Christopher Ruddy is the CEO and majority owner of Newsmax Media, which publishes Newsmax.com and broadcasts the Newsmax TV network. Ruddy grew up on Long Island, New York, where his father was a police officer in Nassau County. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in history from St. John’s University in 1987.
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Christopher Ruddy is the CEO and majority owner of Newsmax Media, which publishes Newsmax.com and broadcasts the Newsmax TV network. Ruddy grew up on Long Island, New York, where his father was a police officer in Nassau County. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in history from St. John’s University in 1987. He earned a master’s degree in public policy from the London School of Economics and also studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as an undergrad. He is a member of the International Council, chaired by Henry Kissinger, at the CSIS, a bipartisan Washington, D. C., think tank focused on national security and foreign affairs. He serves on the board of directors of the Financial Publishers Association, an industry trade group whose goal is to share knowledge of best business practices to help members’ publications grow and prosper. In January 2010, Britain’s Daily Telegraph ranked Ruddy as one of the \”100 Most Influential Conservatives\” in the U.S. Ruddy’s discussion of questions regarding the death of White House counsel Vince Foster was described by Former FBI Director William S.
Sessions as “serious and compelling” Ruddy has studied as a Media Fellow with the Hoover Institute Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University. He worked briefly as a bilingual high school social studies teacher in the Bronx, New. York. He started Newsmax with a USD 25,000 investment along with Richard Mellon Scaife, who owned the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, in 1998. In 2000, Ruddy then owned a 60 percent stake with the rest owned by scaife. He later built on his work on the Foster case for his book The Strange Death of Vincent Foster. One of the officers named by Ruddy along with the St. Mark Brookhiser, seeking USD 2 million in damages for libel, was dismissed because Ruddy had said nothing concerning the officer and said nothing of the gospel-up-up cover-up of Foster’s death. In 2015 he was elected to theBoard of Directors of the Zweig Fund and theZweig Total Return Funds, two New York Stock Exchange-traded closed-end funds managed by Virtus.
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