Who’s Who in Conservative Media – theRighting (2024)

A highly subjective listing of the movers and shakers in the world of right-wing media.This list will be updated throughout the year.

Ailes, Roger

Arguably the most powerful person in the history of conservative media. Founder of Fox News in 1996 until his inglorious departure in 2016. Died in 2017 but his influence is still alive today in politics and media.

Anglin, Andrew

Founder of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. (See The Atlantic’s profile The Making of an America Nazi)

Attkisson, Sharyl

Former journalist for several television news outlets including CNN, CBS and PBS. Also author and host and investigative reporter for Sinclair’s weekly tv news program “Full Measurewith Sharyl Attkisson.”

Beale, Theodore

Founder of the alt-right website Vox Day.

Beck, Glenn

Dramatic and controversy-courting television and radio talk show host best known for his audience-pleasing stints at CNN’s HLN and Fox News Channel, which he left in 2011. Prolific author of nonfiction books including “Liars: How Progressives Exploit Our Fears for Power and Control.”

Berry, Porter

Editor-in-chief and vice president, Fox News Digital. Former executive producer of “Hannity.”

Black, Conrad

Former Canadian press baron accused of swindling his company Hollinger of $60 million. He was sentenced to six years in prison but was pardoned by President Trump (New York Times story). Contributes to several conservative news outlets including American Greatness, Newsmax and National Review. Author of “Donald Trump: a President Like No Other.”

Bluey, Rob

Bluey wears two hats for the right-titling Heritage Foundation. He’s executive editor of The Daily Signal. And Bluey is also the Foundation’s vice president, communications. He was formerly executive editor, HumanEvents.com.

Bolyard, Paula

Managing editor, PJ Media

Bongino, Dan

Former Secret Service agent turned conservative political commentator, radio show host and podcaster. Operates his own aggregation website.

Bozell, Brent

Outspoken prolific conservative leader who has founded many right-leaning organizations including the Parents Television council, the Media Research Center, NewsBusters and CNS News. He is the author of several nonfiction books including “Whitewash: What the Media Won’t Tell You About Hillary Clinton, but Conservatives Will.”

Briganti, Irena

The powerful head of corporation communication for the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.

Bruce, Tammy

Conservative talk radio host, Washington Times columnist and Fox News on-air political contributor. She addresses a variety of groups with her speech “How conservative media empowers women, gays and blacks.”

Buchanan, Pat

Prominent conservative commentator, television analyst and nonfiction author since the 1970s. Served Presidents Nixon and Reagan. Twice ran as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. Operates his own right-leaning website Buchanan.org.

Buskirk, Chris

Editor and publisher of American Greatness. Contributing writer to several publications including The New York Times and The Washington Post. Author of American Greatness: How Conservatism, Inc. Missed the 2016 Election and What the D.C. Establishment Needs to Learn.

Carlson, Tucker

Multi-platform, highly productive conservative commentator who anchors Fox News’ prime time daily program “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” He began writing for the now-defunct Weekly Standard in the 90s and worked as co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire” from 2000 to 2005. Carlson also had a talk show for three years on MSNBC. In 2010, he launched his own website the Daily Caller with former Dick Cheney aide Neil Patel (which he sold in June 2020).

Carr, Howie

Caustic and clever, Carr is a conservative institution in New England. He hosts a radio talk show broadcast throughout the region, writes a column for the Boston Herald.

Carter, Sara

Prominent Fox News contributor with her own website. Formerly worked a senior national security correspondent for Circa News and has written for a number of mainstream and conservative media outlets including the Washington Examiner, the Washington Times and USA Today.

Cernovich, Mike

Controversial political commentator and social media personality with a far-right following. He helped spread the erroneous claims that Hillary Clinton was involved in a pedophile ring in pizzeria’s basem*nt. (See 2016 New Yorker profile.)

Continetti, Matthew

Ivy League-educated founding editor of the Washington Free Beacon. Married to Anne Elizabeth Kristol, daughter of William Kristol. Former Opinion Editor of the now defunct Weekly Standard. Author of several nonfiction books including his latest, The Right.

Coulter, Ann

Prominent and fearless conservative talking head, syndicated columnist and best-selling author who has been part of the right-wing pundocracy since the late 90s.

Crowder, Steve

American-Canadian podcaster, YouTuber and comedian. Hosts the popular podcast “Louder with Crowder.”

D’Souza, Dinesh

Controversial Indian-born filmmaker and best-selling author including 2020’s The United States of Socialism. According to his website, D’Souza’s feature-length film,“Hillary’s America,” is responsible for contributing to Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016 to Donald Trump. Was sentenced in 2014 for illegal campaign contributions but was later pardoned by President Trump.

Dobbs, Lou

Outspoken former conservative anchor of Fox Business News’ daily program “Lou Dobbs Tonight.” Helped launched CNN in 1980 and eventually rose to executive vice president and anchor of “Moneyline with Lou Dobbs.” Known for having Trump’s ear and his anti-immigration views.

Dolan, Christopher

President and executive editor, The Washington Times.

