born August 1, 1956) is an American talk radio personality best known for hosting The Tom Leykis Show from 1994 to 2009 (nationally syndicated), and April 2012 to the present (internet streamcast/podcast).
Leykis's show returned on his podcast/streamcast network The New Normal Network at 3PM pacific time, April 2, 2012 – one day after his CBS contract ended.
Leykis later reflected on his comparative lack of success in the New York market, explaining that the station never truly got behind him, "We were talking to [WNEW Show Director Mark Chernoff] about the show being on the station on a regular basis.
He said, "This show will never work in New York." Now, that may be true or it may not be true but how do you know until the people have had a chance to listen to it? In addition to his weekday show, Leykis began hosting a new syndicated weekend show called The Tasting Room in February 2005, covering lifestyle topics such as wine and spirits, luxury cars, and high-end technology.
In 1994, Leykis began the nationally syndicated program, The Tom Leykis Show on Westwood One from Culver City, California.
The final years of the show were produced from Paramount Pictures studios in Hollywood.