MRC Senior Staff
Lecturer, syndicated columnist to more than 50 newspapers around the country, television commentator, debater, marketer, businessman, author, publisher and activist, L. Brent Bozell III, 54, is one of the most outspoken and effective national leaders in the conservative movement today.
Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Mr. Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America. Established in 1987, the MRC has made “media bias” a household term, tracking it daily and printing the compiled evidence biweekly in its well-known Notable Quotables, as well as the daily CyberAlert intelligence report on the internet. His most recent book, Whitewash: What the Media Won’t Tell You About Hillary Clinton, but Conservatives Will, was released in November of 2007. His previous book, Weapons of Mass Distortion: The Coming Meltdown of the Liberal Media, was released in July of 2004.
In 1998, Mr. Bozell launched CNSNews.com, an online news service with an emphasis on investigative journalism. CNSNews.com has become a major internet news source with a full staff of journalists in its Washington, DC metro bureau, with other correspondents around the world. In October 2006, Mr. Bozell founded the Culture and Media Institute (CMI), whose mission is to thwart the efforts of the liberal media to subvert America’s culture, character, traditional moral values, and religious liberty. CMI complements the MRC’s Business and Media Institute (BMI), founded in 1992 to bring balance to economic reporting and to promote fair portrayal of the business community in the media.
Mr. Bozell has also launched a number of other websites under the MRC umbrella including www.mediaresearch.org, www.timeswatch.org, www.mrcaction.org, and www.newsbusters.org, a “blog” site that became one of the top 15 blog sites in America within two months of its launch in 2005.
Founder and former President of the Parents Television Council, Mr. Bozell established the largest Hollywood-based organization dedicated to restoring responsibility to the entertainment industry. The PTC at http://www.parentstv.org features the “Family Guide to Prime Time Television,” which aids parents in making informed viewing decisions for their children. PTC conducted the largest national newspaper ad campaign in history with late Honorary Chairman Steve Allen, and has mobilized almost one million parents and other concerned members behind its efforts.
Mr. Bozell is a nationally syndicated columnist whose work appears in publications such as Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The New York Post, The L.A. Times, Investors Business Daily and National Review. He is regularly invited to provide media expertise on news programs by all the major networks and cable affiliates. He is frequently invited to appear on Fox News Channel shows such as Fox & Friends, Hannity & Colmes and The O’Reilly Factor, and other appearances include NBC's Today show, CNN's Inside Politics and Larry King Live, ABC's Good Morning America, C-SPAN, CBN, and Entertainment Tonight. He has appeared as a guest and guest host on hundreds of radio shows, from local talk shows to ABC Radio, NPR’s Morning Edition, the Michael Reagan Show and the Rush Limbaugh Show.
Named the 1998 Pew Memorial Lecturer by Grove City College, Mr. Bozell is a frequent speaking guest on school campuses and for civic and political organizations around the country.
Mr. Bozell received his B.A. in History from the University of Dallas, where he was named the 1998 Alumnus of the Year. He is married, with five children and four grandchildren.
Executive Vice President
David Martin is the MRC's Executive Vice President. His background highlights include: Comprehensive senior management expertise
in small to large organizations, specializing in business and program development, marketing, strategic planning, budget
preparation and oversight. Past professional experiences include: Executive Vice President of the Pennsylvania Builders
Association; Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Tax Professionals; 16 years with the National Association
of REALTORS in various capacities including Chief Operating Officer/Managing Director of the Real Estate Buyers Agent Council.
David is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation.
Brent H. Baker
Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center
Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center (MRC), has been the central figure in the MRC’s News Division since the MRC’s 1987 founding. In late 2001, Weekly Standard Executive Editor Fred Barnes dubbed Baker "the scourge of liberal bias."
For 13 years, Baker compiled and edited the daily CyberAlert, an often-cited, daily e-mail and online report on national media coverage of politics he created in 1996. In late May of 2009 the CyberAlert became an e-mail-only product based on BiasAlert postings on the MRC's Web site. More than 40,000 people subscribe, including influential media and political figures. In June of 2005, CyberAlert reached its 2,000th edition with an issue highlighting the 20 most humorous items from the first nine years.
Baker spearheaded the MRC's launch, in August 2005, of the NewsBusters.org blog for which he now serves as Editor. Check here for his blog postings.Follow Baker via Twitter.
He also serves Editor of Notable Quotables, a two-page newsletter which delivers a bi-weekly compilation of quotes from the liberal media which reflect biased reporting. From 1988 to 1999 he also oversaw MediaWatch, a monthly and later bi-weekly newsletter which the MRC discontinued in order to concentrate efforts on more timely analysis via the Internet.
At the end of each year, Baker coordinates production of the "Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting," a collection of the best Notable Quotables from the year. The most biased quotes in 16 award categories are selected by a panel of 50 media observers. Since 1999 he has overseen the judging process and video coordination for the MRC's much-anticipated annual "DisHonors Awards for the Year's Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporting," which are picked by a distinguished panel of leading media observers and presented at a dinner gala.
