Robert B. Bluey

Robert B. Bluey

Executive Editor, The Daily Signal

Rob Bluey is Executive Editor for The Daily Signal.

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Rob Bluey is an experienced journalist, innovative leader, and advocate for free speech and a free press. With a career spanning over two decades, Bluey has made significant contributions to the media landscape, particularly in the realm of journalism.

Bluey’s commitment to journalistic excellence is evident in his work as Founding Editor of The Daily Signal, which was created in 2014 to provide insightful, credible reporting and influential commentary on policy issues. He currently serves as Executive Editor and Executive Producer of “The Daily Signal Podcast.”

Under his leadership, Bluey helped expand The Daily Signal’s reach and influence. Today, it’s trusted by policymakers and leaders for providing valuable intelligence on political and policy issues.

The Daily Signal delivers hard-hitting investigative journalism, exclusive reporting on Congress, and timely commentary on culture and politics. The media outlet reaches millions of Americans each day through a variety of channels—in written, audio, and video formats.

Bluey is a respected commentator and speaker on media and political issues. He is a regular contributor to major news outlets and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs to offer his insights on current events and public policy.

Throughout his career, Bluey has held various roles, demonstrating his versatility and dedication to the craft of journalism. For seven years, he served as Vice President of Communications at The Heritage Foundation, where he played a key role in shaping the organization’s marketing, messaging, and media strategy.

“He built a team that is remarkable for its can-do spirit, positive energy, and fantastic output. And he did all of this with a smile on his face and a laugh not too far behind,” then-Heritage President Kay C. James said when honoring him with the President’s Award in 2018.

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 the first journalist to challenge the authenticity of documents used by CBS News anchor Dan Rather in 2004 to question President Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard.

As online editor of Human Events, he transformed it into a popular destination for conservative journalism. He also served as managing editor of the weekly newspaper.

Bluey served as a journalism fellow at the Student Press Law Center, where he helped student journalists and educators facing censorship and promoted press freedom.

Upon joining Heritage, Bluey’s first assignment 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 and oversaw creation of the rapid-response policy blog, The Foundry, and its daily e-newsletter, Morning Bell.

“He’s an online entrepreneurial genius,” Terry Jeffery, investigative editor for the Daily Caller News Foundation, told Politics magazine. “He’s taught people how to bypass the establishment media, and that’s been so valuable to the conservative movement.”

In 2012, he co-founded the Future of Journalism Summit and Breitbart Awards in partnership with the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity.

Campaigns & Elections magazine named him a “Rising Star” in 2008. Politico placed him among Washington’s “Top 50 Politicos.” And in 2018, America’s Future recognized him with the Buckley Award. “Rob has made a significant impact in spreading the ideas of liberty and free markets across the nation, reaching new and wider audiences through his work at The Heritage Foundation and the founding of its multimedia arm, The Daily Signal.”

Bluey was born and raised near Utica, New York. He graduated from Ithaca College, and was editor-in-chief of its award-winning newspaper, The Ithacan.

He currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and three children. He’s enjoyed giving back to his community, serving on the board of his recreation association, as a warden at his church, a youth baseball coach, and sports photographer.