Kelley Beaucar Vlahos is the executive editor of The American Conservative magazine
. A resident of Arlington, Virginia, she has spent the last 17 years as a reporter and columnist in Washington
D.C., serving as a long-time political writer for FOXNews.com
and contributing editor at TAC before taking the helm of the website in June 2017. Before that she worked as a writer,
digital editor and social media maven at WTOP.com
, the Washington area's top all-news network.
Beginning her career in 1994 at the Connecticut
daily, Torrington Register Citizen
, Vlahos went on to nearly five years of reporting for the Greater Hartford daily,
The New Britain Herald .
Her experience there took her from town and city government and budgets to state
supreme court cases, the Connecticut General Assembly, crime, education, healthcare, economic development, local and state
elections, music and arts, and politics at every imaginable level.
Moving to the nation's
capital in 1999, Vlahos took reporting jobs on both sides of the ideological spectrum, writing mainly about healthcare, families
and mental health issues for the NASW News
. She then shifted to covering Capitol Hill and national politics – including the 2000 Presidential election –
before landing in the Internet policy and technology beat
at the Washington bureau of Bridge News,
a global financial news wire now part of Reuters. She began her time at FOXNews.com
in June 2001, and has since written about everything from national security and civil liberties in the wake of 9/11 to campaign
finance reform, veterans, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Middle East, gun control,the Department
of Defense, the conservative movement and the progressive netroots, the media and the federal budget. She wrote over 100 "House
Hunting" and Senate race profiles for the 2002 through 2006 election cycles, as well as coverage of the 2004-2008 National
Conventions, the 2008, 2012 and 2016 presidential elections, and every midterm cycle in between.
Vlahos has been a regular contributor to The American Conservative
since 2007, concentrating on national security,
war policy, civil liberties, the drug war and returning veterans. She's written extensively about homeland security policy
for Homeland Security Today
magazine. She serves on the board of PublicSquare.net
, a Washington-based non-profit program that invites experts with diverse opinions on controversial issues to engage in intelligent
debate with each other.
Meanwhile her articles and commentary appeal across the political
spectrum and have been reprinted in places as diverse as by The Utne Reader, The Spectator (UK) and Truth-out.org.