Guardian US announces Mehdi Hasan as new regular columnist


The Guardian US has announced that award-winning British-American writer and broadcaster Mehdi Hasan will join the newsroom as a regular columnist. Hasan is the former host of “The Mehdi Hasan Show” on MSNBC and the author of the New York Times bestseller “Win Every Argument.” His first column, “Biden can pick up the phone and end the bombing of Gaza today,” can be found here.

US Editor Betsy Reed said: “I’m thrilled that Mehdi has chosen to join the Guardian US. We’re proud to provide a platform for his incisive political commentary, relentless advocacy for human rights and free speech, and fearless accountability for those in power. Mehdi is the latest addition to a stellar, expanding roster of opinion writers here at Guardian US, and I look forward to his contributions in the months ahead.”

US Opinion Editor Amana Fontanella-Khan said: “Mehdi Hasan is an essential voice on U.S. politics and foreign policy. His debut column on Gaza is a brilliant taste of his hard-hitting and urgent commentary to come. We are very excited to have him join our roster.”

Hasan said: “I have been poring over columns in the Guardian since I was a teenager. Now I get to write some of my own, in what is perhaps one of the busiest and biggest news years of my lifetime. It’s a huge honor and a privilege.”

About Guardian Media Group:

Guardian Media Group (GMG), is the publisher of, one of the largest English-speaking news websites in the world. Since launching its U.S. and Australian digital editions in 2011 and 2013, respectively, traffic from outside the U.K. now represents around two-thirds of the Guardian’s total digital audience.

Guardian US has more than 100 members of editorial staff across bureaus in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. In 2022, the Guardian US averaged 41 million unique visitors per month and now has more than 250,000 recurring supporters in the U.S. The Guardian US is renowned for its Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency and for other award-winning work, including The Paradise Papers. Today, the Guardian US is known for its urgent coverage of the climate crisis, politics, race and immigration, guns, gender, the arts and more.


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