Steven Waldman is Senior Advisor to the Chairman. He is leading an agency-wide effort to assess the state of media and make recommendations designed to ensure a vibrant media landscape. He was the co-founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Beliefnet.com, the leading spirituality website, founded in 1999. Beliefnet won the top editorial awards on the Internet, including the General Excellence Award from the Online News Association and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online.
Before creating Beliefnet, Mr. Waldman served as National Editor of US News & World Report and was National Correspondent for Newsweek. He is author of the New York Times bestseller Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America. He also served as Senior Advisor to the CEO of the Corporation for National Service in the 1990s.
Mr. Waldman's work has appeared in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Review Online, Huffington Post, The Atlantic, ChristianityToday.com, The Washington Monthly and Slate. He has been a regular commentator on national television and radio programs including Fox & Friends, Fox Business, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, ABC World News, NPR's All Things Considered and On the Media, and many others. He was named a "Spiritual Innovator" by Time magazine. He can be contacted by phone at (202) 418-0729.