Matt Lewis (journalist)
|Employer||The Daily Caller and The Week|
Background and education
Lewis was raised in Myersville, Maryland. He is a graduate of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Lewis has also lived in North Dakota and is now based in Alexandria, Virginia. He has a pet pug named 'Uncle Rico' after a character in the film Napoleon Dynamite.
As a writer, Lewis has contributed to Townhall.com, AOL's PoliticsDaily.com, Human Events and The Daily Caller. In his early career, Lewis served as director of grassroots for the Leadership Institute, a nonprofit conservative training organization, for which he organized and led workshops around the United States.
In March 2007, Lewis was one of two bloggers invited on John McCain's campaign tour bus on a visit to New Hampshire for an interview with the candidate. That September, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich acknowledged in an interview with Lewis that he was considering a presidential run. Lewis is the editor of The Quotable Rogue: The Ideals of Sarah Palin in Her Own Words, published in 2011.
Lewis is a featured commentator on cable news channels and radio, and is a podcaster. Since February 2009, he has represented the conservative viewpoint on Bloggingheads.tv's weekly discussion of U.S. politics, opposite Bill Sher. In July 2013, Lewis appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher.
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