Matt Lewis


Journalist, Writer, CNN Commentator




Matt Lewis is a senior columnist at The Daily Beast, a CNN political commentator, and the author of the book Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution to Win Elections (And How It Can Reclaim Its Conservative Roots). 

He also hosts the popular podcast Matt Lewis & The News, and co-hosts The DMZ show on Bloggingheads.TV.

Matt’s work has appeared in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, GQ, and The Washington Post—and he has been quoted or cited by major media outlets including New York Magazine, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

Matt grew up in Frederick County, Maryland, and graduated from Shepherd College (now University) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. He lives with his wife and children in Alexandria, Virginia.