Jeff Webb is the new co-publisher and senior news editor of Human Events, the digital publishing platform announced Thursday.
Webb and his team will take on the responsibility of building a daily news platform alongside the publication’s already established opinion page, Human Events said.
Webb, founder of Varsity Brands, tweeted, “I have an incredible team around me and we’re ready to build another exceptional organization. We look forward to bringing the truth to the American people.”
I have an incredible team around me and we’re ready to build another exceptional organization. We look forward to bringing the truth to the American people. @HumanEvents @willchamberlain #news #humanevents #jeffwebb https://t.co/fXZmKCNTBv
— Jeff Webb (@jeff_webb) December 10, 2020
Will Chamberlain, principal of Parallel Media and owner of Human Events, said, “I am thrilled to have someone of Jeff Webb’s proven business capability join me in shaping and building the Human Events brand. Jeff is one of America’s premiere entrepreneurs and is a remarkable visionary and leader. He and his team have a track record of building successful enterprises that make a difference in people’s lives. I am confident he will help us do that here at Human Events.”
Human Events dates back to 1944 when it was founded by a group headed by a former editor of the Washington Post. It is best known for being Ronald Reagan’s “favorite magazine.”
Human Events was acquired in 2019 by Chamberlain, an attorney and conservative political pundit. Chamberlain has cultivated a significant following on social media where his views and analysis can be found daily. He also hosts a weekly show on Periscope.
Webb said, “I am excited by the opportunity to join forces with a brand as well respected as is Human Events and to work side by side with someone of Will Chamberlain’s energy and integrity. We look forward to bringing the truth to the American people.”
Plans for the combined operation include a free daily news & opinion e-letter to which readers can subscribe and an enhanced paid membership offering that will provide for member forums and events, along with other “members-only” perks.
Webb and Chamberlain also plan to make themselves available to subscribers with a live interactive weekly program.
Over the past two years, Webb has become increasingly outspoken in the areas of politics and public policy and has been both a frequent media guest and has published thoughtful opinion pieces on a variety of important issues.
Webb, of Memphis, appeared on a July 28 episode of The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – reflected on where he grew up in Northern Dallas and his time while in attendance at the University of Oklahoma.
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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.