George Rush has written for Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Esquire, The Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast Traveler, Men's Journal, Departures, Travel + Leisure, Talk, and Spy, among other publications.
After meeting Joanna Molloy at the New York Post's Page Six column, the pair wed and begat the Rush & Molloy column at the New York Daily News. Together, they produced almost 4,000 servings of breaking news about film, politics, finance, media, music, television, fashion and sports. The internationally syndicated dispatches had an audience of 12.5 million readers on-line and in print. Rush’s interview subjects have included Donald Trump, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, Henry Kissinger, Salman Rushdie, Ted Turner, Richard Branson, John F. Kennedy, Jr., Mick Jagger, Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jay Z, Beyonce, Oprah, Madonna, Diddy, Bono, and other one-named people. His early investigation of money manager Jeffrey Epstein's predatory behavior yielded a rare interview with the sex offender, featured in the Netflix docu-series "Filthy Rich."
In 2010, Rush and Molloy folded up their column, prompting one or two to raise a glass.
Rush and Molloy share their sometimes harrowing brushes with fame in their memoir Scandal: A Manual. Rush is also the author of Confessions of an Ex-Secret Service Agent, which he adapted as a screenplay for Warner Brothers.
Rush has drawn on his intimate knowledge of public crises, and his network of media contacts, to advise Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, the Shadowman Van refugee initiative of To.org, Big Life's anti-poaching campaign in East Africa, Catholic Charities of New York, and other individuals and companies. His travel to over 50 countries has led to a role as liaison between non-profits and corporate sponsors. He also serves as an Editor-at-Large for Regan Arts publishing.
Rush has appeared onstage at the Gotham Comedy Club, co-hosted “The Rush & Molloy Show” on eYada.com, and hosted “The Rush Report” for the CW Network. He was a recurring “character” on Bravo’s “Tabloid Wars” series and has appeared on “Anderson Cooper 360,” “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” and “Access Hollywood.”
A son of Highland Park, Illinois, he graduated from Brown University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.