Hosts


Rob Finnerty

Host of Wake Up America

Prior to joining Newsmax, Rob served as an anchor and reporter on CBS affiliate WTSP in Tampa, Florida, covering everything from major hurricanes to Florida’s transition from a swing state to a red state with two Republican senators and a Republican governor for the first time in over a century.

Rob studied communications at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He was hired out of college by WEEI Sports Radio in Boston, hosting the Red Sox Pre-Game Show and the Celtics Halftime Show. He made the transition to television as a sports anchor and reporter at NBC’s NECN, where he covered the biggest events in sports, including the World Series and the NBA Finals.

With his real passion being news and politics, Rob was tapped as morning anchor at KBAK/KBFX in Bakersfield, California, in 2013 and he quickly became the go-to talent for political coverage.

He also was the only local reporter allowed into the Santa Monica, California apartment where notorious South Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger lived while he was on the run from the FBI.

In addition, he worked as morning anchor and host of KCTV’s daily talk show "Better Kansas City," where he interviewed celebrities, newsmakers and other movers and shakers.

Rob lives in Connecticut with his family, and can be followed on Twitter @FinnertyUSA.

Weekdays 6:30am ET

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Shaun Kraisman & Emma Rechenberg

Host of National Report

Shaun Kraisman, an Emmy-nominated television news anchor, reporter and host, joined Newsmax in January, 2020. Based at the network’s New York City studio headquarters, Kraisman is currently the anchor for American Agenda, airing live every weekday morning.

Prior to being hired by Newsmax, Kraisman was a weekday evening anchor in New Orleans from 2016 through 2019. During his time in the “Big Easy,” he received two regional Emmy nominations, both for “Best Evening Newscast.”

Kraisman’s experience has taken him all over the country and around the globe. In November 2019, Kraisman had the privilege of travelling to Seoul, South Korea, teaching broadcast journalism for the Far East Journalism Conference, educating select high school seniors considering broadcast news as a career.

Prior to his work in New Orleans, Kraisman worked in Southwest Florida as a morning and noon anchor for WINK-TV in Fort Myers.

Kraisman also worked in Dayton, Ohio, for several years as an evening anchor and host of Living Dayton, an hour-long live lifestyle show.

With a Bachelor Degree in Communication from the College of Charleston and an Associate Degree in Radio/TV Broadcasting, he began his TV career on the ground floor, working in Charleston, South Carolina, as a production assistant, audio director, photographer, news reporter, and fill-in traffic anchor. While Kraisman has had serious news positions throughout his career, many may remember him from a much lighter moment, on the premiere of the 11th season of American Idol on which he was dubbed “Ryan Seacrest’s Doppelgänger.”

Kraisman’s strong passion for connecting and engaging with people carries over to the stage. He was fortunate enough to work for the Miss America Organization as a four-time host for the Miss Illinois State competition. He also served as a guest judge for the Miss Capital City competition in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kraisman served as a presenter for the 2018 Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards in Orlando.

Kraisman has also been honored to emcee several events for charitable organizations, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, and the National MS Society. He resides in New York City.


Emma Rechenberg is an Emmy award-winning journalist who covers breaking news and politics for Newsmax TV.

She has previously reported for NBC affiliate television stations in Missouri and Minnesota. In 2018, she received the Upper Midwest Emmy Awards for her breaking news reports and weekday noon newscast. She has interviewed U.S. Senators, state governors, local lawmakers, legal analysts, medical professionals, business executives, Olympic athletes, and environmental advocates.

Emma is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri (Mizzou) — one of the top-ranked journalism schools in the nation. She is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and cherishes her visits with family in America’s heartland.

Weekdays 9am ET

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John Bachman

Host of John Bachman Now

John Bachman joined Newsmax Media after more than a decade working as a producer, anchor and reporter in Atlanta, Augusta, GA and West Palm Beach Florida television markets. He’s also covered special assignments for CBS News, CNN, and Fox.

Bachman met Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy while on assignment covering an appearance of former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin at the company’s Florida headquarters in 2011.

After that initial conversation with Ruddy, Bachman pursued a job at Newsmax. The rest, as they say, is history.

Since joining Newsmax in 2011, Bachman has traveled the country and won an award for a documentary he wrote and produced for Newsmax to commemorate 40 American Heroes – which coincided with a special edition of Newsmax Magazine.

He loves to give politicians a hard time during interviews and enjoys covering politics and news from “outside the beltway” – a perspective he shares with most of America.

When he’s not reading or covering the latest political news, John enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, fishing and surfing.

Weekdays 12pm ET

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Bob Sellers

Host of American Agenda

Bob Sellers is an Emmy-winning journalist with more than two decades experience covering local and national news. At WSMV-TV in Nashville, he won an Emmy in 2010 for his coverage of the historic floods that devastated the area. Bob has worked in markets such as San Antonio, Nashville Seattle, and Washington DC.

