Greg Gutfeld

Greg Gutfeld

Gregory John “Greg” Gutfeld (born September 12, 1964) is an American television personality, political satirist, author, humorist, magazine editor, and blogger. Gutfeld was the host of Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld on the Fox News Channel from 2007 to 2015. Since 2011, he is one of five co-hosts/panelists on Fox News’ political talk show The Five. Gutfeld is a self-described libertarian. Gutfeld’s co-hosts on The Five have referred to him as “the Rod Serling of political and social commentary.”

Gutfeld’s first job after college was an internship at The American Spectator, as an assistant to conservative writer R. Emmett Tyrrell. He landed his first full-time job as a staff writer at Prevention magazine. He then worked in Emmaus, Pennsylvania for approximately a decade as an editor at various Rodale Press magazines. In 1995 he became a staff writer at Men’s Health. He was promoted to editor in chief of Men’s Health in 1999. A year later, he was fired and replaced by David Zinczenko. Gutfeld then became editor in chief of Stuff, increasing circulation from 750,000 to 1.2 million during his tenure. In 2003 he hired several dwarfs to attend a conference of the “Magazine Publishers of America” on the topic of “buzz”, with instructions to be as loud and annoying as possible. The stunt generated publicity but led to Gutfeld’s being fired soon afterward; he was then made head of “brain development” at Dennis Publishing.

He helmed Maxim magazine in the UK from 2004 to 2006. However, Gutfeld’s contract expired without renewal after losses in readership under his tenure.

Gutfeld was one of the first posting contributors to The Huffington Post from its launch in 2005 until October 2008; frequent targets of his sarcasm included his colleagues Deepak Chopra, Cenk Uygur, Arianna Huffington, and Huffington Post bloggers. Many of his Huffington Post commentaries/blogs are still available on its website. Gutfeld has his own blog site, The Daily Gut.

Beginning on February 5, 2007, Gutfeld hosted the hour-long Fox News Channel late-night program, Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, which airs at 3 a.m. Eastern Time. From 2007 to 2013, Bill Schulz served as Gutfeld’s “sidekick” and Andy Levy as the show’s ombudsman. Schulz was a former colleague of Gutfeld’s from Stuff magazine and Levy was a fellow blogger at The Huffington Post.

On July 11, 2011, Gutfeld became a co-host/panelist on the Fox News political opinion discussion program The Five. The program airs weekdays at 5 p.m. ET/2 PM PT.

Gutfeld appeared on the television sitcom Louie in the episode “Come On, God”, which aired on August 11, 2011. He played himself, hosting a parody version of Red Eye, in which he moderated a debate on masturbation.

In 2013, Shulz left Red Eye for undisclosed reasons; Levy moved to being a permanent panelist and Joanne Nosuchinsky joined as a permanent panelist soon afterward.

Gutfeld engaged in a media feud with comedian Russell Brand responding to one of Brands Youtube videos on Fox News by referring to him as ‘Left-Wing Commie scum’ a ‘racist’ and calling him a coward for failing to address religious tensions in his own nation. Brand responded with another video in which he pointed out flaws in Gutfeld’s arguments while also insulting him. Gutfeld has not responded to the video.

Gutfeld left Red Eye on February 27, 2015 to host a new weekend show on Fox News. He was replaced on Red Eye by Tom Shillue. In mid May of 2015, it was announced that Gutfeld would be getting his own late-night show called The Greg Gutfeld Show, which debuted on Sunday, May 31, at 10:00 PM EST. – Wikipedia

“…I became a libertarian by being around conservatives.”

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