Matt Lewis

Senior Columnist for the Daily Beast, Author of “Too Dumb to Fail”
Matt Lewis
  • Named one of the “50 Best Conservative Columnists” for three consecutive years
  • Brings funny, off-the-cuff style to the current political landscape
  • Honestly evaluates the future of the Republican Party

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Matt K. Lewis is a senior columnist for the Daily Beast, a CNN political commentator, and 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 is also a contributing editor for and a former senior contributor for the Daily Caller. Previously, Matt served as a columnist for AOL’s Politics Daily, and before that as a blogger for He is exclusively represented by Leading Authorities, Inc. speakers bureau.

RightWingNews named Matt one of the “50 Best Conservative Columnists” in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The American Conservative Union named him the "2012 CPAC Blogger of the Year". Business Insider named Matt one of the 50 “Pundits You Need To Pay Attention To Between Now And The Election” in 2011. Additionally, the Young Conservatives Coalition’s selected Matt as a recipient of their second annual “Buckley Award” in 2011.

Matt’s work has also appeared in outlets such as GQ, POLITICO, and the Guardian—and he has been quoted or cited by major media outlets including New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and the Associated Press. As a commentator, Matt has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, C-SPAN, ABC’s Nightline, and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.

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