Matthew Continetti

Matthew Joseph Continetti (born June 24, 1981) is an American journalist and editor-in-chief of The Washington Free Beacon.[1]

Matthew Continetti
Born Matthew Joseph Continetti
June 24, 1981 (age 36)
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Alma mater Columbia University
Occupation Journalist, newspaper editor
Spouse(s) Anne Elizabeth Kristol (2012–present)

Life and career

Continetti was born in Alexandria, Virginia.[2] He is the son of Cathy (née Finn) and Joseph F. Continetti.[3] Continetti graduated from Columbia University in 2003.[4] While in college he wrote for the Columbia Spectator and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's magazine, CAMPUS.[4] In summer 2002 he did a Collegiate Network internship at the National Review, where he worked as a research assistant for Rich Lowry.[4][5] He joined The Weekly Standard as an editorial assistant, and later became associate editor.[4]

His articles and reviews have also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The Financial Times.[6] He has also been an on-camera contributor to[7] He has criticized Glenn Beck as "nonsense."[8] He has argued the American media turned on Sarah Palin during the 2008 campaign because they had blind allegiance to Barack Obama.[9] He has criticized American academia as uniformly left wing.[10]

Continetti lives in Arlington, Virginia.[6] He is married to Anne Elizabeth Kristol, the daughter of writer William Kristol.[3] Continetti converted to Judaism in 2011.[11]

In March, 2015, Continetti penned a column that was highly critical of the fictitious character, Mr. Spock, from the Star Trek television and movie series, as a response to President Barack Obama's statement at the death of the late actor Leonard Nimoy.[12]


  • The K Street Gang: The Rise and Fall of the Republican Machine, Doubleday (2006)
  • The Persecution of Sarah Palin: How the Elite Media Tried to Bring Down a Rising Star (2009)


  1. ^ The Washington Free Beacon Masthead
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b "Anne Kristol and Matthew Continetti". The New York Times. 2012-02-19.
  4. ^ a b c d Intercollegiate Studies Institute biography
  5. ^ Richard Lowry, Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years, Regnery Publishing, 2004, p. 343 Google Books
  6. ^ a b Weekly Standard biography
  7. ^ Bloggingheads webpage
  8. ^ John Nichols, The "S" Word: A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism, Verso Books, 2011 Google Books
  9. ^ Michael Graham, That's No Angry Mob, That's My Mom: Team Obama's Assault on Tea-Party, Talk-Radio Americans, Regnery Publishing, 2010, p. 166 Google Books
  10. ^ Bruce E. Johansen, Silenced!: Academic freedom, scientific inquiry, and the First Amendment under siege in America, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007, p. 129 Google Books
  11. ^ Matthew Continetti on Twitter, April 13, 2016. "Fact-check: I converted to Judaism in 2011."
  12. ^ Continetti, Matthew (March 6, 2015). "I Don't Love Spock: Column; President Obama's favorite Star Trek character is an appeasing arrogant jerk". Washington Free Beacon. Washington, DC.

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