Michelle Malkin is Philadelphia-born and South Jersey-raised. She is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio. She began her career in newspaper journalism in 1992 as an editorial writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News. There she covered school board meetings and pole sign ordinances and exposed Representative Maxine Waters’ gang-infested job-training center boondoggle.
She continued her journalism career at the Seattle Times in 1996, where she worked for three years. She wrote editorials supporting a repeal of the death tax and opposed the Times’ editorial board on everything else. Malkin supported an ultimately successful campaign to abolish race-based affirmative action in government hiring, contracting and college admissions.
Her column, now syndicated by Creators Syndicate, appears in nearly 200 papers nationwide, including the New York Post, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, Hartford Courant, Boston Herald, Rocky Mountain News, and The Washington Times. Her column also appears in numerous online outlets, such as Townhall.com.
Malkin has written three books, Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores; In Defense of Internment: The Case for Racial Profiling in World War II and the War on Terror; and Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild.
Malkin is the recipient of the Luce Policy Institute’s 2004 Conservative Leadership Award.
Her blog, MichelleMalkin.com, averages more than 25,000 unique visitors per day. Malkin lives in Colorado with her husband and their two children.