Rob Bluey, an accomplished journalist, is senior vice president of communications at The Heritage Foundation and editor in chief of The Daily Signal, the think tank's multimedia news organization.
Bluey is responsible for building innovative media platforms and digital assets that reach influential audiences with conservative policy solutions. He leads a team that oversees Heritage’s digital strategy, editorial content and original news reporting.
Bluey is the founding editor of The Daily Signal, a respected source of policy-based news and analysis. It was launched by Heritage in June 2014 to provide insightful, credible reporting and influential commentary on policy issues from a conservative perspective.
Combining a background in journalism with a passion for digital media, Bluey's goal has been to strengthen Heritage's position as the go-to policy research institute with hard-hitting stories and videos that spotlight conservative solutions to the nation's thorniest challenges. His team is responsible for promoting the think tank’s content on more than a dozen digital platforms —from Facebook and Twitter to Instagram and YouTube.
Bluey joined Heritage in 2007 after five years as a reporter and editor in Washington, D.C.
While reporting for Cybercast News Service, he was among the first journalists and bloggers to challenge the authenticity of documents used by CBS News anchor Dan Rather to question President George W. Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard.
As editor of HumanEvents.com for more than a year, he transformed it into a popular destination for conservative journalism. He also served as managing editor of the venerable print edition, Human Events.
Bluey's first assignment at Heritage was as liaison to conservative bloggers and host of the Bloggers Briefing, a weekly meeting he co-founded in 2006. Within a year, he was named editor-in-chief of Heritage.org and oversaw creation of the rapid-response policy blog, The Foundry, and its daily e-newsletter, Morning Bell.
In 2012, he co-founded the Future of Journalism Summit and Breitbart Awards in partnership with the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity.
Bluey serves on the board of visitors for the Institute for Political Journalism. He frequently speaks about journalism and digital strategy. Campaigns & Elections magazine named him a "Rising Star" in 2008. Politico placed him among Washington's "Top 50 Politicos."
"He's an online entrepreneurial genius," Terry Jeffery, Cybercast News Service editor in chief, told Politics magazine. "He's taught people how to bypass the establishment media, and that's been so valuable to the conservative movement."
Bluey grew up in upstate New York. He graduated from Ithaca College, and was editor of its award-winning newspaper, The Ithacan.
He currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and two sons.