Matt Welch Biography
Matthew Lee Welch is an American blogger, journalist, author and libertarian political pundit.
How old is Matt Welch? – Age
The American blogger is 52 years old as of July 2020. He was born on July 31, 1968 in Bellflower, California in the United States.
Matt Welch Family
The American blogger through his mother, author Mary Bobbitt Townsend, he is the great-great-grandson of Rear Admiral Hugo Osterhaus. He was raised in Long Beach, California. He attended UC Santa Barbara as part of the class of 1990, but did not complete a degree.
Matt Welch Marriage – Wife
Welch is married to journalist Emmanuelle Richard. They are both happy together as a family.
Matt Welch Children
The American blogger together with her dear wife are blessed with children. After they got married they have got two wonderful daughters.
Matt Welch career
In the late 1990s, the American blogger wrote for Tabloid. Net, along with Tim Blair and Ken Layne. In the early 1990s, he was one of the founders of the Prague-based newspaper prognosis. Welch researched the effects of UN Sanctions against Iraq, often criticizing the reporting of others. Commentator Mike Rosen praised his research as “yeoman’s work”.
In 2007, he wrote a portrayal of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain from a libertarian perspective. In McCain: The Myth of a Maverick, Welch argued that a McCain presidency would advance a statist agenda. Through an FOIA request, Welch obtained a copy of McCain’s war college thesis which, based on his experience as a POW, argued for the teaching of US foreign policy to military recruits.
From 2008 to 2016, he was editor-in-chief at the monthly libertarian journal, Reason. He now serves as editor-at-large. From 2006 to 2007, he was an editorial page editor for the Los Angeles Times. Welch earned the award for “Best Entertainment Review/Criticism/Column” in the 53rd Annual Southern California Journalism Awards, hosted by the Los Angeles press club, for his work, “Bailing out Big Brother: Media criticism goes from rebelling against media oligarchs to handing them a lifeline”.
In 2011, Matt co-wrote The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian politics can Fix What’s Wrong With America with Reason.tv editor-in-chief Nick Gillespie. He has become a frequent commentator on cable news shows, and was co-host of the Fox Business Network current events and political discussion show, The Independents.
Matt is co-host of The Fifth Column podcast along with Kmele Foster and Michael Moynihan.
Matt Welch Net worth
The American blogger has a estimated net worth of $1.5 million.