Before being named editor of "Public Eye" in July, 2005 I had been the editor of The Hotline, Washington D.C.'s premier daily online political news source, since 2002. Before assuming day-to-day responsibilities of that publication, I served as The Hotline's TV Editor from 1998 to 2002. In addition to managing the daily publication, I also wrote "Talking Heads," a weekly column explaining how the press covers Washington. I authored that column for more than six years, between 1999 and 2005.
While at The Hotline, I was a regular guest on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" and frequently discussed campaign news and events on shows such as PBS' "The McLaughlin Group," Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" and MSNBC's "Hardball." In addition, I frequently appeared on CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel as a political analyst and was a regular guest on ABC radio's "John Batchelor Show."
Prior to 1998, I worked as an associate producer for the public affairs show, "Fox News Sunday" and for Fox News Channel from 1997 to '98. I also worked as an associate producer for the CBS News Election and Survey unit, where I contributed to the network's coverage of the 1996 presidential campaign, as well as election night broadcasts, working at the network from 1995 through the 1997 inauguration.
Prior to working in television, I started at The Hotline in the midst of the 1992 presidential election and stayed on to cover the 1994 midterm congressional elections. My practical political experience came with a short, but intense, stint as the deputy press secretary for Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign.
I was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., and largely grew up in a small farming and ranching community just east of that city, with several years spent in Alaska. I studied history at the University of Colorado in Boulder. My wife, Lisa, and I live in Alexandria, Va., with our three children.