Michelle Malkin

Biography

Pounding home the questions that the liberal media are still too timid to ask out loud, Michelle Malkin is one of America’s most important young journalists. She began her career in newspaper journalism a decade ago as an editorial writer and columnist for The Los Angeles Daily News. She then moved to The Seattle Times in 1996. Her column, now syndicated by Creators Syndicate, appears in about 100 papers nationwide, including The New York Post, Miami Herald, Washington Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Modesto Bee and The Detroit News. A first-generation American of Filipino decent, she is the only Filipino-American journalist with a nationally syndicated newspaper column. She is also a regular FOX News Channel commentator and a frequent guest on The O’Reilly Factor and Hannity and Colmes. Malkin’s recent book, Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores, was a New York Times bestseller and one of the best-selling conservative titles of the year. The book is a shocking expose of how America’s lax immigration system led to the September 11 terrorist attacks. Malkin shows how every component of our immigration system has failed: from kowtowing consular offices, to unguarded borders and ports of entry, to toothless detention and deportation policies. What is worse, Malkin writes, is that the problems have persisted long after 9-11. Plagued by inertia, political correctness and corruption, the United States government refuses to enforce its immigration laws with consistency and common sense. Malkin brings to the podium her stark, no-nonsense conclusions about what needs to be done to help keep Americans safe in an anxious, dangerous time. She also voices her strong opinions on a wide range of topics, from education reform to issues of race in America. Michelle, born in Philadelphia, grew up in southern New Jersey and earned her degree from Oberlin College outside of Cleveland, Ohio before joining The Los Angeles Daily News. Malkin’s investigative work on bureaucratic incompetence and corruption won top national honors from the non-partisan Council on Governmental Ethics Law. Malkin is a frequent TV and radio show guest. She has appeared on NBC Nightly News, The Lehrer Report, The McLaughlin Group, MSNBC, ABC's 20/20 and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. She lives with her husband and daughter in Maryland.