Larry O’Connor is a radio talk show host on Washington DC’s WMAL where he hosts the afternoon drive time program “The Larry O’Connor Show.” He is also the Online Editor for The Weekly Standard. He is a regular guest on Fox News and has also been seen on ABC News, The PBS Newshour and MSNBC. He has been a frequent guest host for nationally-syndicated hosts Dennis Miller and Hugh Hewitt.
Before The Weekly Standard, he served as the Editor-at-large for HotAir.com and before that was with the ground-breaking social media site IJReview.com. While at IJR O’Connor was part of the content team that helped grow the start-up into one of the top social media performers on the Internet with Facebook interaction rivaling major sites like USA Today, Huffington Post and Yahoo. When IJR co-sponsored the Republican Presidential debate in New Hampshire with ABC News, O’Connor was selected to represent the organization with a question for the candidates.
In 2010, he has hired by Internet trailblazer Andrew Breitbart to be Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart.tv. During his tenure at Breitbart, the site he was responsible for (Breitbart.tv) was consistently the highest trafficed page within the Breitbart family, out-performing Big Government, Big Hollywood and Big Journalism. In 2012 he was involved in the transition to a completely new, redeveloped multi-vertical website known now as Breitbart News Network. He became Editor-at-large and provided oversight and strategic coordination for the development of the site as it exists today.
While at Breitbart, O’Connor became a trailblazer himself by creating one of the first, live, daily Internet radio programs/podcast which quickly attracted a large and loyal following and led to his high-profile guest-hosting appearances and, eventually, his current job on WMAL in Washington DC. He became one of the few on-line radio hosts to successfully transition to a major-market radio career. After a five-year tenure, O’Connor left Breitbart News, shortly after the founder’s death.