WASHINGTON D.C. October 1, 2015 – The Breitbart News Network (@BreitbartNews) announced today that it has promoted reporter Matthew Boyle to the role of Washington Political Editor and will focus on investigating reporting and major campaign coverage of the 2016 cycle.
“Boyle is a machine who has been at the forefront of covering every major trend in politics in recent years,” said Breitbart’s Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon. “To our audience, Boyle has been recognized as one of the few reporters in Washington who isn’t afraid to ruffle the feathers of the establishment and relentlessly tell the stories grassroots conservatives care about.”
Breitbart.com is now the 265th most trafficked website in America, according to top web analytics firm Alexa. By comparison, Breitbart is outperforming other news organizations such as Politico (319), Vox.com (346), RollingStone.com (338), MSNBC.com (404), the New Yorker (468), and NYMag.com (497).
“I am honored that the team at Breitbart News has put me in a position to continue exposing the permanent political class,” said Boyle. “My friendship with Andrew Breitbart has always been a guidepost for me throughout my career and I’m excited to continue working to carry on his legacy by building a team of world-class journalists who will fight against the establishment media and career politicians.”
Breitbart.com has more than 20 million unique visitors and 100 million page views per month, a loyal and interactive readership making more than 5 million comments per month on the site. In July, NewsWhip, a social media analytics company, released a study that found Breitbart News ranked #19 among Facebook’s largest publishers on total engagement and #25 on Twitter.
“You cannot underestimate the impact that Matt’s reporting has had on the Republican Presidential Primary by staying ahead of the curve and highlighting issues like illegal immigration that strike a chord with conservatives but oftentimes go ignored by the establishment media,” said Breitbart News CEO Larry Solov.
Boyle has interviewed almost every Republican running for president in 2016, including billionaire front-runner Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former New York Gov. George Pataki.
Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow added, “Matt has a unique ability to take on the Washington and media establishments and come out vindicated in the end. He typifies the ‘fighting spirit’ we value at Breitbart News.”
A native of Canton, Massachusetts, Boyle graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis on journalism. He joined Breitbart News in December 2012 after two and a half years as an investigative reporter for The Daily Caller.