Angelo Carusone

Angelo Carusone

Chairman and President of Media Matters

Angelo Carusone is Chairman and President of Media Matters -- a nonprofit organization and the United States' premier media watchdog.

Carusone is a recognized authority on right-wing extremism and frequently provides expert opinion about extremism, online toxicity, and the underlying structures fueling their rise. He has also become a go-to resource for journalists writing about fake news and the ways technology platforms are addressing the issue.

Carusone is an expert on brand safety in advertising and a prolific organizer who has led many high-profile corporate campaigns. Notably, Carusone launched the viral #DumpTrump campaign in 2012 that convinced department store giant Macy's to terminate its business partnership with Donald Trump. He was also instrumental in the advertiser pressure campaigns that resulted in Glenn Beck’s and Bill O'Reilly's termination from Fox News.

Angelo has been featured in the Advocate's Forty under 40 and was profiled by The Guardian as a leader of the grassroots resistance activism in the age of Donald Trump.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

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