Kelley Beaucar Vlahos has spent the last 17 years as a reporter and columnist in Washington
DC. Currently, she is a contributing editor for The American Conservative magazine
, long-time political writer for FOXNews.com
, 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 National Association of Social Workers 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.
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.