Ballentine was born and raised on Chicago's South Side, where he attended and graduated from Calumet High School in 1989.
He is an alumnus of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina and graduated from law school at Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law in Ada, Ohio.
current career intersects the legal world with the broadcast world.
Ballentine joined the Iota Nu Sigma Alumni chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
 Attorney Years
Upon completion of law school, Ballentine worked as a Prosecutor and as a Guardian ad litem before going into private practice, and has tried a multitude of cases including: Murder, Discrimination, Sexual assault, Police Brutality, Drunk Driving, Drugs, Gang violence, and Domestic Relations.
After being admitted to the DC Bar
in 2004, his
license was suspended for failure to pay his
 Radio career
has tried to influence people to not just complain, but to take action to solve problems.
Ballentine's series, The Warren Ballentine Show, is syndicated in 37 markets through Radio One, and is one of the highest-rated urban talk shows in the nation.
The show has been covered numerous times by the media since it hit the airwaves.
discusses, analyzes and dissects ideas and issues targeted not just to the African-American audience, but to a wider audience as well.
has championed the call for action for the Jena 6 and called for the National Economic Blackout. He
currently hosts a three hour radio show each weekday covering political & legal issues, education, religion, social issues and various other topics.
has been described by The New York Times
as "one of black talk radio's new stars." He
led the Radio ONE national voter registration campaign.
Additionally, Ballentine is a recurring guest and correspondent for CNN and Fox Business News . He recently deemed September 4 National Community Reinvestment Day.
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