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Larry KudlowThe Kudlow Report
Lawrence Kudlow is anchor of CNBC's prime-time program "The Kudlow Report" (7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST).
He is also the host of "The Larry Kudlow Show," which broadcasts each Saturday on WABC Radio and is syndicated nationally by Citadel Media.
Kudlow is a nationally syndicated columnist. He is a contributing editor of National Review magazine, as well as a columnist and economics editor for National Review Online. He is the author of "American Abundance: The New Economic and Moral Prosperity," published by Forbes in January 1998.
During President Reagan's first term, Kudlow was the associate director for economics and planning, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, where he was engaged in the development of the administration's economic and budget policy.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Extraordinary Commitment Award from St. Patrick's Church of Redding, Conn.; Bishop's Humanitarian Award from the Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens; Humanitarian Award from Pregnancy Care Center of New Rochelle, N.Y.
In addition, Kudlow received the Spirit Award from Hazelden Foundation of Center City, Minn.; Exemplary Achievement Award from Covenant House of New York; Ethical Angel Award from the Guardian Angels of New York; the Reagan Great Communicator Award from the New York Young Republicans Club; Discovery Award from Sacred Heart University; Visionary Award from Council for Economic Education.
Kudlow received an honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J., in 2009.
He is presently on the Board of Directors of Hazelden New York, Mountainside Treatment Center, Catholic Cluster School of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn., and a former Fordham University Board of Trustees member.
Kudlow is CEO of Kudlow & Co., LLC, an economic research firm. His blog, "Money Politics", can be found at www.kudlow.com.
He was formerly chief economist and senior managing director of Bear Stearns & Company. Kudlow started his professional career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he worked in open market operations and bank supervision.
Kudlow was educated at the University of Rochester and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Cathy AreuDemocratic Strategist // Founder of CATALINA Magazine // Contributing Editor, The Washington Post Magazine
Working in the media world for over a decade, she's been called a magazine maven by NPR, one of New York City's most influential women by the Oxygen TV Network, a woman of vision by DC's WashFM, and an "infobabe" (amongst other things) by Rush Limbaugh.
Since 2000, Cathy is known to millions of newspaper readers for her work as a contributing editor for The Washington Post Magazine. Her popular “First Person Singular” interviews have included one-on-one talks with First Lady Laura Bush, Secretary of State James Baker, Senator Al Franken, Host Larry King, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and countless other VIPs. Every unique "First Person" profile, each which is read by more than 2 million readers, tells the story of one of the nation's most notable and influential persons, in his or her own words.
But, today, Cathy is probably best known as the founding publisher of the national Latina print magazine, and multi-media brand, CATALINA, created in 2001 to break stereotypes and show a positive side of the U.S. Hispanic community. In its first year, CATALINA magazine earned the “Lead Launch” distinction by Folio magazine; and reached an audited circulation of 500,000 by 2004, making it the largest lifestyle magazine targeting Hispanic women in the nation.
CATALINA's clients have included Burger King, Disney, ExxonMobil, Volvo, Southwest Airlines, Marshalls, Kodak, to name a few.
As a Latina publisher, Washington Post Magazine contributing editor, and former public high school teacher, Cathy's views on U.S. politics, Latino issues, pop culture and the nation’s education system have caught of attention of national media outlets.
In addition to serving as a frequent guest on shows including Fox’s O’Reilly Factor, HLN’s Prime News, and HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, Cathy has also appeared on CNN’s AC360, CNN’s Campbell Brown, Fox’s Hannity show, and MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown. Her tell-it-like-it-is views have also been discussed by Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh, and other national commentators who wonder what Cathy will say next. Stay tuned ...
Cathy is the author of the top-selling, non-fiction inspirational book: Latino Wisdom. She is currently working on her second non-fiction book about the power of women in D.C.
Dee Dee BenkieRepublican Strategist // Indiana National Committeewoman // Former President of the National Federation of Young Republicans
Indiana National Committeewoman Dee Dee Benkie is a dynamic political leader with a long record of success at every level of Republican activism. From the White House halls in Washington DC to the Versailles town hall of her heartland home in Southern Indiana, Dee Dee has utilized her excellent communication skills and technology savvy to advance the Republican cause.