- Full Name Buck Sexton
- Occupation Radio Host, Former officer of the CIA
- Nationality American
- Birthplace New York, USA
"I could not be more thrilled – and am deeply humbled – by the opportunity to host this new program with Clay Travis. We think it's important to carry on the tradition of Rush Limbaugh and bring truth to the masses. One thing I can promise all EIB listeners out there: we're with them and we will always fight for them with the show Clay and I do every day."
Buck Sexton | BiographyHe worked as a counter-terrorism expert at the New York Police Department
Buck Sexton and his co-host Clay Travis began hosting 'The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show' from 21 June 2021, replacing the successful three-decade-long show, 'The Rush Limbaugh Show,' after the death of Rush Limbaugh in 2020. Syndicated by the Premiere Network, the show has been labeled as the talk show 'inspired by Rush,' without changing the tradition of Limbaugh. The duo is set to invite former US President Donald Trump to the show to discuss the border issues and his coming back in 2024.
Buck Sexton is the co-host of The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show, and the former host of The Buck Sexton Show.
Who is Buck Sexton?
Buck Sexton is a former officer of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who also worked as a counterterrorism expert at the New York Police Department (NYPD). He completed his BA degree in Political Science from Amherst University in 2004.
Then, he worked as a news co-host and national security editor at TheBlaze.com. He was also a political commentator at CNN and FOX Network.
In 2015, Sexton started hosting his own radio talk show, The Buck Sexton Show. His show was syndicated by The Blaze Radio Network from 2015 to 2017 and then by the Premiere Network from 2017 to 2021.
From 2021, he started co-hosting another talk show with Clay Travis, The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show. The show had replaced the network's highly rated legendary show, The Rush Limbaugh Show, after the death of host Rush Limbaugh.
The show began on 21 June 2021, and the duo has been receiving positive comments for their hosting talents and chemistry between them. They have planned to invite former US President Donald Trump on their upcoming episode to cover the border issues and Trump's presidential comeback in 2024.
Early Life & Age
Buck Sexton was born in 1979 in New York City, USA. He studied Bachelor of Arts in Amherst College from 2000 to 2004 and graduated as Political Science major.
After college, he worked as a research intern in the Council on Foreign Relations for a year. Then, in 2005, he joined the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an officer and worked there till 2010.
In 2011, Sexton started working as the Real News Co-host and National Security Editor at the conservative media company Blaze Media. In 2015, he got his own show, The Buck Sexton Show, which aired from 2015 to 2017 on TheBlaze Radio. Then, from 2017 to 2021, it aired under the Premiere Networks.
At the same time, from 2015 to 2016, Sexton also appeared as the Political Commentator on the CNN Network. He continued giving commentaries on other news channels such as Fox News Channel. He also worked as a counterterrorism expert at the New York Police Department (NYPD).
'The Buck Sexton Show'
In 2015, Sexton landed on his talk show, The Buck Sexton Show, aired on TheBlaze Radio. But it was removed off the air in 2017.
In 2017, it was picked up by the Premiere Network, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, Inc. The show was aired at the time slot previously occupied by the famous show America Now. Sexton covered the current stories and hot issues, simultaneously engaging the conversations with interesting insights from his perspective.
It was a three-hour weekday discussion and was made available on more than 200 stations nationally, including iHeartRadio. Later, Pluto TV's, The First (CH248) channel was also added to the stations' list.
In 2021, he began hosting another talk show with Clay Travis. And his time slot was given to the national radio show host, Jesse Kelly, for his show, The Jesse Kelly Show.
'The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show'
The Rush Limbaugh Show was one of the prominent radio shows under the Premiere Network, and it lasted for over three decades. It was a conservative talk show where the host, Rush Limbaugh, gave insightful comments on America's political and social issues.
Unfortunately, Limbaugh passed away on 17 January 2020 due to cancer. He was known as the 'rating tentpole,' and he was also coined as a 'once-in-a-generation talent.'
The network ventured months of discussions on prospects of filling Limbaugh's position as it decided the show's future. In early 2021, the network announced a new three-hour talk radio show beginning 21 June, from Monday through Friday between ET 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., in Limbaugh's slot. The show was then revealed to be The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show. The show was also made available on the podcast network of iHeartRadio.
The President of Premiere Networks, Julie Talbott, about the new show in place of Limbaugh's show, said, "We couldn't be happier to have Clay and Buck – two incredibly talented personalities from our Premiere family – at the helm of this new program. Rush Limbaugh is irreplaceable, but we're confident they will continue his legacy by delivering their own brand of intelligent, informed and entertaining talk radio, while providing our partners with a powerful platform to connect with their consumers."
Sexton's show was amalgamated with another host, Clay Travis, to form the new show. Travis was the host of FOX's Outkick The Coverage with Clay Travis, a sports radio's industry-leading weekday morning show. Travis was also the founder of Outkick, a massively popular sports, pop culture, and politics-based media firm. Upon the procurement of The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show, Travis sold Outkick to Fox Corporation.
Promising to retain the tradition of Limbaugh, Sexton made a statement on the launch of his show, "I could not be more thrilled – and am deeply humbled – by the opportunity to host this new program with Clay Travis. We think it's important to carry on the tradition of Rush Limbaugh and bring truth to the masses. One thing I can promise all EIB listeners out there: we're with them and we will always fight for them with the show Clay and I do every day."
Details of the Show
The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show was given the same welcoming composition and phone number as Limbaugh's show. It was also labeled as the talk show 'inspired by Rush,' and it shall continue to broadcast at the traditional level of Excellence in Broadcasting Network (EIB), as famously termed by Limbaugh.
The hosts, Sexton and Travis, were contented to cover the highlighted stories in news, politics, and current events with the traditional brand of conservatism and humor.
The Desert News reviewed the show and called it a quality radio but not Limbaugh's show. However, Sexton and Travis were noted to be professional and at ease when conducting the event with their strong hosting talents.
To uplift the audience, they are set to be joined by former US President Donald Trump. They shall cover the issues of the border crisis and Trump's presidential comeback in 2024.
Podcast and Newsletter
Sexton launched a podcast under his The Buck Sexton Show, starting his first episode from 14 February 2017. The Premiere Network has continued the podcast and, to date, has released 1351 episodes.
He shares his uncensored thoughts and views through his personally produced, freely available newsletter.
Social Media & Twitter
Sexton has a sizeable following on social media platforms as well. He has over 600k followers on Twitter and 78k followers on Instagram as of December 2021.
Does Buck Sexton Have a Wife?
Although Sexton had made an official statement calling his personal life a work in progress, he had signified having a girlfriend named Molly. He had, on numerous occasions, made posts calling her 'Miss Molly.'
He has also responded to the comments on his posts about the relationship status with Molly, that he is working on it to marry her.
Sexton's net worth has not been revealed by any reliable sources as of 2021. However, his net wealth has been mostly contributed by his career as a host.