Quin Hillyer, a senior editorial writer for The Washington Times and a senior editor for the American Spectator magazine, has won awards for journalistic excellence at the local, state, regional and national levels. His work has been featured in more than 50 publications, including the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, the San Francisco Chronicle, Investor's Business Daily, National Review, the Weekly Standard, Human Events and the New Republic Online.
He is a former editorial writer and columnist for the Mobile (Ala.) Register, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and the Washington Examiner, and a former managing editor of Gambit Weekly in New Orleans. He has appeared dozens of times as a television analyst in Washington, Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana, and as a guest hundreds of times on national and local radio shows.
Mr. Hillyer also has worked in professional or volunteer capacities in dozens of political campaigns, and served for five years as press secretary for Rep. Bob Livingston, a Louisiana Republican who was House Appropriations Committee chairman. He was an original executive board member of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism, formed to halt the political rise of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
Mr. Hillyer also has volunteered in leadership roles for numerous church, civic and educational organizations. He is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University and is a fellow of the Loyola University (New Orleans) Institute of Politics and of Leadership Coastal Alabama.
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