During the 2000 Democratic and Republican conventions, Baker edited daily Campaign 2000 Media Reality Check reports distributed online, by fax and via e-mail. In 1996 and 1992 he oversaw MediaWatch ConventionWatch, a daily newsletter analyzing network coverage of the two party conventions.
Baker’s articles and op-eds analyzing media coverage of current and political events have appeared in numerous newspapers, including the New York Post, Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, the Washington Times, the Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph, Union Leader (Manchester, N.H.), The Orange County Register, and Human Events. In addition, Baker has written pieces for National Review and Journalism Quarterly.
Baker is the author of How to Identify, Expose & Correct Liberal Media Bias, a 1994 book which offers detailed explanations and suggestions for what the average citizen can do about media bias. Baker was co-editor of And That’s the Way It Isn’t: A Reference Guide to Media Bias, a 1990 book containing excerpts, reprints and summaries of 45 studies documenting the media's liberal bias during the 1980s.
Baker moved to Washington, DC from his hometown of Wellesley, Massachusetts in 1981 and graduated from George Washington University with special honors in political science in 1985, where he edited the conservative student newspaper The Sequent. After a stint at Conservative Digest magazine, Baker joined Brent Bozell at the National Conservative Foundation (as editor of the newsletter Newswatch) before helping to create the MRC in 1987.
Director of Media Analysis
Tim Graham is the MRC’s Director of Media Analysis. He is responsible for supervising media analysts and researching and writing regular Special Reports on the news. In 1997 he created and served as editor of the Media Reality Check, a weekly blast-fax report on national news stories that are distorted or ignored. He now shares those duties with Research Director Rich Noyes.
In 2001 and 2002, Graham served as White House Correspondent for World, a national weekly Christian news magazine. He wrote cover stories on taxes, abortion, cloning, and other issues, asked questions at briefings with Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer, and interviewed members of Congress and administration officials like then-Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill.
Graham is the author of the book Pattern of Deception: The Media's Role in the Clinton Presidency (Media Research Center, 1996), which critiques the media's coverage of Bill Clinton from 1991 through 1995. From 1989 to 1999, he was associate editor of MediaWatch, the monthly and then bi-weekly newsletter of the MRC News Division, where he was responsible for the Study and Janet Cooke Award articles.
Seven of Graham's studies were published in And That's The Way It Isn't: A Reference Guide to Media Bias (Media Research Center, 1990). He also assisted in writing the book How To Identify, Expose and Correct Media Bias (MRC, 1994) and the broadcast news criticism section of Jude Wanniski's 1990 Media Guide. Eight of his essays on public broadcasting appeared in Public Broadcasting & the Public Trust (Second Thoughts Books, 1995). Other articles on media analysis have appeared in National Review, The Wall Street Journal, Reason, Human Events, Diversity & Division, Comint, Chronicles, The World & I, The Washington Times, World, Heterodoxy, and The Detroit News.
Graham is a regular talk-radio spokesman for the MRC and has made television appearances on MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, The 700 Club, and PBS's This is America with Dennis Wholey.
Before joining the Media Research Center, Graham served in Washington and St. Louis as press secretary for the campaign of U.S. Rep. Jack Buechner (R-MO) in 1988, and in 1987, he served as editor of Organization Trends, a monthly newsletter on philanthropy and politics by the Washington-based Capital Research Center. Before coming to Washington in 1986, Graham served as a news reporter for the La Crosse (WI) Tribune and local radio stations in Wisconsin. Graham is a 1986 cum laude Honors Program graduate of Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota, where he majored in political science and minored in mass communications, and founded and edited the Bemidji Student Review, a conservative student newspaper.
Rich Noyes, the MRC’s Research Director and a senior editor at NewsBusters.org, is responsible for supervising media analysts and researching and writing MRC Special Reports. He is also one of the editors of Notable Quotables, MRC’s bi-weekly compilation of the latest outrageous, sometimes humorous, quotes in the liberal media, and the Media Reality Check, MRC's regular report on stories that the media distort or ignore.
After joining the MRC in 1999, Mr. Noyes co-edited, with economist Stephen Moore, Dollars & Nonsense: Correcting the News Media's Top Economic Myths, a book of essays by leading economists designed to illustrate and correct the economic illiteracy pervading much of the liberal media. He has written several in-depth studies on media bias, including:
TV's Tea Party Travesty: How ABC, CBS and NBC Have Dismissed and Disparaged the Tea Party Movement
Better Off Red? Twenty Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Recalling the Liberal Media's Blindness
to the Evils of Communism
Cheerleaders for the Revolution: Network Coverage of Barack Obama’s First 100 Days
Obama’s Margin of Victory = The Media: How Barack Obama Could Not Have Won the Democratic Nomination
Without ABC, CBS and NBC
The Media vs. The War on Terror: How ABC, CBS, and NBC Attack America’s Terror-Fighting Tactics as
Dangerous, Abusive and Illegal
TV’s Bad News Brigade: ABC, CBS and NBC’s Defeatist Coverage of the War in Iraq
The Liberal Media: Every Poll Shows Journalists Are More Liberal than the American Public — And the Public Knows It
Clamoring for Kyoto: The Networks One-Sided Coverage of Global Warming
Mr. Noyes has discussed the media’s liberal bias on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC and a variety of radio talk shows, and has authored articles which have appeared in the New York Post, Investor’s Business Daily and Human Events.
