Kyle McMahon

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Kyle McMahon, (born May 1, 1989) also known as K.Mac, is an American television personality, radio host, journalist, actor, singer and songwriter. He is known for appearing in Oprah's Lifeclass, Selma, hosting Pop Culture Weekly with Kyle McMahon on iHeart Radio,[1] and touring with LFO.[2]

Early life[edit]

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Signing with Warner Brothers Records out of high school, he began recording pop rock songs for his debut album. While recording around the country, McMahon got news of his step father's deployment to Afghanistan, and put his music to the side.[3]

Meanwhile, he began managing professional golfer Michael Tobiason Jr, who was the subject of a Golf Channel documentary on their time at the U.S. Open.[4][5]

McMahon also began managing producer and recording artist Tyler "ICE" Coday, a fellow Delaware native. With his step fathers return to the U.S, McMahon and Coday began recording for McMahon's new set of songs[6] for 111 Records / Warner Records.[7]

Career[edit]

Beginning in the Summer of 2013, McMahon appeared on four episodes of Oprah's Lifeclass on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, speaking out about his biological father's abandonment before he was born and subsequently growing up.[8] The first episode of the series with McMahon won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: Social TV Experience".[9] He became known as the "face of fatherless sons".[7]

McMahon released a one-off single, A Letter 2 My Younger Self (Fatherless Sons) as a free download, in conjunction with the Oprah's Lifeclass shows.[10][11]

He began a monthly column for the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network section of Huffington Post writing personal development articles for Millennials.[12]

By 2014, McMahon began giving speeches on fatherless-ness in America in addition to creating Stand Up Man Up, with Veronica De La Cruz and Everclear's Art Alexakis to lobby for strengthened deadbeat dad laws.[13] On December 24, 2014 the Ava DuVernay directed and Oprah Winfrey starring Selma was released to theaters where McMahon played Senator John J Williams.[14] In February 2015, Selma won the Academy Award for Best Original song for Glory but lost Best Picture to Birdman.[15]

In 2015, McMahon joined the Obama administration's My Brothers Keeper initiative as an influencer to help at risk youth find positive outlets.[12][11]

In 2016, McMahon became a correspondent for the annual PBS program A Capitol Fourth.[11][16] The following year, McMahon became a correspondent for the PBS program National Memorial Day Concert.[11][17]

In 2017, McMahon joined multi-platinum pop group LFO for their 18 city "Rich In Love" tour across the United States.[18][11]

In 2019, McMahon started with iHeart Media as an on-air talent and created and hosts Pop Culture Weekly with Kyle McMahon,[19] a celebrity interview and pop culture show, which can be found across most iHeartRadio stations, including LiteFM the most listened to radio station in the country.[20] McMahon can be found on iHeartRadio's most popular shows including On Air with Ryan Seacrest.[21] and On with Mario Lopez[22]

Appearances[edit]

  • U.S. Open: Fulfilling A Fathers U.S. Open Dream, 2011, Golf Channel, "As Himself"
  • Oprah's Lifeclass, 2013–2014, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, "As Himself"
  • A Letter 2 My Younger Self, 2013, 111 Records / Warner Brothers, Single
  • Selma, 2014, Paramount Pictures, "Senator John J. Williams"
  • A Capitol Fourth, 2016–Present, PBS, "As Himself"
  • National Memorial Day Concert, 2017–Present, PBS, "As Himself"
  • Pop Culture Weekly with Kyle McMahon, 2019–Present, iHeart Media, "As Himself"

References[edit]

  1. "Pop Culture Weekly". iheart Radio. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  2. Fraser, Sarah. "iHeart - Hot Clips with Sarah Fraser". 92.9 TomFM. Retrieved 2020-06-04. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Hodgson, Boysen (May 4, 2013). "Kyle McMahon: Men's work is mainstream". ManKind Project. Retrieved June 3, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "Celebrating Father's Day: A father's U.S. Open dream". ESPN.com. 2011-06-19. Retrieved 2020-06-03. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. "Life on the links doesn't mean easy money for Tobiason".
  6. eMinor. "ICE Coday | Hip Hop from Bear, DE". ReverbNation. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Kyle McMahon (KMac) & Fatherless". www.fatherless.co. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  8. "What This Fatherless Son Wants His Father to Know". Oprah.com. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  9. "Oprah's Lifeclass". Television Academy. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  10. "Kyle Mac* - A Letter 2 My Younger Self (Fatherless Sons)". Discogs (in español). Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 "The Interesting Story of Kyle McMahon". 92.9 TomFM. Retrieved 2020-06-09.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Kyle McMahon". HuffPost. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  13. "Judith Orloff M.D., Kyle McMahon & Eden Collinsworth on Moments with Marianne Radio Show". www.newswire.com. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  14. "Kyle McMahon - Rotten Tomatoes". www.rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  15. "Academy Awards Search | Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences". awardsdatabase.oscars.org. Retrieved 2020-06-04. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  16. "Live From PBS A Capitol Fourth". Buzzfeed. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  17. McMahon, Kyle (28 May 2017). "National Memorial Day Concert Is a Love Letter to the Fallen". Retrieved 9 June 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  18. "Critic's Pick: LFO at Hard Rock". Pittsburgh City Paper. July 18, 2017. Retrieved June 3, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  19. "iHeart.com". www.iheart.com. Retrieved 2020-06-03. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  20. "MAX, WALK THE MOON, lovelytheband Talk New Music at Firefly 2019". 106.7 Lite fm. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  21. "On Air with Ryan Seacrest - News & more from the live radio show". On Air with Ryan Seacrest. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  22. "Lauv Talks New Album, Mental Health". On With Mario Lopez. Retrieved 2020-06-03.

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