Previously at Fox News Channel, Bob anchored “Fox News Live” and reported live from Baghdad during the Iraq War. He also anchored three hours a day on CNBC following the history making financial markets and interviewing business leaders such as Jeff Bezos, Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban and many others. At CNBC, he co-hosted “Today’s Business” and “Market Watch,” and filled in as anchor on “Squawk Box” and “Power Lunch.”

As a teenager, Sellers was a star athlete and was drafted by the Kansas City Royals out of high school, but did not sign. Instead, he attended the University of Virginia on a baseball scholarship, majoring in government and foreign affairs.

Bob is also author of the book, Forbes Best Business Mistakes: How Today's Top Business Leaders Turned Missteps into Success, and is on the Board of Advisors for the Media Studies Department at the University of Virginia (which he attended on a baseball scholarship). Bob and his wife Anna have been married 24 years and have twin daughters.

Weekdays 2pm ET

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Eric Bolling

Host of Eric Bolling The Balance

Acclaimed television host and best-selling author Eric Bolling joined Newsmax in June, 2021 and is the host of “Eric Bolling The Balance” which airs weekdays at 4 PM ET.

Throughout his extensive media career, Bolling has connected with viewers by focusing on the core issues they face every day. He’s enjoyed massive ratings success as a host on shows, such as “The Five,” “Cashin’ In,” and “Fast Money.”

Most recently, Bolling hosted a popular talk show called “America This Week With Eric Bolling.” The show aired weekly across the Sinclair broadcast platform of 200 stations.

At Fox News, Bolling was its most visible and popular guest host, sitting in for Bill O’Reilly more than 200 times and guest hosting for top-rated “Hannity” more than 70 times.

After a brief attempt at playing professional baseball (he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates), Bolling started his working career as a commodities trader, rising quickly to the most active independent natural gas trader in the world. He was named among Trader Monthly’sTop 100 and received their Man of the Year Award.

He served on the board of the New York Mercantile Exchange for five years and helped orchestrate the Merc’s IPO, which in 2006, was the largest IPO in history.

In 2016, he published his New York Times best seller Wake Up America and followed that success with another best seller, The Swamp, an exposé of Washington’s culture of corruption.

Bolling has never shied from confronting important—and sometimes uncomfortable—topics to inform and make people’s lives better.

In 2017, he experienced the loss of his son Eric Chase to the deadly opioid fentanyl. To honor his son and educate the nation about what he says is “the worst drug crisis in American history,” Bolling created The Eric Chase Foundation. Recently, the foundation partnered with GOYA Foods and Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers to expand its increasing efforts.

Weekdays 4pm ET

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Chris Salcedo

Host of The Chris Salcedo Show

Chris Salcedo is a veteran broadcaster, author and a political analyst. The Chris Salcedo Shows can be heard on AM 700 KSEV, Houston and on 820 AM WBAP in Dallas/Fort Worth, right before the great Rush Limbaugh Show. You can also watch your "Liberty Loving Latino," on Newsmax TV at 8 AM to 10 AM Eastern.

A graduate of San Diego State University, Chris got started in radio in news and traffic. From there he began his career in television doing weather on XETV, San Diego’s Fox 6. Chris has filled in for the nationally syndicated Glenn Beck, Andrea Tantaros and Roger Hedgecock radio shows.

Chris's news experience extends past being one of the few weather men in the nation to do a hard-hitting story on Social Security. He was a news anchor in the 5th largest TV market in the nation at CBS11/TXA 21 in DALLAS/FORT WORTH. Chris moved to Washington D.C. to take an anchor position on the nationally syndicated America’s Radio News Network. Currently, Chris is the executive Director of the Conservative Hispanic Society.

Weekdays 5pm ET

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Sean Spicer & Lyndsay Keith

Host of Spicer & Co.

Sean Spicer’s political career began long before the former White House Press Secretary made his mark as one of the most recognized staffers in the Trump administration. Sean built a decades-long career in Republican politics, witnessing and shaping the inner workings of Washington, DC, from every vantage point – as a House of Representatives communicator, heading up incumbent retention at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, in George W. Bush’s White House as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, as the Chief Strategist and Director of Communications at the Republican National Committee, top advisor to presidential campaigns, and of course, White House Press Secretary. Sean made his way up through the ranks and has experience at every level in Washington. Few are as well-equipped as Sean to pull back the curtain and dissect what’s really happening in the nation’s capital.

After Trump became the Republican nominee, Sean split his time between his role at the RNC and on the Trump campaign in an advisory capacity. Sean played a pivotal role in the party’s improbable wins across the country that November. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Briefing, which sheds light on the headline-grabbing Trump administration’s first year as well as the 2016 campaign and his time in Washington. Sean also serves as a spokesman and senior advisor to the America First Action SuperPAC, the only SuperPAC sanctioned by the President. In August 2019, President Trump announced Sean’s appointment to the Board of Visitors at the US Naval Academy.

