John Edward - born on October 19, 1969 in Glen Cove, New York as John Edward McGee Jr. - is well known for performing as a psychic medium on television. He has written books on the paranormal, and has his own shows on television – Crossing Over and John Edward Cross Country. In addition to his own shows, John Edward has made several appearances in the electronic media, in television shows, such as Entertainment Tonight, Live with Regis & Kelly, The Early Show, The Crier Report, The Tony Danza Show, The View, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Fox and Friends, Maury, Jimmy Kimmel Live, among others, and the HBO Special - Life After Life: America Undercover.
Raised on Long Island, New York, from a very early age John Edward exhibited psychic abilities. He ‘knew’ of his family history and the events that took place before his birth. This made his family think they had someone ‘special’ in the family. Despite these special abilities, he maintained a very normal childhood. His family accepted his psychic abilities and allowed them to thrive. After an encounter with the famed psychic Lydia Clar, he became aware of his abilities. Thanks to her, John Edward started developing his own abilities.
As is the wont of psychics, John Edward too, has been crtiticised by the scientific community. However, a psychologist and researcher in the field of parapsychology – Gary Schwartz – tested John Edward along with other psychics, and came to the conclusion - as mentioned in his book, The Afterlife Experiments - that John Edward’s abilities were genuine.
John Edward has a worldwide audience. With more than 19 years as a psychic, and his ability to communicate with those who have crossed over to the other side, Edward has helped thousands of people with his ability to predict the future.
Young or old, students or professors, laymen or the clergy, lawmen or people from everyday life, Edward has a vast range of people keen to make use of his psychic abilities. Some of his clients, eager to have private sessions with him, have to wait as much as a couple of years. Despite such a pressure on him by his clients to share his time with them, he does not compromise on the quality of his work.
Edward uses his nationally syndicated talk show – Crossing Over with John Edward – to help people connect with their loved ones who have gone over to the other side. Despite being very busy, and despite being one of the most acclaimed psychics in the United States, John Edward has authored many books, many of them acclaimed on the New York Times bestseller list. He has authored books, such as One Last Time; What if God Were the Sun; Crossing Over: The Stories Behind the Stories; After Life: Answers from the Other Side; Final Beginnings; and most recently Practical Praying: Using the Rosary to Enhance Your Life.
John Edward has made two tours to Australia. He has made guest appearances on Larry King Live, and The Today show. He has been written about in reputed newspapers, such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, among others.