Erick Erickson is the Editor-in-Chief of RedState.com, a property of Eagle Publishing, Inc. Under Erickson’s leadership, RedState has become the preeminent right of center community online and is the most widely read right-of-center blog on Capitol Hill. Prior to leading RedState, Erickson practiced law for six year and managed a number of political campaigns.
In addition to running RedState, Erickson is also a CNN political contributor.
Every weeknight, Erickson broadcasts live out of Atlanta on the 50,000 watt powerhouse News/Talk WSB on 95.5 FM and 750 AM, the nation’s most listened to talk radio station. He also regularly fills in for nationally syndicated talk radio host Neal Boortz.
According to Newsweek, “Erickson has grabbed his party’s power brokers by their elephant-stitched suspenders. Avid readers include Rush Limbaugh, former senator Fred Thompson and House Minority Leader John Boehner.”
Erickson’s tenure at RedState has been marked by a willingness to speak candidly about and challenge the Republican establishment as well as rally conservatives and tea party activists to push their agenda at both the federal and state level. Additionally, Erickson has used his position at RedState to help raise the profile of a number of conservative candidates across the country from Doug Hoffman in New York’s 23rd Congressional District to Marco Rubio in Florida to Nikki Haley in South Carolina to Richard Mourdock in Indiana.
The London Telegraph named Erickson the sixty-fifth most influential conservative in America in 2010. He is co-author of the upcoming book RedState Uprising to be released in the fall of 2010. Each weekday morning, Erickson writes his “Morning Briefing” email, widely considered a must read among conservative pundits and activists. “The ability of [Erickson's Morning Briefing] to shape a message illustrates the power of the conservative network,” the Washington Post reported on February 1, 2010.
Erickson studied political science and history earning his bachelor’s degree at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, also earning his juris doctorate at Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law.
Erickson and his family reside outside the beltway in Macon, Georgia where he runs RedState.com and is a former Macon city councilman. He can be followed on Twitter and Facebook at ewerickson.