Hugh Hewitt, a multifaceted figure in media, politics, and academia, is set to co-moderate the upcoming Republican presidential debate.

Who is Hugh Hewitt? 

Hugh Hewitt is a well-known American radio talk show broadcaster, attorney, scholar, and author with a diverse career in media and politics. Hewitt, who was born on February 22, 1956, in Warren, Ohio, has had a variety of positions, including serving in the Reagan administration and teaching law at Chapman University School of Law.

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During the Reagan administration, Hewitt held posts as Deputy Director and General Counsel of the Office of Personnel Management, General Counsel of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Assistant White House Counsel, and Special Assistant to the Attorney General. In 1989, he was also the Executive Director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

Hewitt’s media exposure includes presenting The Hugh Hewitt Show, a nationally syndicated radio show that covers a wide range of issues such as law, government, politics, and American cultural trends. He routinely invites journalists and professionals to discuss and defend their work on his show. His media talents gained him accolades, including three Emmys for his work on KCET’s Life & Times.

Aside from his radio show, Hewitt has appeared on numerous television shows and was recognized for presenting a half-hour show on MSNBC. However, his appearances on NBC and MSNBC ended in 2020, prompting him to transfer to Fox News Channel.

Hewitt’s political opinions have ranged from supporting Republican presidents to questioning their actions when warranted. He has frequently aired his conservative views on foreign policy, immigration, and other political topics.

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His career and analysis have been marred by controversy, including being booed during a CNN debate for criticizing a presidential candidate. Hewitt is a key character in American public discourse due to his wide background and long involvement in media and politics.