BMI Staff Listing

Dan GainorDan Gainor – Vice President of Business & Culture for the MRC
Dan Gainor, The T. Boone Pickens Fellow and Vice President of Business & Culture for the MRC, is a veteran editor with more than two decades of experience in print and online media. He has appeared a number of times on the Fox Business Network and writes for The Fox Forum. He has served as an editor at several newspapers including The Washington Times and The Baltimore News-American. Mr. Gainor also has extensive experience in online publishing – holding the position of managing editor for, the Web site of Congressional Quarterly, and executive editor for ChangeWave, published by Phillips International. He has worked in financial publishing in his last two positions, launching new services for ChangeWave and Agora Inc. Mr. Gainor holds an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and a master’s in publications design from the University of Baltimore. As an undergraduate, he majored in political science and history at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Mr. Gainor lives in Maryland and volunteers as a media and issues speaker with the Close-Up Foundation.

Gainor has made hundreds of radio and TV appearances. In addition to the Fox Business Network, his appearances include: CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” Fox News’ “Hannity & Colmes” and “Fox & Friends,” as well as CNN’s “Paul Zahn Now.” He has appeared on local or national radio shows in every state including: the Jerry Doyle Show, The John Gibson Show, the Rusty Humphries Show, Phil Valentine Show, POTUS on XM Satellite Radio , the Thom Hartmann Show, Money & More, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, America at Night, Dateline Washington, the Lars Larson Show, the Jim Bohannon Show, Home Talk USA, The Weekend, Mancow, Money Dots on Main Street USA, American Family Radio, the Chuck Harder Show, Battleline with Alan Nathan, The Right Balance, Janet Parshall’s America and Entertainment USA.

He has been published in a wide variety of publications, including: Investor’s Business Daily, The Washington Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Orange County Register, the New York Post, the Baltimore Examiner, Canada’s National Post's Financial Post & FP Investing, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Augusta Free Press, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Houghton Daily Mining Gazette, the Port Clinton, Ohio Beacon, Contacto Magazine, the Caribbean Voice, the Newtown Bee, the Frederick News-Post, The High Point Enterprise, the Easton Star Democrat, the Midland Daily News, the Findlay, Ohio, Courier, and the Simi Valley, Calif., Acorn.

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Matt PhilbinMatt Philbin – Managing Editor
Matt Philbin has been a writer, reporter and editor for more than 15 years experience. He regularly appears as a guest on radio stations across the country, and has contributed to The Daily Caller, OneNewsNow and other web publications. A veteran of business-to-business publications, prior to joining the Media Research Center, he was Director of Editorial and Marketing for the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association in Washington D.C. Prior to that he was Senior Editor of the American Foundry Society in Hoffmann States, Ill. Philbin holds a BA in English from Salve Regina University. A native of Huntington, N.Y., he resides with his family in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Julia SeymourJulia Seymour – Assistant Editor/Analyst
Julia A. Seymour is an assistant editor/analyst for the Business & Media Institute. She analyzes media coverage, edits and writes for The Business & Media Institute. She is also responsible for sending out important BMI stories to subscribers of The Balance Sheet, and has written Special Reports including Global Warming Censored, UnCritical Condition, Networks Hide the Decline in Credibility of Climate Change Science and Obama the Tax Cutter.

Seymour has appeared on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and the Christian Broadcasting Network and has been an in-studio guest on the G. Gordon Liddy Show. She has also done hundreds of radio interviews on a wide-range of topics with stations in more than 30 states as well as many nationally syndicated programs. Her work has appeared or been mentioned by radio host Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, The Drudge Report, WorldNetDaily, USA Today,, Motley Fool and “Ted, White and Blue” by Ted Nugent. Prior to joining BMI in 2006, she was a staff writer for Accuracy in Academia where she wrote daily articles about bias in lower and higher education and contributed to the book “The Real MLA Stylebook.” She holds a B.S. in Mass Communications: Print Journalism from Liberty University. Seymour lives in Northern Virginia.

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Iris Somberg – Staff Writer
Iris Somberg is a staff writer at the Business & Media Institute. Prior to joining BMI, she worked at Action First, Americans for Limited Government, and the Republican National Committee. She was also an intern for the MRC’s Culture and Media Institute. Somberg graduated from George Washington University in 2008 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Journalism.

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