Reihan Salam is a media fellow with the R Street Institute, focusing on environmental policy and other issue areas.
A contributing editor at the National Review and lead blogger for National Review Online’s The Agenda, Reihan most recently served as a policy adviser at e21. He is also a columnist for Reuters Opinion; a contributing editor at National Affairs; and co-author, with Ross Douthat, of “Grand New Party: How Conservatives Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream.”
Previously, Reihan served as a fellow with the New America Foundation; a columnist for The Daily; an associate editor at The Atlantic; and a producer for NBC Universal’s The Chris Matthews Show. He started his career as a reporter-researcher at The New Republic before stints as a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations and as an editorial researcher for New York Times columnist David Brooks.
Reihan’s writings have appeared in The Weekly Standard and Slate, among other publications. He is a CNN contributor and appears frequently on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront. In addition, he has appeared as a guest on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered; HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher; BBC’s Newsnight; and Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report.
Reihan is a 2001 graduate of Harvard University, with a bachelor’s in social studies. He lives in New York.