Matt Welch


Matt Welch was born on July 31st, 1968 in Bellflower, California, United States and is the Journalist from United States. Discover Matt Welch's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 54 years old.

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July 31, 1968
United States
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Bellflower, California, United States
54 years old
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About Matt Welch

Matthew Lee Welch (born July 31, 1968) is an American blogger, journalist, author, and libertarian political pundit.

Early life

Welch was born on July 31, 1968 in Bellflower, California. 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. Through his mother, author Mary Bobbitt Townsend, he is the great-great-grandson of Rear Admiral Hugo Osterhaus.


In the late 1990s, he 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 Welch co-wrote The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America with 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 Welch is co-host of The Fifth Column podcast along with Kmele Foster and Michael Moynihan.

Personal life

Welch lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two daughters.


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