Cabot Phillips

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Phillips speaking at the 2016 Young Americans for Liberty National Convention

Cabot Phillips (born November 29, 1993) is a conservative political activist and American media personality. He is currently a writer and editor at The Daily Wire.[1] Previously, he served as Editor-in-Chief[2] of the conservative publication and the Director of Campus Outreach[3] for The Leadership Institute, a conservative grassroots organization[4] in Arlington, Virginia. Both Newsmax[5] and Red Alert Politics have named Phillips to their "30 Under 30" lists[6] of the nation's most influential young conservatives.

Early life and education[edit]

Phillips is from Leesburg, Virginia.[7] He graduated from Liberty University in 2015, where he was a recipient of The Dean's Award and host of a primetime FM radio show on 90.9 WQLU.[8]


Formerly, he served as Digital Grassroots Director on Senator Marco Rubio's 2016 Presidential campaign.[9]

Phillips is a regular guest on Fox News,[10] The Blaze, and Newsmax TV,[11] providing political commentary from a millennial point of view. Throughout the 2016 Presidential campaign, his conservative "man on the street" videos garnered millions of views[12] and appeared on The Drudge Report, The Rush Limbaugh Show, The O'Reilly Factor,[13] Hannity, and more.

Phillips is a YouTube partner,[14] creating and starring in a series of videos which have been viewed over 100 million times on a variety of online platforms. In April 2016, his video "Brothers Convince Little Sister of Zombie Apocalypse"[15] went viral, landing him and his siblings an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[16] The video was viewed over 80 million times online and was named to YouTube's official list of the Top 10 most popular viral videos of the year.[17]


  1. ^ "Cabot Phillips". The Daily Wire. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  2. ^ Phillips, Cabot. "Writer Biographies". Campus Reform. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  3. ^ Phillips, Cabot. "LI Staff Directory". Leadership Institute Staff Directory. The Leadership Institute. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Home Page". The Leadership Institute. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Newsmax's 30 Most Influential Republicans Under 30". Newsmax. 2018-01-30. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  6. ^ Phillips, Cabot. "30 Under 30 Winners". Red Alert Politics. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  7. ^ Loudoun Times Mirror. "UPDATE: Leesburg brothers pull ultimate viral 'zombie apocalypse' prank on their sister". Loudoun Times Mirror. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  8. ^ Red Alert Politics. "30 Under 30 biographies". Red Alert Politics. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  9. ^ Election Tech. "Follow the strategists running presidential digital campaigns". Election Tech. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  10. ^ Phillips, Cabot. "Cabot Phillips news reel". YouTube.
  11. ^ Newsmax TV. "America Talks Live- Cabot Phillips discusses "sanctuary universities"". YouTube. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  12. ^ Campus Reform. "Hillary's Cribs Shock Young People". YouTube. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  13. ^ Fox News. "The O'Reilly Factor discusses Campus Reform video, millennials don't trust Hillary". YouTube. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  14. ^ Phillips, Cabot. "Channel Homepage". YouTube. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  15. ^ Phillips, Cabot. "Brothers Convince Little Sister of Zombie Apocalypse". YouTube. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  16. ^ The Ellen Show. "A Hilariously Epic Zombie Prank". YouTube. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  17. ^ Time Magazine. "The 10 Most Popular Viral Videos of 2016". Retrieved 14 May 2017.