Charles Hurt

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Charles Hurt
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Nationality American
Occupation Journalist, columnist, political commentator

Charles Hurt is an American journalist and political commentator. He is currently a Washington Times columnist,[1][2] Fox News contributor,[3] Breitbart News contributor, and a Drudge Report editor.[1][4] He often appears as a guest on Newsmax TV. Previously, he was The New York Post's D.C. Bureau Chief covering Washington politics.[5]

Hurt is the brother of US congressman Robert Hurt, and has been listed as a possible congressional candidate after his brother's term ends in 2016.[4]

Early career[edit]

Hurt began his newspaper career during college with stints at the Danville Register & Bee, the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His first full-time job was at The Detroit News.[5]

Hurt was The New York Post's D.C. Bureau Chief and news columnist covering the White House for five years. He covered the 2008 presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani and Barack Obama, as well as the general election and the Democratic and Republican conventions.

The Washington Times[edit]

From 2001 to 2004, Hurt covered the US Congress as a reporter for The Washington Times before leaving to join The New York Post. In 2011, he rejoined The Washington Times as a political columnist.[6]

National Review editor Rich Lowry described Hurt as, "an early adopter of Trumpite populism."[7]

Other career[edit]

Hurt has joined the Drudge Report's staff.[1] He is a Fox News contributor, Breitbart News contributor, and a frequent guest on Newsmax TV.[4][8]


  1. ^ a b c "Matt Drudge Hire Second Political Writer". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Charles Hurt | Stories - Washington Times". Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Charles Hurt stories". Fox News. Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  4. ^ a b c "Report: Drudge Report Editor, Breitbart Contributor Charles Hurt Touted for Congressional Seat - Breitbart". Breitbart. Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  5. ^ a b "Charles Hurt Politics". Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  6. ^ "Charles Hurt | Stories - Washington Times". Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
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  8. ^ "Charles Hurt: 'Better Off With Saddam Hussein' Than ISIS". Newsmax. Retrieved 2016-02-23.