John Avlon is senior columnist for Newsweek and the Daily Beast as well as a CNN contributor. He is the author of Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics as well as Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America. Previously, he was a columnist and associate editor for the New York Sun and chief speechwriter for New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
After the attacks of September 11th, 2001, he and his team were responsible for writing the eulogies for all firefighters and police officers murdered in the destruction of the World Trade Center. Avlon’s essay on the attacks, “The Resilient City” concluded the anthology Empire City: New York through the Centuries and won acclaim as “the single best essay written in the wake of 9/11.”
Avlon has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, PBS, and C-Span. He has spoken at the Kennedy School of Government, the Citadel, the State Department’s visiting journalist program, and civic organizations around the nation.
In a profile, author Stephen Marshall wrote “Avlon talks about politics the way ESPN anchors wrap up sports highlights.” Columnist Kathleen Parker wrote, “Americans who are fed up with the Ann Coulter/Michael Moore school of debate and are looking for someone to articulate a commonsense, middle path, may have found their voice in John Avlon.”
Jesse Angelo is Editor-in-Chief of The Daily, which launched in February 2011 as the first national news brand built from scratch for the iPad and other emerging platforms. He is also Executive Editor of the New York Post. He arrived at the Post in 1999 and after stints reporting news, gossip and business, he was appointed Metropolitan Editor in June 2001 at age 27. Angelo directed the paper’s news coverage for almost a decade — through the 9/11 terror attacks, the two wars that followed, the 2003 Northeast blackout and countless classic Post stories. He also oversaw the Post’s website and the creation of its popular iPad app. A native New Yorker, Angelo worked as a reporter for The Sun in London and the Daily Telegraph in Sydney before joining the Post. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College. Visit The Daily at www.thedaily.com.
Prior to joining NY1, Louis was a Daily News columnist from 2004 to 2010, writing on a range of political and social affairs and serving on the paper’s editorial board. He also hosted a weekday talk show on AM1600 WWRL and was named the city’s Best Columnist & Radio Show Host by the Village Voice in 2010. Prior to joining the Daily News, Louis was Associate Editor of the New York Sun, where he published columns from 2002 to 2004. He is a CNN Contributor. Find out more about Errol Louis at this link