David Sirota

Columnist, Bestselling Author and TV Commentator

David Sirota is a journalist, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, bestselling author and TV commentator living in Denver.

In its inaugural listing of national journalists, Mediaite.com ranked Sirota as one of the top 100 most influential columnists in America. In 2010, the Nation named Sirota one of the 30 media heroes in America. In reviews of his writing, the New York Times called Sirota a “populist rabble-rouser” with a “take-no-prisoners mind-set.” The legendary columnist Molly Ivins said, “Sirota is a new-generation populist who instinctively understands that the only real questions are ‘Who’s getting screwed?’ and ‘Who’s doing the screwing?’”

Sirota’s nationally syndicated weekly newspaper column runs in the Portland Oregonian, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Seattle Times, among other outlets. Sirota is a twice-weekly contributor to Salon.com, where he covers the intersection of politics, media and popular culture. He has also written for Harper’s, the Nation, the New York Times Magazine and Wired.

Sirota has published three books. The first two, Hostile Takeover and The Uprising, were both New York Times bestsellers. The third book, Back to Our Future, was the subject of a cover story in USA Today. Sirota is a frequent guest on CNN, Current TV and MSNBC. He has also appeared on The Colbert Report and Last Call with Carson Daly.

From 2009–2012, Sirota was an award-winning daily radio talk show host in Denver. For most of that time, he hosted the morning show host on KKZN AM760. Sirota has also appeared as a guest on NPR and has done radio commentary for the BBC World Service.

Before becoming a full-time journalist, Sirota was a political strategist. He served as a senior campaign aide to Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, as a campaign adviser to Connecticut’s anti-war icon Ned Lamont and as the press secretary for Sen. Bernard Sanders, the longest-serving independent in congressional history.

Sirota grew up outside of Philadelphia and received a degree in journalism and political science from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He lives in Denver with his wife Emily, his son Isaac, his dog Monty and a fridge stocked with his favorite Colorado microbrews. 

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