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The Editors

Managing Editor Ed Morrissey joined HotAir in February 2008 after writing at Captain’s Quarters since 2003. Ed hosts his daily podcast, The Ed Morrissey Show, and does live chats here at HotAir through Facebook Live on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 4:00pm ET. Ed also occasionally fills in for Hugh Hewitt on the Salem Radio Network, and for Drew Mariani on Relevant Radio.  He can be contacted through @edmorrissey on Twitter.

Weekend Editor Jazz Shaw started contributing to HotAir in 2010 and was named Weekend Editor in 2012. Jazz lives in upstate New York, and on martinis -- dry, shaken or stirred.  He can be contacted through @jazzshaw on Twitter.

John SextonContributing Editor John Sexton started writing for the site as a full-time editor in February 2016, after stints at Breitbart and his original blog, Verum Serum. John lives on the West Coast with his family.  He can be contacted through @verumserum on Twitter.

Contributing Editor Karen Townsend was a political activist for many years in Houston, Texas. She began a personal blog in 2005. In 2015, she joined MRC/Newsbusters as a contributor in the culture section, exposing liberal bias in primetime television programming. Karen began contributing to HotAir in 2018 on weekends and then more regularly. You can contact Karen on Twitter at @penguinpondersContributing Editor David Strom has been a political and policy advisor and speechwriter in 3 gubernatorial campaigns, several Congressional campaigns, and a US Senate campaign. He has also advised numerous state legislative candidates on policy issues. Over the past 25 years he still hasn’t figured out that Minnesota is a terrible place to be a conservative. David is on Twitter at @davidstrom. Please note: HotAir does not accept any unsolicited submissions, nor do its editors respond to any sales, consulting, legal, or advertising inquiries. We do not ever respond at all to inquiries about sponsored posts and treat any requests as spam. All such communications will be ignored. Any legitimate inquiries about advertising or other opportunities should be directed to the business offices of Townhall Media. Editorial inquiries regarding posted articles and tips for news stories and topics should be sent to the [email protected] e-mail address.

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