Karl Frisch (born February 21, 1978 in Inglewood, CA) is a syndicated columnist and Democratic strategist who has worked for numerous candidates and political organizations since 1996. He served as multimedia communications director and member of the renowned web-team for Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign. In 2005, Frisch worked as press secretary for Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) on the House Rules Committee. Most recently, in 2006 he served as communications director of Iraq War veteran Paul Hackett’s campaign for U.S. Senate in Ohio and then as press secretary of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Prior to his work with progressives and Democrats, Frisch worked in Republican politics for several years before switching parties following the 2000 presidential primaries. During his time as a Republican, Frisch worked for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), now-Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), former Rep. Jim Nussle (R-IA) among others. A Los Angeles area native, Frisch now lives in Washington, DC where he currently serves as director of media relations at Media Matters for America, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting alleged conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Frisch is openly gay. He is an inaugural member of the WikiQueer Global Advisory Board.