Southern California native BJ Killeen inherited a love of automobiles from her father, who owned a 1961 Austin-Healey 3000, a first-year Mustang and other collector classics.
After obtaining a degree in English from UCLA, Killeen joined the staff of Motorcyclist magazine and soon cultivated a fondness for motorcycles and dirt bikes. Later, she moved to Motor Trend magazine and became the road test editor, writing many monthly columns, road tests and comparison tests, as well as voting in the prestigious Car, Truck, and Import Car of the Year competitions.
In addition to her Drivers Talk Radio duties, Killeen also writes for a variety of websites, such as jdpower.com, pickuptruck.com, and cars.about.com. She also has appeared on the Discovery Channel and morning news shows across the country as an automotive expert. BJ and her husband, automotive photographer Scott Killeen, have an established publishing company that prints the BUILD BOOK, which follow the build of one custom vehicle from start to finish. An upcoming BUILD BOOK will showcase the all-new 2010 Roush Mustang.
A nationally known female automotive journalist, Killeen is a two-year past president of the Motor Press Guild, the organization that represents nearly 750 automotive journalists and industry representatives across the country. She also conducts in-dealership product training and is in demand as a presenter for new-vehicle product presentation tours for a variety of domestic and import manufacturers.