmy-winning series "The Sixties," "The Seventies" and the upcoming "The Eighties." He also tweets obsessively on Twitter at @Wildaboutmusic and namedrops constantly as the most frequent guest in the history of the popular The Adam Carolla Show podcast. In September 2015, it was announced he and Phil Rosenthal will co-host a new digital talk show for Fandango called "Naked Lunch" in which they buy a free lunch for their friends in movies, television and music. Wild may also be the only Jewish American writer to ever win a Muslim Public Policy Award with Cat Stevens and write for Pope Francis’s recent Mass event at Madison Square Garden.