Expertise: Religion | Politics | Culture wars | Gay rights | Religious left | Religious right
Background: Dan Gilgoff is a Senior Writer and author of the God & Country blog at U.S. News & World Report. Gilgoff covers religion, politics, and the intersection of religion with public life as well as the faith angle in current events. He has covered the Obama administration’s pioneering outreach to religious groups and the Christian right’s post-2004 rise and fall; has recently interviewed evangelical figures Rick Warren and Ted Haggard; and follows the culture wars around issues like abortion and gay rights.
Gilgoff worked previously as politics editor at Beliefnet.com, the biggest religion website, where his God-o-Meter blog on religion in the presidential race won the 2008 Online Journalism Award for commentary.
Gilgoff’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Politico, Roll Call, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Denver Post, Congressional Quarterly, and Wine Enthusiast.
A Pennsylvania native, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from George Washington University.
Awards: National Journalism Award, 2008 East West Center Senior Journalism Fellow, 2008.
Publications: The Jesus Machine: How James Dobson, Focus on the Family, and Evangelical America are Winning the Culture War (St. Martin's Press, 2007)
Media appearances: Gilgoff appears frequently on television and radio, including CBS, CNN, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, C-SPAN, National Public Radio, Air America, and WTOP-FM (Washington D.C.).
Blog: God & Country, usnews.com/blogs/god-and-country