Chris Malagisi   -  Volunteer Faculty at the Leadership Institute

Chris Malagisi

Christopher N. Malagisi is Editor in Chief of the Conservative Book Club (CBC) – a division of Salem Media Group, with over 800K members nationwide. Malagisi is responsible for writing and managing editorial content for CBC’s website, daily e-newsletter, social media platforms (over 460K followers), serves as the Club’s public spokesman, and has personally conducted over 100 interviews with presidential candidates, high-profile authors, and conservative thought-leaders.

He is also a featured 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, CNN, 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 five U.S. presidential campaigns. For seven years, he was an Adjunct Professor at American University teaching History of the Conservative Movement.

Malagisi also serves as President of the Young Conservatives Coalition (YCC), which hosts the annual “Buckley Awards” and Reaganpalooza confab. 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.

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’s also completed fellowships with National Review, The Claremont Institute (Lincoln), Montpelier Foundation (Madison), Foreign Policy Initiative, Hertog Foundation, and Liberty Fund.

Fun Facts: Malagisi has sailed around the world and visited 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