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Deroy Murdock is a syndicated columnist with The Scripps Howard News Service and a contributing editor with National Review Online.

Mr. Murdock has shared his views with the public since he won a 1979 city-wide contest for editorial writing as a student journalist in his hometown of Los Angeles. While a junior at Georgetown University, from which he graduated with a degree in Government in 1986, Mr. Murdock began writing political commentary for the Washington Times. Since then, the list of publications to which he regularly contributes his column, "This Opinion Just In...," and other articles has grown to include the New York Post, Orange County Register, Dallas Morning News, Boston Herald, Insight and many more. You can find most of Mr. Murdock's recent columns at

In July, 1996, he helped launch MSNBC as an on-air commentator. Previously, Mr. Murdock was On-Air Investigator and substitute host with "Damn Right," a nightly public affairs TV program produced by Tele-Communications, Inc. He also has appeared on ABC's "Nightline," the "NBC Nightly News," CNN, Fox News Channel, C-Span and "Politically Incorrect." He has been interviewed on the CBS Radio Network and dozens of local radio shows.

Deroy Murdock is a contributor to Economic Strategy and National Security (Westview Press/Council on Foreign Relations, 2000), The Race Card: White Guilt, Black Resentment and the Assault on Truth and Justice (Forum, 1997), Black and Right: The Bold New Voice of Black Conservatives in America (Praeger, 1997) and The Third Generation: Young Conservatives Look to the Future (Regnery-Gateway, 1987). Since 1980, he has participated in seven national conventions of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Mr. Murdock also served on the 1980 and 1984 Reagan for President campaigns and worked for U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) before earning an MBA from New York University in 1989. He was a communications consultant to Steve Forbes' 2000 presidential campaign.

Mr. Murdock focuses much of his attention on fiscal matters. He has exposed government waste, decried spiraling taxes and otherwise turned a harsh light on the ever-expanding state. Mr. Murdock also comments on political corruption, global economics, electoral politics and race relations, among other issues. His article on an embattled North Carolina charter school won a 1998 Benjamin Fine Award for Outstanding Education Reporting. In addition, Mr. Murdock has written on foreign affairs. He has reported from such far-flung datelines as Buenos Aires, Havana, Johannesburg, Moscow, San Salvador and Shanghai.

As a Senior Fellow of the Fairfax, Va.-based Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Mr. Murdock has lectured on economics and politics in Bogota and Budapest, among other venues, and advises free-market think tanks in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia. He regularly addresses college audiences as a faculty member at Institute for Humane Studies seminars.

Mr. Murdock is a co-founder and National Board member of Third Millennium, a New York-based educational and political advocacy group launched by concerned Americans born after 1960. In this capacity, he has advocated market-based reform of Social Security before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and championed medical savings accounts and other generationally-equitable public policies in numerous media and speaking forums. He is on the National Advisory Board of Project 21, an organization dedicated to promoting free-market solutions within America's black communities. Mr. Murdock also is a Media Fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers, the Cato Institute's Advisory Board on Social Security Privatization, the American-Swiss Foundation, the American Council on Germany and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Beyond his journalistic and public-policy pursuits, Deroy Murdock is President of Loud & Clear Communications, a Manhattan-based marketing and media consultancy. It provides publicity and promotional services to businesses and non-profit organizations.


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