Kurt Loder

Kurt Loder

Kurt Loder (born May 5, 1945) is an American film critic, author, and television personality. He served as editor at "Rolling Stone" magazine. Prior to "Rolling Stone", Loder had worked for "Circus" magazine, and before that, he had served three years in the United States Army, stationed in Germany.

Loder joined MTV in 1988 as the host of their flagship music news program, "The Week in Rock", which was later expanded and renamed to "MTV News", where he was an anchor and correspondent. He also appeared on MTV's sister channel VH1. Loder was one of the first to break the news of Kurt Cobain's death; he interrupted regular programming to inform viewers that Cobain was found dead. He was also the author of "Bat Chain Puller" (a collection of his work for "Rolling Stone") and co-author of singer Tina Turner's autobiography "I, Tina".

Loder was born in Ocean City, New Jersey, [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/25/Kurt-Loder.html Kurt Loder Biography (1945-) ] ] and has since lived in New York City. He graduated in 1963 from Ocean City High School in Ocean City. [ [http://infoweb.newsbank.com/iw-search/we/InfoWeb?p_action=doc&p_docid=0EFD502D5C99C190&p_docnum=2&p_queryname=NaN&p_product=NewsBank&p_theme=aggregated4&p_nbid=J4BH4EDFMTE4NTg0NzQ0OS4yODY4NjU6MTo3OnJhLTE4ODg "THE ULTIMATE NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK: T-Z AND ALSO..."] , "The Star-Ledger", June 27, 1999. Accessed August 4, 2007.]

Kurt also guest-starred as himself on two episodes of "Kenan & Kel". Loder was highly critical of Michael Moore's documentary "Sicko", saying it was "heavily doctored." [ [http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1563758/story.jhtml 'Sicko': Heavily Doctored, By Kurt Loder - Movie News Story | MTV Movie News ] ] Loder has described himself as a libertarian. [ [http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2007/11/mtvs_kurt_loder_baghdad_diaris.asp The Weekly Standard ] ]


External links

*imdb name|id=0517064|name=Kurt Loder
* [http://www.mtv.com/news/correspondents/loder/ Kurt Loder's MTV Biography]
* [http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/loder Kurt Loder's film reviews at MTV.com]
* [http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2007/11/mtvs_kurt_loder_baghdad_diaris.asp Kurt Loder on Reason TV]

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