Joel Pollak is senior editor-at-large and In-House Counsel at Breitbart News. Prior to joining Breitbart, Pollak was a Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for Congress in Illinois and a Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute, focusing on human rights and international law.
Born in South Africa, Pollak became a U.S. citizen in 1987. He holds law and bachelor’s degrees from Harvard University, and a master’s degree from the University of Cape Town.
Pollak has published three previous books: Wacko Birds: The Fall (and Rise) of the Tea Party, The Kasrils Affair: Jews and Minority Politics in Post-Apartheid South Africa, and Don’t Tell Me Words Don’t Matter: How Rhetoric Won the 2008 Presidential Election. He is a contributor to Canada’s Sun News Network, a frequent guest on Fox News and CNN, and lives with his wife Julia, and daughter, Maya, in Santa Monica, California.