Distinguished NJC Alumni
More than 1,900 alumni have participated in the National Journalism Center’s internship program, and many have gone on to become best-selling authors and journalists. They have been hired by hundreds of media outlets, including: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, PBS, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, C-SPAN, BBC, Time, Newsweek, Esquire, New Yorker, National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, TV Guide, Forbes, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Associated Press, UPI, Reuters, and more.
ANN COULTER - NJC Alumna, Spring 1985
Ann Coulter is the legal correspondent for Human Events and writes a popular syndicated weekly column. She appears frequently on television, radio, and at public speaking events and is well known for being outspoken about her hard-hitting conservative political and social views. She has authored eight New York Times bestselling books.
Coulter completed the National Journalism Center's program in 1985. Born in New York in 1961, Ann attended Cornell University where she helped found The Cornell Review and became a member of the Delta Gamma national women's fraternity. She graduated cum laude with a B.A. in history. In 1988 she received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School where she was the editor of the Michigan Law Review and president of the local chapter of the Federalist society.
After graduating from law school Coulter served as a law clerk in Kansas City for Pasco Bowman II of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Later, she worked as a corporate lawyer for a private practice in New York City. Eventually, Coulter worked for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee after the Republican Party won majority in Congress in 1994. She worked for Senator Spencer Abraham of Michigan, and then became a litigator with the Center for Individual Rights.
Among Coulter's bestselling books are Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America (August 2012); Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America (November 2009); and If Democrats Had any Brains, They'd Be Republicans (August 2008). Her most recent book, Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama, hit the shelves in August, 2012.
"The National Journalism Center is an excellent training ground for writers. Most beginning journalists want to write meandering thought pieces, but most beginning writers don't have enough original thoughts to make that a profitable enterprise. NJC teaches writers to locate primary sources, run down facts, and get quotes." - Ann Coulter
GREG GUTFELD - NJC Alumnus, Fall 1987
Greg Gutfeld graduated from the National Journalism Center in the fall of 1987. Since then, he has made a career as an author, columnist, editor, blogger and political satirist.
Gutfeld got his start as a staff writer for Prevention Magazine and editor-in-chief of Men’s Health magazine. He then moved on to become editor-in-chief of Stuff magazine and later helmed Maxim magazine in the U.K. He also made a name for himself as a contributor for the Huffington Post, where he became known for his brazen ridicule of the publication’s leftists.
Greg Gutfeld currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld and co-host of The Five. He joined the network in 2007 as a contributor. He also blogs about news and pop culture for his own site, The Daily Gut, as well as BigHollywood.com, and has appeared on numerous popular radio shows, including "The O'Reilly Factor," Dennis Miller's show and "Opie and Anthony." He is also the author of several books, including Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You, The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph Over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage, and The Bible of Unspeakable Truths.
MALCOLM GLADWELL - NJC Alumnus, Summer 1982
Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. In 2005 he was named among Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People. He is the author of several books, including Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference; Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking; What the Dog Saw; and Outliers: The Story of Success.
Gladwell came through the National Journalism Center's program in the summer of 1982 before graduating from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history in 1984.
From 1987 to 1996 he was a reporter with the Washington Post where he covered business and science, and then served as the paper's New York City bureau chief. Malcolm Gladwell was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario, and now lives in New York City. His newest book, David and Goliath: The Triumph of the Underdog, is set to be released in October 2013.
JASON MATTERA - NJC Alumnus, 2003
Jason Mattera is a journalist, New York Times bestselling author, and host of "The Jason Mattera Show" on 77 WABC in New York. Known for his "ambush interviews" of D.C. political figures, Jason was called Washington's "bad boy reporter" by POLITICO.
Born in 1983 and raised in New York, Mattera graduated summa cum laude from Roger Williams University with a double major in business management and communications. While Jason was in college, Young America's Foundation named him a top student activist nationwide for two years in a row. He completed the National Journalism Center's program in the summer of 2003.
Mattera was made editor of Human Events at the age of 26. He has appeared on scores of radio shows including "The O'Reily Factor," "Hannity," "Fox & Friends," C-SPAN, CNN, and many others. Michelle Malkin called the work in his bestselling books Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation and Hollywood Hypocrites a "heat-seeking missile aimed at the cult of Obama."
TIM CARNEY - NJC Alumnus, Summer 1999
Timothy P. Carney is a senior political columnist at the Washington Examiner and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He has more than a decade of experience reporting on the intersection of politics and economics, with a particular expertise in rooting out just who stands to profit from politicians' "reform" proposals. His first book, The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money won the Templeton Enterprise Award in 2008 from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the Lysander Spooner Award for the "best book on liberty" in 2006.
Carney studied at St. John's College and came through the National Journalism Center's program in 1999. He continued his training with journalism legend Robert Novak, later becoming a Senior Correspondent and eventually Editor of the Evans-Novak Political Report. Carney is also the author of Obamanomics: How Barack Obama Is Bankrupting You and Enriching his Wall Street Friends.
JOHN FUND - NJC Alumnus, Summer 1981
John Fund is a senior editor at the American Spectator and a former columnist at the Wall Street Journal. While at the WSJ he wrote the weekly column "On the Trail" for OpinionJournal.com and contributed to the Journal's Political Diary newsletter. He served on the WSJ's editorial board from 1995 to 2001. He appears frequently on television and his work has been published in many varied publications, including Esquire, Reason, Reader's Digest, The New Republic, and National Review.
Fund studied at California State University and completed the National Journalism Center's program in the summer of 1981, later working as a research assistant for the California State Legislature. His journalism career took off in 1982 when he became a reporter for the syndicated columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak. In 1993 he received the Warren Brookes Award for journalistic excellence from the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Fund has authored several books, including Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy and Who's Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk.
"The National Journalism Center is an unequalled training ground for youthful writers and reporters. Thanks to the NJC, I got my start interning for Bob Novak, learning the essential skills of media work from an accomplished real-world pro. For young people aspiring to press careers, the best advice that I can offer is: Enroll at the NJC as soon as you can get there." - John Fund