||A major contributor to this article appears to have a close connection with its subject. (May 2013)|
|Born||March 7, 1985|
|Education||B.S., Northwestern University|
|Occupation||Online Political Editor, Radio Host and Columnist|
|The Guy Benson Show|
Guy Benson (born March 7, 1985) is a contributor for Fox News, Political Editor of Townhall.com and a conservative talk radio personality.  He hosts his own Sunday night program, The Guy Benson Show, on AM 560 WIND in Chicago and AM 1260 WWRC in Washington, D.C.. Benson also contributes to Townhall's sister site, Hot Air. He previously wrote at Andrew Breitbart's "Big" sites and National Review Online's Media Blog. In addition to serving as a regular guest and substitute host on The Hugh Hewitt Show, Benson is a frequent guest on cable news networks, including Fox News and CNBC. Benson graduated with honors from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2007. While at Northwestern, he worked for the campus radio station, WNUR, broadcasting sporting events and hosting a political talk show. Benson also reported for an NPR station in South Florida, broadcast summer baseball games in the Cape Cod Baseball League, and interned at the White House. Benson lived much of his early life overseas, then attended middle and high school in Ridgewood, New Jersey. During high school, was known for broadcasting sports on local television. He also interned for two summers at Fox News, working primarily with Hannity & Colmes, before assisting the channel with its coverage of the 2004 Republican National Convention.
In April 2008, Benson discovered video from a 2007 reunion of the Weathermen, a radical left wing group from the 1960s and 70s. The footage included quotes from two members, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, defending their actions. Since Barack Obama was criticized during the 2008 presidential campaign for associating with Ayers and Dohrn, the clips made national news, from the Boston Globe to Fox News. Benson garnered national attention during the 2008 Presidential race on two other occasions. In August, after the Obama campaign attacked WGN Radio in Chicago for allowing Stanley Kurtz to appear on their station, Benson - who was in studio during the interview - detailed his experience. Then, two weeks before Election Day, Benson joined with Mary Katharine Ham and Ed Morrissey to pen "The Comprehensive Argument Against Barack Obama", released on Hot Air.
- Early Career Summary
- Cape Cod Times Sports
- Northwestern Chronicle: The NU Right
- Birth of a Pundit by Christopher Hayes
- The Hugh Hewitt Show: http://www.hughhewitt.com/the-ayers-dohrn-2007-audio/ The Ayers-Dohrn Audio].
- Boston Globe: Obama's "mainstream" friends"
- NRO Media Blog: Stanley Kurtz's Fairness Doctrine Preview
- The Comprehensive Argument Against Barack Obama