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Christopher N. Malagisi, Editor in Chief

Christopher Malagisi

Christopher Malagisi is Editor in Chief of the Conservative Book Club (CBC) – a division of Salem Media Group, with over 700K members nationwide. Malagisi is responsible for writing and managing editorial content for CBC’s website, daily e-newsletter, social media platforms (over 550K followers), external relations, and serves as the Club’s public spokesman and has personally conducted over 150 interviews with presidential candidates, high-profile authors, and conservative thought-leaders.

He is also a Tipsheet Author/Contributor at Townhall.com and has a weekly recurring segment on The Mike Gallagher Radio Show discussing political and cultural news, while announcing the weekly Conservative Book Bestseller List. He’s been published in over a dozen leading publications, has been a guest political analyst on Fox News, Fox Business, OANN, and CSPAN, and has been a guest contributor on numerous national radio shows, including The Hugh Hewitt ShowThe Dennis Prager Show, Bill Bennett’s Morning in AmericaBrian Kilmeade & Friends, and DC’s WMAL Mornings on the Mall.

Previously, he was the CPAC Director & Director of External Relations at the American Conservative Union, the Director of Political & New Media Training at The Leadership Institute, Education Director of Conservatism 101, worked at the International Republican Institute, and has served in coalition leadership positions on four U.S. presidential campaigns. He was also an Adjunct Instructor at American University teaching History of the Conservative Movement.  

He received his M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a dual B.A. from American University. He was also a participant or completed fellowships with the National Review Institute, The Claremont Institute (Lincoln), Montpelier Foundation, Foreign Policy Initiative, Hertog Foundation, and Liberty Fund.  Campaigns & Elections magazine has recognized Malagisi as a “DC Mover & Shaker” and received their “Rising Star Award,” and was awarded the “Conservative Leader Award” from The Leadership Institute.

Fun Facts: Malagisi has sailed around the world and visited over 40 countries, is a movie aficionado, is originally from Buffalo, NY, serves on the board of his church’s young professionals group, and has recorded two original piano albums. His favorite conservative classic is Dr. George H. Nash’s The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945.

Follow him at @chrismalagisi.


Bradley Matthews, Editorial Manager

Brad Matthews is the Assistant Editor for the Conservative Book Club. After having interned for the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, Brad joined the site in June 2015. He graduated from The American University in 2014 after only three years, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.


Laura Falcon, Marketing & Advertising Manager

Laura FalconLaura Falcon is the marketing and advertising manager at the Conservative Book Club where she leads its online and offline marketing efforts, and works with publishers to promote books on the CBC site.  She also manages online ads and works to create compelling ads, while monitoring their effectiveness.

Prior to joining CBC, Laura was the program coordinator for Campus Reform.  She primarily managed the Campus Correspondent Program, which recruits and cultivates conservative student journalists all across the country to investigate and report liberal bias on college campuses. Under her leadership, correspondents’ work appeared on the Drudge Report and numerous television news shows.

Despite being a native of the Washington DC area, Laura has rejected the local Washington sports teams in favor of Pittsburgh, where her family originated. One of her proudest moments was being one of the youngest reporters covering the 2011 NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field.

She is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.


Anne Pelczar, Lead Advertising Manager

Anne Pelczar

Anne is a strategic digital media sales representative, who helps with immediate sales goals, but keeps a long-term strategy in mind when devising any campaign. She takes an ethical approach to selling where her clients’ needs and goals are her most important objective.

With a bachelor’s degree in communications and business management, her professional background is also in public relations and marketing, so Anne is also equipped to help with creative ideas that speak to an audience to achieve desired outcomes.

Anne has been with the Salem Media family of companies since March 2016 and enjoys her role in helping Salem partners thrive. Before joining Salem, she has worked for other big name brands, as well as media agencies, and comes equipped with a well-rounded background to help her clients reach their goals.



If you are interested in learning more about advertising opportunities with the Conservative Book Club, please email Anne Pelczar at anne.pelczar@conservativebookclub.com.

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