Sean is a Rhode Island native and Connecticut College graduate. He also holds a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and serves as a commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. A husband and father of two, he resides in Virginia but remains a loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.


Lyndsay Keith is the co-host of ‘Spicer & Co.,’ Newsmax TV’s dynamic new political talk show starring former White House communications director Sean Spicer. Prior to joining Newsmax, Lyndsay served as Deputy Communications Director of the Republican National Committee.

Lyndsay is a graduate of Liberty University with a Master’s Degree in Media Communications. She started her career in broadcast journalism during graduate school as a reporter for the Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN), where she co-anchored a nightly sports show, “Game On.” Lyndsay has worked in a diversity of communications, marketing, and media arenas, including the Mitt Romney presidential campaign.

Weekdays 6pm ET

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Greg Kelly

Host of Greg Kelly Reports

Greg Kelly is a television personality, journalist and military veteran. He was the co-host of Good Day New York on Fox 5 for almost a decade, reporting the news and interviewing notable figures from the world of politics, law enforcement, education and entertainment.

Prior to hosting Good Day New York, Kelly was an anchor and correspondent for the Fox News Channel (FNC). Kelly joined FNC in 2002 and went on to serve as a White House correspondent from 2005-2007. He has also covered the war in Iraq extensively, including four long-term assignments in Baghdad.

During the 2003 invasion, he was embedded with the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade. He was the first television reporter to deliver live pictures of U.S. forces infiltrating Baghdad, as well as exclusive reports of the storming of Saddam Hussein’s presidential palace.

Before joining FNC, Kelly was a reporter for New York 1 News, where he covered New York City politics and the September 11th attacks. He started his career in journalism as an anchor and reporter for News Channel 34, the ABC affiliate in Binghamton, New York.

Prior to this, Kelly spent nine years as an attack pilot in the United States Marine Corps. He specialized in flying the AV-8B Harrier jet. During his military service he amassed 158 aircraft carrier landings and flew over Iraq in Operation Southern Watch, enforcing the United Nations imposed “No-Fly Zone.” A licensed commercial pilot, he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserves.

Weekdays 7pm ET

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Grant Stinchfield

Host of Stinchfield

As the host of "Stinchfield" on Newsmax TV Grant has made it his mission to expose liberal lunacy and the ills of socialism. Our American way of life is under attack. It is our job to defend it.

Each day on Newsmax, Grant focuses on the issues important to freedom-loving Americans. He's made a career of exposing government waste, fraud and abuse. And as a former four time Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter, Grant provides a unique insight into media bias and how the mainstream media actually operates. Grant spent 20 years working for local TV stations starting in Missoula, MT and ending in Dallas, TX.

After an unsuccessful bid for Congress, Cumulus Media asked Grant to host an afternoon drive conservative talk program on 570 KLIF in Dallas. He also helped the NRA launch NRATV where he hosted a firearms version of "Stinchfield."

As an avid sportsman and firearms enthusiast, Grant has made it one of his top missions to defend the Second Amendment. He's been around firearms since he was a child and, whether it was trapshooting with his father or running a tactical course with law enforcement, his love of guns and personal defense is often a common theme on his program.

Grant is also a successful entrepreneur. He has founded, bought and sold numerous businesses. He currently runs a long-haul trucking company located in Dallas, Texas.

Weekdays 8pm ET

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Steve Cortes and Jenn Pellegrino

Host of Cortes & Pellegrino

Steve Cortes, former Trump presidential advisor, commentator, and financial expert, co-hosts with former White House Correspondent Jenn Pellegrino on “Cortes & Pellegrino.”

Every weekday night, they confront and tackle issues that affect Americans.

  • Washington’s permanent political class
  • Big business monopolies
  • The increasing threat of “woke”
progressivism

Steve and Jenn understand the heartbeat of the hard-working people of this country and will tell their important stories.

One of the segments in “Cortes & Pellegrino” is a continuation of Cortes’s popular Chalk Talks, which were a viral success during the 2020 Presidential Campaign.

There also is a recurring ‘Battle for America’ segment to promote the amazing stories of regular citizens, who have overcome the disastrous policies of the ruling class, such as open borders, critical race theory, and censorship.

Before joining Newsmax, Steve served as an advisor and television spokesperson for the 2020 Trump campaign and played a major role in the stunning electoral gains conservatives made among Hispanics, especially along the Rio Grande border region of Texas.

As a White House correspondent for OAN, Jenn covered President Trump. She previously worked at Fox News and QVC.

Weekdays 9pm ET

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Rob Schmitt

Host of Rob Schmitt Tonight

A native of Carmel, Indiana, Schmitt graduated from the prestigious Indiana University Ernie Pyle School of Journalism, quickly proving his talent for digging up scoops and breaking major news stories. Most recently Schmitt anchored “Fox & Friends First” and was a co-anchor for “Fox Nation.”

He worked his way up from local news stations to network positions at ABC, CBS, NBC and the Fox News Channel covering such stories as the fast-spreading California wildfires and killer hurricanes Harvey, Gustav and Hanna.

Schmitt was on the ground 48 hours after an earthquake decimated Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people. He also covered the deportation of Nazi death camp guard 95-year-old Jakiw Palij who was discovered living in Queens, New York.

Schmitt’s variety of experiences in large and small media markets give him a unique perspective on the news business. He understands and identifies with Americans living in areas that are often deemed “flyover states” by coastal elitists.

Weekdays 10pm ET

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Nancy Brinker

Host of Conversations with Nancy Brinker

Nancy G. Brinker is the founder of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer organization, an author and former U.S. Ambassador. Nancy is regarded as the leader of the global breast cancer movement. Her journey began with a simple promise to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything possible to end the shame, pain, fear and hopelessness caused by this disease. In one generation, the organization that bears Susan’s name has changed the world.

Saturdays 8:30am ET

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Carl Higbie

Host of Saturday Report

Carl Higbie was born in 1983 in southwestern Connecticut. As state champion wrestler in high school he attended Sacred Heart University until the war on terror was declared. In 2003 Carl dropped out of college, leaving behind a promising wrestling career and enlisted to become a US Navy SEAL. He completed 2 combat deployments to Iraq in 2007 and 2009 where he led his team to capture the infamous “Butcher of Fallujah”. Subsequently, he returned to take a senior training position for his remaining three years where he taught high risk evolutions such as Close Quarters Combat and Air operations.

It was during this time that Carl released his first book “Battle on the Home Front” which brought to light many problems, some political in nature that were plaguing our country and the military. The book led to a highly publicized battle against a politically charged machine reaching to the White House. Two years after leaving the military, Carl emerged victorious against all odds which his new book “Enemies Foreign and Domestic” is based on. With a victory against political correctness under his belt and at 30 years old, he took on a run for US Congress in 2014 losing a contentious convention in a five-way race garnering 14 percent on his first run, more than any other candidate outside of the party favorite who received over three quarters of the total votes.

Carl Higbie has owned three successful business’ in his tenure including his current consulting firm Ameriman LLC. He has been an integral player on dozens of campaigns including a President Trump’s chief surrogate during the campaign as well as the communication director and Spokesman for Great America Super PAC. His latest book was released on May 10th 2016; “Enemies, Foreign and Domestic, A SEAL’s Story”. He currently sits on the advisory board of “Heartbeat for Warriors” as well as “Heroes to Heroes” Higbie is quickly becoming one of the most respected authorities on politics, military and national security. His natural leadership skills coupled with his experience as a Navy SEAL make Higbie uniquely qualified to comment on a range of issues. An intelligent and eloquent orator, Higbie has become a fixture on both Fox News and CNN, where he is frequently called upon to provide insight on a variety of matters. He served as a Presidential appointee as the Chief of External affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service was the director of advocacy for America First Policy and America First Action. He is currently a senior policy advisor for the Urban Revitalization Coalition, An executive order authorized nationwide project. He sits on the board Tree of Knowledge Inc., pioneering the CBD industry as well as Whiskey Patriots, a social media and commerce platform. Carl is nationally syndicated as the host of the ‘Carl Higbie Show’ at www.carlhigbie.com. His newest book “Crisis of Culture” was recently released.

Saturdays 9am ET

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Tom Basile

Host of America Right Now

Tom Basile’s work in business, government, politics and the media has earned him a reputation for candor, credibility and common sense. From Wall Street to Washington to Baghdad, Basile has been in the middle of the action on some of the biggest stories of the last twenty years. He has served in government at the local, state and federal levels including in the administration of President George W. Bush. He deployed to Iraq in 2003 serving alongside our men and women in uniform as an advisor to the coalition government. He received the Joint Civilian Service Commendation for his work in Iraq in 2004. Basile has been involved with several presidential campaigns including Bush-Cheney 2000 and has been a consultant to the Republican National Committee. He served as Executive Director of the New York State Republican Party from 2009-2011.

He was one of only two American conservatives featured as part of Time Magazine’s 2011 Person of the Year photo feature on citizen activism around the world. A former Forbes Opinion Contributor, conservative columnist, and critically-acclaimed author, Basile has become a respected voice on a wide range of domestic and foreign policy issues as well as national politics. Before hosting America Right Now on NewsmaxTV he was the host of ‘Sunday in America’ on SiriusXM radio. His columns have appeared in a wide range of publications including the Washington Times, FoxNews.com, Newsmax, and the New York Post.

His critically-acclaimed book, Tough Sell: Fighting the Media War in Iraq (Potomac, 2017) examines war-time communications strategy. It has garnered high praise for its analysis and candid look behind-the-scenes of the Iraq mission. Basile’s latest book Let it Sink In: the Decade of Obama and Trump, features a curated collection of his writings about politics and public policy during the 2010s to help create a roadmap for American Freedom in the decade ahead.

Tom Basile holds a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University and earned his Juris Doctorate attending Fordham and Georgetown Schools of Law. He has been on the faculty at Fordham University for more than a decade. He sits on a number of academic and philanthropic boards. Basile is presently a Knight Commander in the Roman Catholic Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He and his wife have three children.

Saturdays 11am ET

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Joe Pinion

Host of Saturday Agenda

Joseph Pinion is the Founder & Chair of The Conservative Color Coalition, an organization dedicated to promoting conservative engagement among ethnic, racial, and religious minority groups.

A Republican political strategist and conservative commentator with over a decade of national campaign experience, Joseph provides regular political analysis on Fox News, CBS News, and NewsmaxTV. Most recently he worked on the 2016 Presidential Campaign of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and served on the New York Leadership Team for former Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Joseph is also deeply engaged in the renewable energy space. He serves as the Senior Fellow for Deploy/US, a non-partisan organization dedicated to accelerating U.S. driven solutions on Climate Change and clean energy. He is also the national spokesman for republicEN.org, a project of the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University designed to promote free market solutions to the issue of Climate Change within conservative corridors.

As the New York State Leader for Stand Up Republic Inc. and a founding Board Member for The Listen First Project, Joseph is committed to cultivating bi-partisan engagement to promote economic empowerment and cultural change. Joseph also serves as Managing Partner for the consulting & holding firm PEI, where he brings an extensive background in public health policy and business development. Previously, he served as the Director of Youth Development for the MHHC Foundation and as a Senior Aide to Verona Greenland, the former President of the Community Health Center Association of New York State (CHACANYS).

Joseph is a proud Colgate University alum, where he majored in English and was a two year Varsity letterman in Football for the Colgate Raiders. He currently resides in Yonkers, New York with his dog, a rescue named Wobbles.

Saturdays 1pm ET

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Mark Kaye

Host of The Mark Kaye Show

Mark Kaye is a radio host from Jacksonville, FL. He graduated from New York University with a double major in film production and political science, but bribed his way into radio station when he was 20 years old and never looked back.

He was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to the United States when he was 8 years old. His family settled in the cigarette capital of the world, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

In addition to producing two top-rated daily talk shows, mark gained international fame as the host and creator of the first talk show to air exclusively on Snapchat.

His daily social media posts and livestream shows are seen by millions of people around the world.

Saturdays 7pm ET

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Dick Morris

Host of Dick Morris Democracy

Richard Samuel Morris is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster, political campaign consultant, and general political consultant. A friend and advisor to Bill Clinton during his time as Governor of Arkansas, since his 1978 run, Morris became a political adviser to the White House after Clinton was elected president in 1992. Morris encouraged Clinton to pursue third way policies of triangulation that combined traditional Republican and Democratic proposals, rhetoric, and issues so as to achieve maximum political gain and popularity. He worked as a Republican strategist before joining the Clinton administration, where he helped Clinton recover from the 1994 midterm elections by advising the President to adopt more moderate policies. The president consulted Morris in secret beginning in 1994. Clinton's communications director George Stephanopoulos has said, "Over the course of the first nine months of 1995, no single person had more power over the president." Morris went on to become campaign manager of Bill Clinton's successful 1996 bid for re-election as President, but his tenure on that campaign was cut short two months before the election, when it was revealed that he had allowed a prostitute to listen in on conversations with the President.

Saturdays 7:30pm ET

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Diamond and Silk

Host of Diamond and Silk Crystal Clear

Lynette "Diamond" Hardaway and Rochelle "Silk" Richardson, outspoken sisters from Fayetteville, North Carolina, exploded onto the political scene in 2015 when they shed their Democrat roots to go Republican and began a livestream video blog in support of President Donald Trump.

Diamond and Silk are political commentators, opinionators, authors of the book called Uprising, and Public speakers delivering powerful speeches at CPAC, Liberty University and a host of other major organizations and institutions.

In 2018, they had the pleasure of testifying in front of congress about censorship, was invited to the White House to participate in a Social Media Summit and are currently the CEO of their own social media platform called ChatDit.com Diamond and Silk are President Trump’s most loyal supporters. They became Internet sensations and are the co-host of their Chit Chat Live show.

As they like to explain to the uninitiated: "We classy, and we sassy, but if you cross us, things may get a little nasty."

They are currently the host of Diamond and Silk- The Podcast found on major podcast outlets. You can also watch the Diamond and Silk Crystal Clear show on Newsmax.

Saturdays 8:30pm ET

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Rob Carson is a talk radio host who's done time on the biggest talk stations in places like Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco, Dallas, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Nashville, Phoenix, Minneapolis, NYC and Baltimore. Rob is also a nationally syndicated comedy writer who's political satire has been a staple on the Rush Limbaugh Program for over two decades through five Presidential administrations. Rob also is an accomplished video and audio podcaster talking politics, pop culture, comedy and oddly enough, food! He also has extensive experience as a cooking/lifestyle video host and amateur chef. Rob has a line of politically incorrect t-shirts/swag he does in concert with his graphic designer, Sam Cangelosi. Rob is very involved in a variety of charities including the Salvation Army, Friends in Service of Heroe (F.I.S.H.) Foster, adopt, Connect, Alzheimer's Association, and Children's Miracle Network. Rob is a major supporter of fostering and adoption. Rob discovered his biological family in 2018.

Rob is a Midwesterner from a small town of 1,000 people near Omaha: Neola, Iowa. Rob received a communications degree from Northwest Missouri State University. He began writing satire for Rush Limbaugh right after graduation. His work has been published in at least one of Rush's books. Rob has a wife of 22 years, Kelly, and two kids: Will, a student at the University of Kansas, and Avery, a freshman in High school. Rob's two podcasts are entitled "What in the World is Going On?" with Rob Carson about politics, pop culture, and comedy. Rob's other podcast is "Sound Bites" with Rob Carson about food, wine, cigars and the lifestyle movement. Rob is also an accomplished home improver.

Saturdays 9pm ET

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Benny Johnson

Host of The Benny Report

Benny Johnson, American political columnist and host of the Newsmax topical news opinion program, “The Benny Report” is known for his intellectual, edgy approach to the world of politics holding the Left accountable. “The Benny Report” has been a smashing success since its debut in September 2020.

Fighting for truth in the D.C, swamp and sharing his wisdom and wit with viewers has given Johnson quite a following. Johnson has over 1 million followers on his social media accounts and his original content viral political videos have racked up over *2 billion* views on broadcast and online mediums.

Johnson says in a time of complete media disinformation, it is more important than ever to follow truth tellers. “The Benny Report’s” tagline is “America’s worth fighting for”. He further adds that the mainstream media needs to start holding elected officials accountable and fight for the American public.

In addition to his Newsmax hosting duties, Johnson currently serves as the Chief Creative Officer for Turning Point USA. He has previously held the position of Viral Politics Editor and has served positions at The National Review and more.

Benny Johnson is based in Washington D.C.

Saturdays 9:30pm ET

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John Tabacco

Host of Wise Guys with John Tabacco

John Tabacco is the host of “Wise Guys” — Newsmax’s newest weekend show — and has been an expert television commentator and personality for nearly 20 years.

Tabacco uses his regular-man style to appeal to the every-day, working-class American. He has hosted three previous shows on America’s 4th-ranked, and fastest growing cable news network — “Table Talk” (a four-part docuseries), “What’s the Deal” (covering the intersection of politics and the economy), and “Liquid Lunch.” Tabacco has been featured on every cable news network, and was a regular contributor to “Money Talks,” “Stuart Varney, Makin’ Money,” and “Bull and Bears.”

A Wall Street financial technology inventor, innovator and entrepreneur for the past 25 years, Tabacco is recognized as one of the preeminent experts on television when it comes to capital markets, trading and financial technology. He was the founder of Locatestock.com, which changed the paradigm in Securities Finance Technology in US Capital Markets.

Tabacco has been frequently invited by the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, the U.S. Senate Judiciary and Banking Committee, as well as the Securities Exchange Commission on matters of national security and capital markets vulnerabilities.

During the 2008 financial crisis, he was invited as an expert to assist the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, in its fact-finding examination of Chinese Short Selling, and its manipulative effects on American capital markets.

Tabacco is a registered Independent, serving as the Vice Chairman of the N.Y. State Reform Party. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from St. John’s University.

Saturdays 10pm ET

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Jane King

Host of New to the Street

Jane King is a graduate of Purdue University, with a degree in Communications. Jane began her television career at WLFI-TV in Lafayette where she was an anchor and reporter. During that time, Jane also taught a few classes at Purdue in broadcast journalism. After WLFI, Jane began to specialize in financial and business reporting and went on to cover consumer issues at WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, and the stock market for both CNN and Bloomberg Television. In January 2014, Jane started her own company with a business partner, LilaMax Media LLC, where she provides financial news content from the NASDAQ in Times Square for local television stations around the country including WISH in Indianapolis, KRON TV in San Francisco, KING in Seattle. LilaMax Media recently launched a weekly, 30 minute show that airs on both KRON’s broadcast and streaming. Services. The show focuses on technology and entrepreunership. During her career, Jane has covered the dot com bust, the 2008/2009 financial crisis and provided live reports for CNN and local TV stations from the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th, 2001.

LilaMax Media was created in January 2014. It’s a multimedia content company delivering consumer/business news to television and internet news organizations. Jane King, along with long time TV syndicator Robert Morris, started LilaMax Media and have grown the company from 12 TV stations to now 72 TV station and 2 internet entities. LilaMax Media content originates from the NASDAQ Marketsite in Times Square and is provided and updated daily.

Jane also executive produces and hosts a weekly show on KRON-TV in San Francisco called “Innovators”. The show features innovative companies in technology, energy, biopharmaceuticals and education. During this show, Jane developed a deep interest in blockchain technology and how it can transform the world’s economy and society. Jane also hosts “New to the Street” weekly show featuring companies on NewsMax TV. Jane has also hosted and moderated panels for the Global Blockchain Business Council, Blockdown Conference, Malta Artificial Intelligence/Blockchain Conference, TheStreet.com and others.

Jane serves on the Chamber Orchestra of New York board of directors and hopes to bring classical music to the tri-state area and help educate young people on the importance of classical music and all of the arts.

Jane lives in Manhattan with her husband, Gene and her two children, Max and Lila.

Sundays 10am ET

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Adam Brandon

Host of Save the Nation

Adam Brandon is the President of FreedomWorks, a grassroots service center to millions of activists who support smaller government, lower taxes, free markets, personal liberty, and rule of law. Adam joined FreedomWorks in 2005, starting in the press department and gradually moving into a management role. Adam is responsible for setting the priorities of the entire family of FreedomWorks entities, including a 501(c)(3) foundation, 501(c)(4) issue activism effort, and two political action committees. Before FreedomWorks, Adam worked as a state-level campaign manager, high school teacher, and non-profit press secretary. Needless to say, each role taught him the skills to achieve strategic goals in an environment of scarcity.

John Tamny is Director of the Center for Economic Freedom at FreedomWorks. He's also editor of RealClearMarkets and a senior economic adviser to Toreador Research & Trading. Tamny frequently writes about the securities markets, along with tax, trade and monetary policy issues that impact those markets for a variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Financial Times, National Review and London’s Daily Telegraph. He is the author of The End of Work (Gateway Editions, 2018), Who Needs the Fed? (Encounter Books, 2016), and Popular Economics (Regnery, 2015).

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Sebastian Gorka

Host of The Gorka Reality Check

Dr. Sebastian Gorka joined Newsmax TV as host of “The Gorka Reality Check” in 2021. An internationally-recognized authority on national security, Dr. Gorka is known for his quick wit and extensive knowledge of history and current affairs.

Each week on his show, Dr. Gorka hits back hard against legacy media, Big Tech, and the Washington Swamp. He is unafraid to challenge the top politicos and newsmakers – as he exposes their disregard for the founding principles of the American republic. Dr. Gorka is a former Strategist and Deputy Assistant to President Donald J. Trump and host of the nationally-syndicated radio show AMERICA First.

Born in Great Britain to parents who escaped Communism during the Hungarian Revolution, he served in the British Territorial Army in a military intelligence unit. After coming to America, he served as a Defense Department instructor teaching at the National Defense University in Fort McNair.

Prior to joining President Trump’s White House, he spent two and a half years at Quantico, as Chair of Military Theory teaching at the Marine Corps University and War College.

He remains a guest-instructor for the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg.

He is the author of several books including Why We Fight, Defeating America's Enemies with No Apologies.

Last year. President Trump appointed Dr. Gorka to the Defense Department's National Security Education Board.

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Contributors


Alan Dershowitz

Alan Morton Dershowitz is an American lawyer and academic. He is a scholar of United States constitutional law and criminal law who has been described as a "noted civil libertarian". He began his teaching career at Harvard Law School where, in 1967, at the age of 28, he became the youngest full professor of law in its history. He held the Felix Frankfurter professorship there from 1993 until his retirement in December 2013, and has been a regular media contributor, political commentator, and legal analyst. He is also a prominent voice on the Arab–Israeli conflict and has written a number of books on the subject.


Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee is the host of the TV show “Huckabee” on TBN each weekend and is a Fox News contributor, NY Times best selling author of 12 books, and a frequent speaker for corporate, civic, and non-profit groups all over the world. He was the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007, becoming one of the longest serving Governors in his state’s history. He left a legacy of tax cuts, job creation, the reconstruction of his state’s road system, K-16 education reform, and a nationally heralded and duplicated health initiative that focused on prevention. His administration fought long-standing corruption in the state’s political machine, resulting in numerous indictments and convictions of powerful legislators and other elected officials. He ran in 2008 and 2016 for President, finishing 2nd in the Republican primary in 2008.


Alison Maloni

Alison Maloni is the CEO of Alison May Public Relations. The former journalist was born to be a storyteller. Alison is an acclaimed keynote speaker, moderator, and media relations expert. The CEO and President of Alison May Public Relations is a well-respected publicist among reporters, producers, and editors around the world because of her understanding of what journalists want and need.

Alison emphasizes the importance of using social and digital media to deliver the message. She is not afraid to tell it like it is and pushes companies to do what everyone else is not doing. Her belief that confidence is key allows her to stand out among her competitors, along with her willingness to be bold.

