Human Events Finds New Editor Beyond the Beltway

Human Events has reached beyond the Washington beltway to find its new editorial leader. Cathy Taylor, well-known Opinion and Commentary Editor of California’s Orange County Register, will join Eagle Publishing, Inc. as Editor of the print and online versions of Human Events and as Editorial Director of the Human Events Group.

Joe Guerriero, VP/Group Publisher of the Human Events Group explained, “It took many months to conduct a thorough national search to find someone with Cathy’s experience, but it was definitely worth the effort!  We are thrilled to have this award-winning journalist and seasoned business builder on our team.”

Ms. Taylor has served as the Orange County Register’s Opinion and Commentary Editor since 1996.  She has also been a member of the Register’s senior leadership and executive teams. Previously, Taylor had a distinguished career as a business reporter, columnist, and editor with the Register.  She worked at the Los Angeles Business Journal before joining the Register. Ms. Taylor earned a degree in journalism from USC, where she was a political science honors student and Editor of The Daily Trojan.

Noting the outside-Washington choice, Guerriero commented, “Ours are national publications. They aren’t written just for Capitol Hill staffers or political pundits.  Our readers across America want conservative news and commentary on events both in and outside Washington. Of course we have many influential Capitol Hill readers, too — Human Events is read by leading congressmen, senators, and their staffers — but they read Human Events to stay in touch with genuine, unvarnished conservative sentiment from across the country.”

Human Events is the oldest, and to many, the most highly regarded conservative publication in the country,” continued Guerriero. “It has been called the ‘flagship of the Conservative Movement,’ and even ‘the Bible of the Right,’ but we certainly can’t and aren’t resting on our laurels.  In fact, we are already rolling out many new initiatives from the Human Events Group. But it all begins with great content, and that’s where Cathy shines.”

Current Human Events Editor, Jason Mattera, said, “Cathy brings an unbelievable level of business management and hands-on editorial leadership.  I’m eager to hand over the behind-the-desk reins to Cathy, and get back to in-the-field and investigative reporting.  Frankly, that’s what I love doing, and that’s where I can make the biggest contribution to Human Events and the Conservative Movement.”

Long-time Human Events Editor-in-Chief Tom Winter added, “Our choosing someone from Orange County, California — about as far away from Washington, DC as you can get — shows the strong desire we have to continue our tradition of reflecting outside-the-beltway, middle-America values.  We believe Cathy will make a huge contribution as Human Events’ Editor.”

“It’s a terrific opportunity… I just couldn’t pass it up,” explained Taylor.  “I’ve loved my many years at the Register, and it won’t be easy leaving such a wonderful group of dedicated professionals.  But I now look forward to helping build the Human Events Group, and am grateful for the opportunity.”

Taylor continued, “Human Events already firmly stands on the strong foundation so many legends of conservatism, such as Tom Winter and Allan Ryskind (long-time Human Events Editor-at-Large), built over many, many decades.  Their work is a terrific platform on which to launch new initiatives for increased editorial horsepower, reader involvement, readership growth, and overall conservative editorial leadership and influence.”

Already involved in the transition, Ms. Taylor officially takes over the helm in early December.


Eagle Publishing’s Human Events Group consists of the print and web versions of Human Events, as well as the influential website, and several popular e-newsletters, including The Newt Gingrich Letter, Guns & Patriots, and Family Events – all consumer publications and websites serving America’s large conservative marketplace.  

Eagle Publishing is a multi-media publishing company, headquartered in Washington, DC, owned by publishing entrepreneur Thomas L. Phillips.  In addition to the Human Events Group, Eagle owns Regnery Publishing, the well-known book-publishing company, plus eleven investment newsletters, and the newly launched health-publishing division, Eagle Wellness.