Chris Malagisi -  Volunteer Faculty at the Leadership Institute

Christopher Malagisi is Editor in Chief of the Conservative Book Club (CBC) – a division of Salem Media Group, with over 700K members nationwide. Malagisi is responsible for writing and managing editorial content for CBC’s website, daily e-newsletter, social media platforms (over 550K followers), external relations, and serves as the Club’s public spokesman and has personally conducted over 150 interviews with presidential candidates, high-profile authors, and conservative thought-leaders.

He is also a Tipsheet Author/Contributor at and has a weekly recurring segment on The Mike Gallagher Radio Show discussing political and cultural news, while announcing the weekly Conservative Book Bestseller List. He’s been published in over a dozen leading publications, has been a guest political analyst on Fox News, Fox Business, OANN, and CSPAN, and has been a guest contributor on numerous national radio shows, including The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Dennis Prager Show, Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, Brian Kilmeade & Friends, and DC's WMAL Mornings on the Mall.

Previously, he was the CPAC Director & Director of External Relations at the American Conservative Union, the Director of Political & New Media Training at The Leadership Institute, Education Director of Conservatism 101, worked at the International Republican Institute, and has served in coalition leadership positions on four U.S. presidential campaigns. He was also an Adjunct Instructor at American University teaching History of the Conservative Movement.

He received his M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a dual B.A. from American University. He was also a participant or completed fellowships with the National Review Institute, The Claremont Institute (Lincoln), Montpelier Foundation, Foreign Policy Initiative, Hertog Foundation, and Liberty Fund. Campaigns & Elections magazine has recognized Malagisi as a “DC Mover & Shaker” and received their “Rising Star Award,” and was awarded the “Conservative Leader Award” from The Leadership Institute.

Fun Facts: Malagisi has sailed around the world and visited over 40 countries, is a movie aficionado, is originally from Buffalo, NY, serves on the board of his church's young professionals group, and has recorded two original piano albums. His favorite conservative classic is Dr. George H. Nash’s The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945.

Follow him at @chrismalagisi.

Chris Malagisi