Matt K. Lewis

Spring 2018 Resident Fellow

Author and Senior Columnist at The Daily Beast

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Matt Lewis is a senior columnist at The Daily Beast, a CNN political commentator, and 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).

Matt’s work has appeared in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, GQ, The Washington Post, The Week, Roll Call, Politico, The Telegraph, The Independent, 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.

Over the years, Matt has provided political commentary on C-SPAN, PBS NewsHour, ABC’s “Nightline,” HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and CBS News’ “Face The Nation.” He has appeared on numerous radio outlets like NPR and the BBC, and on various conservative programs such as “The Hugh Hewitt Show.” (And who could forget his mention on ESPN’s “The Tony Kornheiser Show”?)

Previously, Matt served as senior contributor for The Daily Caller, and before that, as a columnist for AOL’s Politics Daily.

Matt currently hosts his own podcast, “Matt Lewis & The News,” which features interviews with some of America’s top thinkers, authors, and newsmakers (subscribe on iTunes; Sen. Ben Sasse is a listener!), and co-hosts The DMZ show on Bloggingheads.TV. 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, West Virginia.