John Edward (1969--) is a New York born psychic medium best know for his television shows beginning the the late 190s with 'Crossing Over with John Edwards' and later 'John Edward Cross Country'.
His is predominantly a spirit medium attempted to contact and communicate with deceased people. He may be the most famous living psychic medium.
Edwards is a popular performing and Private Hollywood psychic and appears regularly on shows such as Dr. Phil, the New Ricki Lake Show, and The View.
Edward leverages his access to A-list celebrity clients to raise his profile and is often mentioned by the media.
Dr. Phil: Dr. Phil agreed to a reading by Edward in 2015, despite being openly skeptical about psychic ability.
Tori Spelling: In 2014 Spelling contacted Edward to try and reach her deceased rather. Instead he put her in touch with the late Farrah Fawcett who asked her to pass on messages to her partner and son.
Kim Kardashian: In 2012 Edwards was involved in Kardashian's decision to file for divorce.
Gloria Vanderbilt: In 2011 Edwards put Gloria Vanderbilt in contact with the spirit of Marilyn Monroe (see video below).
Edward is also the author of nine books ranging from autobiography to self help.
Skeptics accused Edwards of preying on bereaved people using a skill called "cold reading" which allows him to seem to have special knowledge by using a combination of statistical probability, guessing, and skilled body language reading.
He also faces criticism from some Christian groups who equate his shows to witchcraft.