Host of Fox News Channel Heartland with John Kasich
author of the best- selling book, Best-selling author of Courage is Contagious. This book profiles everyday Americans doing extraordinary things to aid their communities and fellow man.
For 18 years, Congressman John Kasich effectively served his constituents in the 12th Congressional District of Ohio. Rising to the rank of Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Representative Kasich has become a nationally recognized leader of the Republican Party. Displaying his leadership skills, he was the chief architect of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and served as Chairman of the House-Senate committee that wrote the final version of the Welfare Reform Law in 1996.
In addition to being an experienced legislator, Kasich is also the author of the best- selling book, Courage is Contagious. The book profiles everyday Americans doing extraordinary things to aid their communities and fellow man. Courage is Contagious made the New York Times top 30 best sellers list and reached #8 on the Amazon.com "Hot 100".
Given his expertise, it is not surprising that Kasich has become one of the most sought after speakers in the Republican Party. He was featured as "One of the most Fascinating Men in Politics in 1997" by George Magazine. He has been profiled on 60 Minutes and appears often on Meet the Press, Larry King Live and other network programs to discuss national issues. In addition, Newsweek magazine named him one of its "100 People for the Next Century" in April of 1997.
Kasich is recognized for his ability to have a lasting impact on his audiences. Experiences from his professional career have given him great depth of knowledge on Washington politics, budget issues, tax policy and the global economy. Kasich uses his background to design speeches that provide insight into today's top headlines and the issues that will fill tomorrow's.
Presently, Kasich, who joined FOX News Channel (FNC) as a political contributor in January 2001, hosts From The Heartland with John Kasich. Also, he substitutes as host for The O'Reilly Factor and hosts the special Heroes with John Kasich.
He also serves as Managing Director at Lehman Brothers in the Investment Banking Division, is a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication and the Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, and serves as chairman of New Century Project, a national grassroots organization that helps elect leaders who believe in the power of the individual