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Joe Gandelman


Joe Gandelman is the founder and editor-in-chief of the centrist media hub The Moderate Voice. A leading political and current events blogger and a veteran journalist, Joe's balanced commentary and commitment to providing a forum for reasoned, thoughtful opinion help him stand out amidst the din of the blogosphere. As an influential and authoritative source of news and analysis, he has appeared as a pundit on CNN and MSNBC. The Moderate Voice has often been cited by other many media outlets, and CNN's John Avlon has listed Joe among the top 25 most influential centrists in the country.      

Prior to founding The Moderate Voice, Joe worked domestically as a staff reporter for the the Wichita Eagle Beacon and the San Diego Union. His articles and commentary have appeared in more than 50 publications, including the Christian Science Monitor, the Baltimore Sun, Miami Herald, San Diego Tribune, Sydney Morning Herald, and on NPR’s All Things Considered, among others. He has written for Pajamas Media, the Huffington Post, and wrote a weekly column for The Week, as well as a syndicated columnist for MSNBC's

Joe has also reported extensively overseas, writing freelance for The Hindustan Times in New Delhi; the Argus South African Newspapers; Winnipeg Free Press in Canada; The Sydney Morning Herald; Aftenposten in Norway; and Haartez in Israel; as well as papers in Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress.

A complete list of Joe's reporting and commentary on current events in The Moderate Voice can be found here.

Follow Joe on Twitter @joegandelman .


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Did you know? Joe is also a phenomenal entertainer, comedian and ventriloquist!

A versatile and gregarious personality, Joe has an unusual sideline, performing as a master ventriloquist, comedian, and family entertainer across the country. In fact, his face is one of those in “The Great Ventriloquists” trading card series.  

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