In addition to becoming a prominent talk show host and Fox News personality, Dan Bongino has experienced a slew of physical problems over the past decade. From physical injuries to cancer to reconstructive surgery, Bongino has lately added another successful operation to his list of procedures.
The addressing of so many bodily ailments may have played a role in his announcement late last year on his nationally syndicated radio program that he will not extend his contract with Cumulus Media’s Westwood One when it expires, thus ending his show. Bongino, who maintains a podcast separate from the radio program, stated that the choice to leave “really sucks because I spent a lot of time building this, and I love it, and it’s grown on me.”
In addition, he informed listeners that the firm approached him after Rush Limbaugh’s death from lung cancer in 2021 and requested him to take over the time slot. At the time, he stated that he could not fill Limbaugh’s shoes. “I said ‘No, I don’t want it,'” Bongino claimed, before adding that he changed his mind after recalling Limbaugh’s farewell program. “And I changed my mind. I said, ‘You know what? I’ll take it, but for a limited amount of time,’” he explained.
Now, following his most recent surgery, this time on his elbow, Bongino is posting messages to followers and engaging in social media comments.
Following a medical operation that required a brief hospitalization, Bongino expressed gratitude on his social media profiles. “Doing okay! Doctor performed a big elbow clean-up procedure after removing my elbow from surgery. We appreciate your prayers and messages. The former Secret Service agent and NYPD cop expressed his gratitude.
In October 2020, Bongino underwent surgery for a tumor on his neck, which led to a subsequent diagnosis. Since 2015, he has had operations for physical injuries. Yesterday, Bongino uploaded a post-surgery photo on social media and then immediately began commenting on current events on Twitter.
Bongino has remained a tremendous hit on Fox News despite all obstacles. This month, it was reported that Bongino’s Fox program dominated the ratings. Ad Week discovered that his Saturday night program was the most-watched primetime cable news program. At 9 p.m. ET, Bongino garnered a total of 1.19 million viewers. CNN had 219 000 viewers at the same time that MSNBC had 315 000 viewers. Brian Kilmeade, host of Fox News at 8 p.m. ET, garnered 1.06 million total viewers. CNN had 282,000 total viewers, whereas MSNBC has 282,000 in the same time period.
Bongino is not the only successful Fox News anchor, as Conservative Brief reports:
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld also received fantastic news this week after his show “Gutfeld!” has ruled late-night television, averaging 2.1 million viewers through 2022, Nielsen Media Research showed, the Washington Times reported. “The size of that viewing audience bests both NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ and ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and also consistently trumps such cable rivals as Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ and HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ and ‘Real Time With Bill Maher,’” the report said.
Vox, known to be more of a liberal news organization, opined that “The biggest comedy show on late-night right now is not on ABC or NBC or CBS or Fox. It’s not on Comedy Central. It’s certainly not streaming. It’s on Fox News, and its name is ‘Gutfeld!’”
CNN is apparently developing its own late-night program to compete with Gutfeld, and is evaluating more progressive candidates for the position. “Brass at the famously progressive news network have reportedly floated names such as Bill Maher, Trevor Noah, Arsenio Hall, and Jon Stewart as candidates to offer a nontraditional, late night-esque take on the day’s news. Fox News has found success with ‘Gutfeld!,’ the late-night comedy show hosted by Greg Gutfeld,” according to the Daily Mail. CONTINUE READING…