Domenech, Ben

Co-founder and publisher of The Federalist. Married to Meghan McCain (see Women’s Health profile).

Douthat, Ross

Conservative New York Times columnist

Dupree, Wayne

Host of the Wayne Dupree Show and founder of Wayne Dupree Media. USAF Veteran Operation Desert Storm/Shield and Christian constitutional conservative.

Fitton, Tom

President of the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. Author of numerous books alleging corruption in government.

Geller, Pam

Outspoken and staunchly anti-Muslim blogger who publishes The Geller Report. Author of several books including Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.

Gigot, Paul

Right-tilting editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal.

Giles, Doug

The force behind the conservative Clash Daily website as well as the co-host of the podcast Warriors and Wildmen. Giles has a website devoted to his art, which features a painting of Donald Trump holding a rifle and a dead dove. Giles is also the author of puss*fication: the Effeminization of the American Male.

Gingrich, Newt

Former GOP Speaker of the House of Representatives. Writes a nationally syndicated column, host of “Newt’s World” podcast and Fox News contributor. Author of 40 book including “Understanding Trump” and “Trump’s America: The Truth About Our Nation’s Great Comeback.”

Goldberg, Bernard

Quirky and award-winning conservative television news reporter who has work CBS News, Fox News and HBO Sports (currently). He has written several best-selling books including A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (and Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media.

Goldberg, Jonah

Prolific conservative writer and political analyst. Former senior editor of National Review for more than two decades. Founding editor of The Dispatch. Son of literary agent Lucianne Goldberg (see Tripp, Linda; Lewinsky, Monica).

Goodwin, Michael

Outspoken, conservative columnist for the New York Post. Also a Fox News contributor.

Gorka, Sebastian

Hosts “America First with Sebastian Gorka” on Salem Radio network. Former Fox News contributor and ex-Deputy Assistant to President Trump.

Gruber, Steve

Conservative talk show host with a strong following in Michigan.

Gurdon, Hugo

Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Examiner.

Gutfeld, Greg

Host of the popular, humor-flavored Fox News Channel daily program “Gutfeld!” at 11 p.m. ET each weekday night. Read Washington Post 2022 profile “Greg Gutfeld Rides His Late Night Comedy Show to the Top of Fox News.”

Hannity, Sean

Highly influential host of cable’s leading prime time television program “Hannity” on Fox News. He is also host of the “Sean Hannity Radio Show” broadcast to more than 500 radio stations. Hannity is the author of two books including “Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War Against of Liberty Over Liberalism.”

Harrington, Liz

Spokesperson for former president Trump (as of October 2021). Previously was top spokesperson for the RNC and editor-in-chief of Steve Bannon’s War Room.

Hemingway, Mollie

Senior editor of The Federalist and contributor to Fox News.

Herring, Robert

CEO of One America News Network. (See 2020 OANN television interview and 2019 Business Insider article.)

Hoft, Jim

Founder and editor, The Gateway Pundit

Ingraham, Laura

Host of the “The Laura Ingraham Podcast” and Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle.” The former lawyer has also written several best-selling nonfiction books.

Jarrett, Gregg

The former defense attorney works as a legal analyst for Fox News. Author of the best-selling “The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump.”

Johnson, Eliana

Fast-rising conservative journalist who joined the Washington Free Beacon in the fall of 2019 as editor-in-chief (see BuzzFeed story). Previously worked at Politico, National Review and Fox News as a producer for Sean Hannity.

Johnson, Scott

Minnesota attorney who is co-founder of conservative Power Line blog. Father of Eliana Johnson.

Jones, Alex

Considered one of America’s most prominent and controversial, hard-right conspiracy theorists. Owner of Infowars website where he has a daily radio show. Famously believes that Sandy Hook was staged (see Business Insider story).

Kassam, Raheem

Far-right commentator. Former editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London and former chief adviser to former UK Brexit leader Nigel Farage.

Kelly, Greg

Anchor of popular Newsmax daily news program “Greg Kelly Reports,” which promotes his far-right views.

Kilmeade, Brian

Co-host of Fox News’ “Fox and Friends. Also host of the nationally syndicated “The Brian Kilmeade Show” on Fox News radio.

Kristol, William

Editor-at-large for TheBulwark. Founder of the now-defunct The Weekly Stand. Appears regularly on television and radio as a conservative commentator. Former chief of staff to VP Dan Quayle. Host of the Conversations with Bill Kristol podcast.

Lahren, Tomi

Her lecture agency positions her as America’s youngest political commentator (age 26 in 2020). The critic of liberals has had on-camera roles at Fox News and One America News Network and appears on the streaming platform Fox Nation.

Levin, Mark

Former chief of staff for Attorney General Ed Meese, Levin now hosts the nationally syndicated radio program “The Mark Levin Show.” Also anchors the television program “Life, Liberty & Levin” on Fox News.

Levin, Yuval

Founding editor of the quarterly conservative publication National Affairs.

Lifson, Thomas

Editor and publisher of American Thinker.

