Brian Unger began his broadcasting career at WOUB, a public radio station in his native Ohio. He then headed east to New York City and an internship on NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman. Brian worked behind the scenes for Maury Povich and later for Connie Chung’s news magazine program, Eye to Eye, where he was bitten by the journalism bug. Brian devoted the next three years of his life to making fun of TV news as part of the original team that launched the award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central. As a correspondent and producer, he helped to pioneer the series’ satirical news reports on politics, people and news events.
Brian spent several years as a substitute host on a variety of shows: NBC’s Later, E! Entertainment’s Talk Soup and finally, guest hosting for Keith Olbermann on MSNBC’sCountdown. He joined NPR as a commentator on The Unger Report, which ran for 6 years on the station’s Day to Day. Unger also guest-hosted NPR’s Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me and now contributes to NPR’s All Things Considered and the award-winning SoCal Connected on KCET. Brian also stars as the put-upon attorney and series regular on F/X’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Unger was born in Dayton, Ohio, and currently lives in Los Angeles.