Chris Ruddy

Christopher Ruddy founded Newsmax Media, Inc. in 1998 and serves as its CEO. Newsmax today is one of the nation’s leading broadcasting and digital media companies. The Company includes the Newsmax network, the 4th highestrated cable news channel in the U.S., according to Nielsen. Ruddy began his career as a journalist at the New York Post and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Multichannel News named him to its “News Titans” list of the top 10 people to know in television news. Newsweek ranked him one of America’s top 20 most influential news media personalities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from St. John’s University in New York and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics. Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from St. John’s University, Ruddy has been a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and served as a member on the Knight Foundation’s Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy.