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Charles Sykes - Commissioner

Until he stepped down in December after 23 years, Charles Sykes was one of Wisconsin’s top-rated and most influential conservative talk show hosts. Sykes is also author of nine books, including A Nation of Victims, Dumbing Down Our Kids, Profscam, The Hollow Men, The End of Privacy, 50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School,  A Nation of Moochers, and Fail U. The False Promise of Higher Education. He was co-editor of the National Review College Guide.

His most recent book, How the Right Lost Its Mind, published by St. Martin’s Press, was released in October 2017.

He is currently an MSNBC contributor and was co-host of the national public radio show, “Indivisible,” which is originated from WNYC. He is an outspoken critic of the Trump Administration and of what he calls the conservative “alternative reality” media.

Sykes has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, Newsweek,, Salon, USA Today, National Review, The Weekly Standard and other national publications. He has appeared on Meet the Press, the Today Show, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, PBS, the BBC, and has been profiled on NPR. He has also spoken extensively on university campuses.

He lives in Mequon, Wisconsin with his wife and three dogs. He has three children, and two grandchildren.



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