Lenny McAllister

Published November 17, 2010

Lenny McAllister is a talented public speaker, writer, author and “rising leader” that has "… a mission to make positive changes to the status quo within politics, social issues and other issues that hamper our American way of life..." He is the host of the WVON The Talk of Chicago morning show, “Launching Chicago with Lenny McAllister.” He is the author of the new book, “The Obama Era, Part I (2008-2010): Diary of a Mad Black PYC (Proud Young Conservative).”

McAllister appears as a political commentator and guest on multiple outlets including CNN, Sirius-XM Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, WEAA Baltimore, and Fox News Channel’s “Fox News Strategy Room.” Lenny is a nationally syndicated writer that has been featured in online magazines including The Root, Rushmore Drive, AOL, The Loop 21, Russell Simmons’ Global Grind, and Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller. From 2009-2010, he served as co-host of the political weekly podcast “Both Sides of the Loop with Dr. Marvin King and Lenny McAllister,” featured on The Loop 21.

McAllister has been noted nationally for his ability to provided strong conservative points of view from an African-American perspective that reflects both backgrounds proudly. He was a leading force driving the political movement “Hip Hop Republicans,” a group mentioned by RNC Chairman Michael Steele during his acceptance speech in January 2009. Lenny is a Visiting Fellow for the Center for New Politics and Policy (previously at the University of Denver.) He was featured extensively as a political commentator during the 2008 Republican National Convention in St Paul, Minnesota for several outlets including CNN, CNN International, BBC World News, and BET. During the RNC, McAllister was a guest on the Fox News webcast with Griff Jenkins, a guest co-host with Shepard Smith during a Fox News Channel primetime webcast before Gov. Sarah Palin's vice-presidential nomination speech, and a featured guest on "ABC News NOW" with Sam Donaldson in primetime before Senator John McCain's presidential nomination speech.

Written by BET-Staff

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