Limbaugh, David

Younger brother of Russ Limbaugh and a force in conservative media in his own right. Nationally syndicated columnist and political commentator. Writes for a variety of right-wing outlets.

Limbaugh, Rush

Anchor, since 1988, of the successful national radio program “The Russ Limbaugh Show.” Known for his strong conservative views, outspoken opinions and biting humor. Recipient in 2020 of the Presidential Medal of Honor.Died February 2021.

Lowry, Rich

Editor of the National Review since 1997.

Malkin, Michelle

Fox News contributor and widely published conservative columnist.

Marlow, Alex

Editor-in-chief of the Breitbart News Network.

McCarthy, Andrew

Contributing editor at the National Review and also writes for PJ Media and The New Criterion. Former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney in New York and author of several books including “The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America.”

Mercola, Dr. Joseph

Prolific and crusading anti-vaxxer writer. (See TheRighting’s profile.)

Moon, Josh

He is the former administrator of 8chan, a forum considered a platform for white nationalist screeds. He is now the owner of Kiwi Farms, known for anti-trans stalker. Considered the most influential disseminator of Covid-19 misinformation, according to The New York Times. Prolific writer who has authored 15 books and continues to provide commentary for many media outlets including NOQ Report.

O’Reilly, Bill

Achieved global fame hosting “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News where he was known for his aggressive style of interviewing subjects and his outspoken language. Left the network in 2017 after charges of sexual harassment. He is also a columnist and author of several best-selling books, nonfiction and fiction.

Patel, Neil

Co-founder of the Daily Caller and former policy advisor to Dick Cheney.

Peterson, Jordan

Influential conservative Canadian professor with a popular podcast. He is known for tackling political correctness.

Podhoretz, John

Editor of Commentary magazine and a leading conservative commentator. Former speechwriter for George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan.

Prager, Dennis

Conservative radio talk show host and nationally syndicated columnist whose work has appeared in a number of media outlets including the National Review and Bernardgoldberg.com. Founder of PragerU, a company that produces conservative-oriented videos about politics, economics and philosophy.

Prosobiec, Jack

One of the most vocal promoters via social media of the Pizzagate conspiracy. Now affiliated with One America News.

Reagan, Michael

Eldest son of President Ronald Reagan and his first wife Jane Wyman. Former conservative radio talk show host and currently writes for a variety of media outlets including Newsmax.

Rion, Chanel

Chief White House correspondent for OANN known for reporting favorably about President Trump.

Rubin, Jennifer

Conservative columnist for The Washington Post.

Ruddy, Chris

CEO of Newsmax. Often called upon by mainstream media to help explain President Trump’s behavior and actions.

Savage, Michael

Popular conservative radio talk show host and podcaster. Claims to have been instrumental in the populist movement that resulted in the election of Donald Trump as president.

Schlichter, Kurt

Colorful, ultra-opinionated, often funny, and never dull columnist for Townhall. Also a trial lawyer, novelist, retired Army colonel and ex-standup comic (which often shows in his writing). (See profile from The Outline.)

Scott, Suzanne

CEO, Fox News media, which includes the Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox News digital, Fox News Radio and the streamer Fox Nation.

Shapiro, Ben

Considered one of the leading voices for conservative millennials. Host of “The Ben Shapiro” radio show on Westwood One. Editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire and author of eight books.

Spicer, Sean

Former Trump press secretary who now hosts Spicer & Co on Newsmax TV.

Starnes, Todd

Radio commentator, nationally syndicated columnist, author and proprietor of his own website. He frequently speaks to Christian audiences. He has been called one of the top Evangelical Christian influencers in the 2016 presidential election.

Stephens, Bret

Conservative New York Times op-ed columnist. Previously worked at the Wall Street Journal. Won Pulitzer in 2013.

Swift, Jim

Senior editor, The Bulwark. Former tax staffer for members of the House and Senate.

Thomas, Cal

Widely syndicated conservative columnist. Provides daily commentary on the Salem radio network and is also frequent guest on Fox News. Author of several nonfiction books.

Toto, Christian

Editor-in-chief of the website Hollywood-in-Toto, which looks at the entertainment industry from a conservative viewpoint. Also contributes to a number of other right-wing media outlets.

Tyrrell, Emmett Jr.

Founder and editor-in-chief The American Spectator

Watson, Paul Joseph

Right-wing Brit with a long association with Infowars. Known for his conspiracy theories. Large social media presence.

Weinstein, Jamie

Conservative political commentator and host of the Jamie Weinstein podcast. Married to libertarian and conservative writer Michelle Fields.

West, Allen

Fox News contributor, Townhall columnist and book author. Former U.S. member of Congress, combat veteran and Christian constitutional conservative.

Will, George

Leading conservative voice for decades, writing mainly in the Washington Post and Newsweek. Winner of Pulitzer Prize. Most famous conservative Chicago cubs fan.

Yiannopoulus, Milo

Conservative provocateur and controversy magnet. Held senior editorial position at Breitbart until 2017.

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