John Cardillo

Rebel Host


A Queens native, John Cardillo patrolled the south Bronx as a member of the NYPD, often crossing paths with some of the borough’s toughest elements. After serving the citizens of New York for a decade, John fused his law enforcement experience and business acumen to found a highly successful online safety and security firm. Yet, despite his success in the private sector, John continued to put his skills to work serving the American public. 


His extensive criminal justice and policing experience led to him be called on by Attorneys General and industry coalitions. John helped block or pass legislation in over a dozen states and has testified as an expert witness and subject matter expert before the United States Congress and multiple state legislatures. He was appointed a member of Harvard Law School’s prestigious Internet Safety Technical Task Force, and in 2008 was the recipient of a tribute from the Florida House of Representatives for his contributions.


John began his own career in conservative talk radio by launching a weekend show on 1290 WJNO, The Palm Beaches, and later hosted the eponymous John Cardillo Show on Salem Media Group’s WZAB 880 “The Biz” in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. 


John has been a featured contributor for TheBlaze, Dr. Drew, and NRA News, and is a frequent guest on CNN, Newsmax, and Fox Business Network, among others. 


In 2016 John was included in Talkers Magazine’s Heavy Hundred List, which recognizes the 100 most influential talk radio hosts in America.