Townhall Media Welcomes John Sexton to

Posted: Feb 19, 2016 8:35 AM

Conservative activist and web blogger John Sexton joined the Townhall Media family of web properties on Friday as a new contributor for

"John Sexton has a nose for news and an incisive, well-researched approach to blogging, since he and Morgen Richmond launched Verum Serum,” said Hot Air Senior Editor Ed Morrissey. "John has contributed to our Green Room in the past, as well as writing guest posts for the main blog on several occasions. We are thrilled to have him as our colleague and newest full-time contributor, and our readers will be as well."

A native of Northern Virginia, John graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Liberal Arts and went on to get his Masters in Science and Religion from Biola University. In 2005, John launched Verum Serum, a blog dedicated to exposing the truth behind liberal discourse. After gaining widespread praise across conservative circles for his blog's adherence to accurate, insightful reporting, John left Verum in 2012 to begin writing for Breitbart. John currently resides in Orange County, along with his wife and three children.

Sexton released the following statement upon the announcement:

“When Hot Air launched, I started reading it on day one and never stopped. Over the years, Ed and Allahpundit were kind enough to link to my blog occasionally back when this was just a time consuming hobby.

"I then had a chance to meet Ed at a west coast event, and he encouraged me to keep going. Eventually, he was also the person who handed me a Blogger of the Year award in 2012. All that to say, I feel like I have a long-standing, positive relationship with Hot Air, and I’m looking forward to being part of the team.” has become one of the most popular destinations for both main street conservatives and Beltway influentials. Readers rely on HotAir to deliver unrivaled political analysis and commentary.