Matt K. Lewis
|Matt K. Lewis|
Lewis in 2007
|Employer||The Daily Caller and The Week|
Background and education
Lewis was raised in Myersville, Maryland. He was educated at Middletown High School, a public high school in Middletown, Maryland, followed by Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia and is 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' book Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution to Win Elections (and How It Can Reclaim Its Conservative Roots) was published in January 2016, receiving attention from The New York Times, The Weekly Standard, and other publications.
Lewis is a frequent commentator on cable television and radio, a political contributor for CNN as of 2016, with multiple appearances on Real Time with Bill Maher. Since February 2009, he has represented the conservative viewpoint on Bloggingheads.tv's weekly discussion of U.S. politics, opposite Bill Scher.
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