Larry King was born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. His career in broadcasting started in Miami, Florida as a disc jockey in WAHR in May 1957. Upon his general manager’s suggestion, he used the surname King after an ad for King’s Wholesale Liquor. Later his work included newscast and sportscast. Prior to his career with Cable News Network (CNN) in June 1985 as the television talk show host of Larry King Live, he worked with Mutual Radio Network for his national radio talk show The Larry King Show, which started in 1978 and ran until 1994. He has done over 40,000 interviews and is a recipient of several awards like the Emmy, Peabody, and Cable ACE awards.
Wikipedia’s profile of Lawrence Harvey Zeiger, popularly known as Larry King.
The website of Cable News Network (CNN) presenting a profile of Larry King including his achievements and awards.
Mutual Radio Network’s broadcasting history and how it introduced Larry King to the broadcasting world.
Imdb’s biography of Larry King and trivia, including his health as a Type II diabetic, his induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1989, and his book released in 2007 “The People’s Princess: Cherished Memories of Diana, Princess of Wales, From Those Who Knew Her Best.”
A page from Broadcasting & Cable website that features Larry King in the Honor Roll of the 5th Estate.
This page from the Larry King Cardiac Foundation details the background of this non-profit organization established in 1988 by Larry King after he underwent a quintuple heart bypass surgery in 1987.
This PDF file from the LKCF website shows Heart Care magazine’s interview of Larry King in the magazine’s October/November 2008 issue.