Hugh Hewitt

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Location Amphitheater

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General Admission $40

Host, “The Hugh Hewitt Show”
Political analyst and contributor, NBC News and MSNBC

Hugh Hewitt is the acclaimed host of “The Hugh Hewitt Show” on the Salem Radio Network, heard nationally every weekday morning; an NBC News and MSNBC political analyst; a professor of law at Chapman University Fowler School of Law; and a contributing columnist for The Washington Post.

Hewitt began his career as a research assistant for David Eisenhower; he then joined the staff of former President Richard Nixon as an editorial assistant. Hewitt left Nixon’s staff to attend law school, then clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for Judges Roger Robb and George MacKinnon. He served as special assistant to Attorneys General William Smith and Edwin Meese, assistant counsel in the White House and as general counsel to two federal agencies before ending his time in the Reagan Administration as deputy director of the Office of Personnel Management. Hewitt returned to California at Nixon’s request to oversee the construction and opening of the Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda, California.

His broadcast career began in 1990 on Los Angeles radio station KFI AM 640 and on television in 1992 as host of PBS LA affiliate KCET nightly news and public affairs program “Life & Times Tonight,” for which he received three Emmy Awards. He is the author of a dozen books including his memoir The Happiest Life, and prior to joining NBC in the spring of 2016 was a regular on all networks’ Sunday shows.

Since leaving the federal government, Hewitt has served as Governor Pete Wilson’s appointee to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, as the Speaker of the California Assembly’s appointee on the California Arts Council, and as a member of the Orange County Children & Families Commission.

Hewitt is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School.