Byron York

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Byron York
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Nationality US
Education Bachelor's degree University of Alabama; Master's degree University of Chicago
Occupation commentator, author
Notable credit(s) White House correspondent for National Review magazine; columnist for The Hill; frequent guest on; author of The Vast Leftwing Conspiracy; formerly worked for CNN
Family son of Tom York, Helen

Byron York (born 1958) is an American columnist for the Washington Examiner, Fox News contributor, and author who lives in Washington, D.C.


York is the chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner, a publication he joined in early 2009 following his work as White House correspondent for National Review magazine and a columnist for The Hill. He is also a syndicated columnist.

He has also written for The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, and New York Post, among other publications. A frequent guest on television and radio, he has appeared on such programs as Meet the Press, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, The O'Reilly Factor, Meet the Press, Special Report, The Laura Ingraham Show, and Hardball with Chris Matthews, and has contributed occasional commentaries to National Public Radio.

Before working for National Review, York was a news producer at CNN Headline News and an investigative reporter for The American Spectator. In 2001 York explored the misfortunes of his former employer in an essay written for The Atlantic, "The Life and Death of The American Spectator".[1]

For a brief period in 2005 he was a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post. He has taken part in discussions with other media personalities at


York holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama, and a master's from the University of Chicago.


He is the son of Tom York, a longtime television personality from Birmingham, Alabama.


  • The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy: The Untold Story of How Democratic Operatives, Eccentric Billionaires, Liberal Activists, and Assorted Celebrities Tried to Bring Down a President—and Why They'll Try Even Harder Next Time (NY, Crown Forum, 2005) ISBN 1-4000-8238-2


  1. ^ York, Byron (November 1, 2001). "The Life and Death of The American Spectator". The Atlantic 288 (4). pp. 91–106. Retrieved 2006-08-24. 

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