Speaker profile: Jim Geraghty

Senior Political Coorespondent
National Review

Jim Geraghty is National Review’s senior political correspondent and was named CPAC’s “Journalist of the Year” in 2015. That year, he also won the Young Conservatives Coalition’s William F. Buckley award. He writes the “Morning Jolt” e-mail newsletter, which has more than 290,000 subscribers, and contributes to NRO’s Corner blog.

He’s the author of Heavy Lifting with Cam Edwards, the novel The Weed Agency (a Washington Post bestseller) and Voting to Kill. A CNN International commentator, Jim appears on CNN’s At This Hour and Fox News’ MediaBuzz as well as other cable news programs. He co-hosts a pair of podcasts, one daily on politics with Greg Corombus entitled The Three Martini Lunch (which is averaging 300,000 downloads a month) and one on pop culture with Mickey White, which just surpassed 150,000 downloads.

Jim spent two years in Ankara, Turkey working as a foreign correspondent and studying anti-Americanism, democratization, Islam, Middle East politics, and U.S. diplomacy efforts, appearing in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Sun, The Washington Times and The Washington Examiner. He covered violent protests over the Muhammad cartoons, avian flu outbreaks, and Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Ankara. He also covered national elections in Great Britain and Germany, and has reported from Egypt, Italy, Israel, Spain, and Jordan over the years.

In 2008, Best Life magazine called Jim one of “the 10 most important voices to listen to this election cycle.” His “Kerry Spot” blog was awarded for having the “Best Political Dirt” by WashingtonPost.com in 2004, and the London Times praised his “killer insight” in that election cycle.

Earlier in his career, his reporting appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Denver Post, Detroit Free Press, Bergen Record, the Dallas Morning News, Congressional Quarterly, and the now-departed websites Policy.com and IntellectualCapital.com. He lives in the spider-infested neighborhood nicknamed "Authenticity Woods" in Fairfax County, Virginia.