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John McElroy

Host, Autoline

John McElroy is an influential thought leader in the automotive industry. He created “Autoline Daily,” the first industry webcast of industry news and analysis. He also hosts the Emmy Award-winning television program “Autoline This Week” and co-hosts “Autoline After Hours.”

McElroy also broadcasts three radio segments daily on WWJ Newsradio 950, the CBS affiliate in Detroit. In addition, he writes a blog for and a monthly op-ed article for Ward’s Auto World.

McElroy is also the president of Blue Sky Productions, Inc., which produces television, radio, and digital content, including video production.

McElroy’s past experience includes five years as Detroit Editor for Road & Track and as the American correspondent for World Cars, published by the Automotive Club of Italy. He was also invited to write the annual automotive entry for the Encyclopedia Britannica Yearbook. He spent most of his career at the trade magazine Automotive Industries, ultimately rising to Editorial Director.

McElroy has appeared as an automotive expert on ABC World News Tonight, CBS News, and NBC Nightly News. He is a jury member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year and has won numerous awards for editorial excellence.