The former journalist is the host of the online show called The Hustle. The show features entrepreneurs, politicians and inspirational people who are working hard to make a difference in the world.

Alison is an extremely proud mother of three young girls who inspire her everyday to be a better person. The business owner is very vocal about the real challenges of being a working mom, while sharing her own solutions that have helped her maintain a work/life balance.

Alison has been featured in Time Magazine, Daily Worth, Reputation Management, and on Dr.Oz.


Betsy McCaughey

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D. is a constitutional scholar, patient advocate, and former Lt.Governor of New York State. She is a syndicated columnist, the author of the New York Times bestseller, Beating Obamacare, and a senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research. She earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University, where she also taught.


Michael Reagan

Michael Reagan (Los Angeles, CA), is the son of Ronald and is the founder and Chairman of the Reagan Group. Michael has authored many successful books and is a popular national speaker on issues related to conservative politics. He hosted a live radio show for over 26 years, syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks.


Christopher Ruddy

Christopher Ruddy, a noted journalist and entrepreneur, is CEO and president of Newsmax Media Inc., one of the nation's leading news media companies. In 1998, Ruddy founded Newsmax, a multimedia publishing company that publishes online and offline content in the fields of news, politics, health and finance. Newsmax.com ranks consistently as one of the country's most trafficked news Web sites. As a journalist, Ruddy previously worked at the New York Post and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. A Newsweek cover story named him as one of America's top 20 most influential news media personalities. He also studied as a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University. Ruddy sits on the Board of Directors of the Financial Publishers Association, the industry organization representing investment publications that reach 25 million Americans monthly. He holds a B.A. summa cum laude in history from St. John's University in New York and a master's in Public Policy from the London School of Economics.


Craig Shirley

Craig Shirley is a bestselling author, public affairs consultant, and widely sought after speaker and commentator. He has authored 3 bestsellers on former U.S. president Ronald Reagan, as well as other books which have appeared multiple times on the New York Times bestseller list. He appears regularly on many network and cable shows including Newsmax TV, FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, CNBC, C-SPAN and others. He has also written extensively for Newsmax, the Washington Post, the Washington Examiner, the Washington Times, the Los Angeles Times, Town Hall, the Weekly Standard, Politico, Reuters, Lifezette and many other publications.

Some of Craig’s achievements include being chosen in 2005 by Springfield College as their Outstanding Alumnus, and named the First Reagan Scholar at Eureka College, Ronald Reagan’s alma mater, where he taught a course titled “Reagan 101.” He is a board member at the Reagan Ranch, and Eureka College’s Board of Trustees. As a lecturer, he has spoken at the Reagan Library, the FDR Library in Hyde Park, Friends of Ronald Reagan society in Los Angeles, and the Dole Institute in Kansas. He is also a member of the Reagan Alumni Association, Friends of Friendship Fire House, the Lyn Nofziger Society, Philadelphia Society, the Fusionist Society and a former board member of the American Conservative Union.

Craig Shirley resides in Virginia with his wife, Zorine, and their four children. His varied interests include sailing, waterskiing, sport shooting, carpentry, renovating buildings, and scuba diving. His love for lacrosse led him to found the Ft. Hunt Youth Lacrosse League at which he has coached for 14 years with an overall record of 119 wins, 21 losses and 4 ties.


Heather Zumarraga

Heather Zumarraga is a leader in the financial services industry who has distinguished herself as a highly regarded and well-connected source. As Senior Vice President and Market Strategist for Vision 4 Fund Distributors, she brings over ten years of experience.

Heather exceeded $1.2 billion in sales for AIG SunAmerica Funds and was ranked #1 from 2014 – 2016. Sometimes referred to as “The Pulse of Main Street,” she maintains close working relationships with Barron’s top financial advisers, 5-star asset managers and macro-economists.

Trained at the Buckley School for public speaking, Heather leads investment conferences for Wells Fargo, UBS and Charles Schwab. She provides investment options and economic analysis for her client’s retail investors.

In 2014, Heather received her Masters of Business Administration from The Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington D.C. and obtained her undergraduate degree from Baruch College in New York City in finance and investments.

She appears regularly on The Fox Business Channel and Fox News as an economist, market expert and political commentator. She is also a Newsmax TV Contributor. As a CNBC Contributor from 2014 – 2017, she was a weekly “Closing Bell” panelist and a “Fast Money” trader. She has been featured in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Forbes, The Libertarian Republic, NBC News, The Economic Policy Journal, Fox News insider, Newsmax and Yahoo Finance.

Heather has a Private Pilot’s License and a Black Belt in TaeKwonDo. She resides in Miami, Florida and Washington, D.C. with her husband, daughter and Labrador Retriever.

In 2015, Washington Life Magazine recognized Heather as “one of DC’s most powerful people under 40.”

Follow Heather Zumarraga on Twitter: @heatherzuma.


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