Before he arrived the Media Research Center, Mr. Noyes studied the media at the Center for Media and Public Affairs, where he co-authored two books: The Video Campaign: Network Coverage of the 1988 Primaries, and Good Intentions Make Bad News: Why Americans Hate Campaign Journalism, published in 1995. He has also written for the Journal of Political Science, the American Enterprise, Forbes MediaCritic, and Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper.
A native of Agawam, Massachusetts, Mr. Noyes obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science from the George Washington University in 1987, and earned a master’s degree from Georgetown University in 1990. He currently lives in Falls Church, Virginia.
Vice President of the Business & Media Institute and the Culture and Media Institute
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. Gainor regularly appears on the FoxNews.com’s “Strategy Room,” an online news program. He has also 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 CQ.com, 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
Vice President for Development
Thom Golab joined the Media Research Center’s Development team in September 2003. Thom became Vice
President for Development in 2005. He is responsible for supervising the development staff and ensuring
the organization has the necessary funding to expose, counter and neutralize liberal media bias. Born in
Washington, D.C., Thom was raised in College Park, Md. and graduated from the University of Maryland in 1982.
With the exception of a short stint as a researcher for syndicated columnists Don Lambro and Stan Evans
immediately after graduation, Thom has worked in development for conservative public policy organizations
for the last 29 years. He has held positions at the Heritage Foundation, the Capital Research Center, Citizens
for a Sound Economy and the Cato Institute. Prior to coming to the MRC, he served as the Vice President of
Development and Administration at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Thom has always had a passion for
journalism and a free press and enjoys working at an organization that promotes those ideas. "I have watched
the Media Research Center grow into a valuable part of the conservative movement and the ideals I have cherished,"
Thom says. "The MRC understands far better than most of the liberal journalists that freedom of the press —
like so many of the freedoms this great country has through our Constitution — requires responsibility and vigilance."
Thom and his wife, Irene, live in Silver Spring, Md and he teaches CCD to 6th graders at his local church.
Chief Marketing Officer
Ed Molchany is the Media Research Center’s Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for growing and nurturing the audience for the research and analysis produced by the MRC’s divisions. His duties include advertising, social media, grassroots development and activities, graphic design, and video production.
Prior to joining the MRC in 2009, Molchany held several senior marketing positions with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. Major roles included leading all marketing activities for Ford’s cars, crossovers, and sport utilities, Director of Global Marketing Strategy, and Director of Marketing Communications, where he oversaw all advertising for the Ford brand in the U.S.
Molchany has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School, where he graduated with honors. He served for eight years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear-trained officer, including a tour aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.
Chief Technology Officer
A graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Eric earned a degree in Communications. Eric is responsible for content management, application development, design, and maintenance of the CNSNews.com web site and network. His background includes graphic design, network administration, and ASP.NET web application development.
Terence P. Jeffrey started as editor in chief of CNSNews.com in September 2007. Prior to that, he served for more than a decade as editor of Human Events, where he is now an editor at large. Terry was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area, the seventh of eleven children. Both his parents were doctors of medicine.
Terry earned a bachelors degree in English Literature from Princeton in 1981. In 1984-85, he studied Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute of The American University in Cairo. In 1986-87, he studied in the Masters of Arts in Arab Studies program at Georgetown University, but did not earn a degree. From 1987-91, he was an editorial writer for The Washington Times, which nominated him for the Pulitzer Prize for his investigative editorials about then-House Speaker Jim Wright. In 1992, he served as issues and research director for Pat Buchanan’s first Republican presidential campaign. In 1993-1994, he served as executive director of The American Cause, an educational foundation. In 1995-96, he was national campaign manager for Pat Buchanan’s second Republican presidential campaign. Buchanan that year won the Alaska, Louisiana and Missouri caucuses, placed second in the Iowa caucuses, and won the New Hampshire primary. Terry writes a weekly column for the Creators Syndicate and is a regular guest on CNN’s Situation Room. He and his wife, Julie, have five children and live in the Virginia suburbs outside Washington, D.C
CNSNews.com Managing Editor
Michael joined CNSNews.com in 2007. He has worked as associate editor of Consumers'
Research magazine; associate editor of Human Events; editorial page editor of The Lima
News; journalism fellow for The Phillips Foundation; editorial writer and national issues
reporter for Investor's Business Daily; and editorial director of the Cato Institute. Michael's
reporting has been cited/published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Investor's
Business Daily, Orange County Register, Washington Times, Insight, National Review,
Associated Press, Scripps Howard, and Congressional Quarterly, among other outlets,
including the following books: The Vision of the Anointed by Thomas Sowell; From West
to East: California and The American Scene by Stephen Schwartz; The Venona Secrets:
Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors by Eric Breindel and Herbert Romerstein;
Sacred Secrets: How Soviet Intelligence Operations Changed America by Jerrold and Leona
Schecter; and the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Libertarianism. Michael graduated with
Special Honors in English (B.A.) from the University of Chicago