About Matt K. Lewis
An essayist, columnist, and author, Matt Lewis lives at the intersection of politics and culture. He is the author of “Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution to Win Elections (And How It Can Reclaim Its Conservative Roots)” (now available for pre-order), and also serves as a senior contributor for The Daily Caller, a contributing editor for The Week, and a regular columnist for The Daily Beast and The Telegraph. His writing combines political analysis, cultural commentary, and original reporting.
His work has also appeared in outlets such as GQ, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Politico, and The Guardian — and he has been quoted or cited by major media outlets including New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Associated Press.
He has also appeared on numerous radio outlets like NPR and the BBC, and on various programs such as “The Hugh Hewitt Show” and “Left, Right & Center. (And who could forget his mention on ESPN’s “The Tony Kornheiser Show”?)
He is also the editor of the book, “The Quotable Rogue: The Ideals of Sarah Palin In Her Own Words.”
Matt grew up in Frederick County, Maryland, and graduated from Shepherd College (now University) in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
Highlights and awards
⁓ In the 2014 Netflix documentary, Mitt, Tagg Romney is shown reading one of Matt’s tweets to Mitt.
⁓ The American Conservative Union named Matt the 2012 CPAC Blogger of the Year.
⁓ His work debunking a controversial 2012 news story about Sen. Marco Rubio resulted in Reuters issuing five corrections.
⁓ In 2011, Business Insider named Matt one of the 50 “Pundits You Need To Pay Attention To Between Now And The Election.”
⁓ Also in 2011, the Young Conservatives Coalition’s selected Matt as a recipient of their second annual “Buckley Award.”
⁓ In 2010, Matt helped provide midterm election night analysis for ABC’s “Nightline”.
⁓ He was a credentialed blogger at the 2008 RNC National Convention in Minneapolis, MN.
⁓ In March of 200 7, Matt was one of two bloggers invited on the “Straight Talk Express” campaign bus in New Hampshire for an interview with Sen. John McCain.
What others are saying about Matt Lewis …
“[A] staunchly conservative but independent-minded and intellectually honest columnist…” - Newsweek’s Ben Adler
“[A] very perceptive writer…” - Hugh Hewitt
“Sassy dude that Lewis.” - Andrew Sullivan
“[A]n independently minded blogger…” - Columbia Journalism Review
“Let me disagree with Matt both politically, tactically, and substantively.” - David Gregory
“He loves Jesus…loves America.” - Joe Scarborough
“[O]ne of the most fair and incisive conservative columnists out there…” - Salon’s Alex Seitz-Wald
“I don’t even know who Matt Lewis is.” - Mark Levin
A “super-smart conservative writer.” - John Heilemann
“[F]irst-rate talent…” Dana Milbank, The Washington Post
“[A]n influential conservative writer …” - Salon
“[H]e’s doing the most interesting stuff on The Right right now.” Politico’s Glenn Thrush
“[E]minently reasonable” - HotAir’s Ed Morrissey
“[I]ntellectually honest…” - Kirsten Powers
“[O]ne of my favorite columnist/reporters…” - Sean Hannity