Ken Shepherd lives in New Carrollton, Md., with his wife, Laura, and children Mercy and Abraham. Ken graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland in 2001 with a Bachelors of Arts in Government & Politics and a citation in Public Leadership. 

Ken has worked full-time for the Media Research Center since May 2001 and prior to that was an MRC New Analysis Division intern from October 1998 to May 2001. 

In his spare time, Ken enjoys karaoke, tennis, reading, and discussing theology or politics.

Latest from Ken Shepherd
August 10, 2015, 7:56 PM EDT

The Big Three broadcast evening newscasts tonight ignored a new audit showing that the government may have paid out subsidies to ObamaCare purchasers who were not eligible for them.

August 10, 2015, 4:11 PM EDT

While MSNBC host Chris Matthews may be over the moon about John Kasich, seeing him as the most "moderate" and ergo acceptable choice of the Republican presidential primary field, The Rachel Maddow Show host and msnbc.com contributor Steve Benen took to the Lean Forward network's website today to denounce Kasich as a hard-core rightie.

August 7, 2015, 4:30 PM EDT

Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), who has all but been anointed the successor to Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nevada), exploited the media focus on the GOP presidential debate last night to release a press statement announcing that he would be voting against the Iran nuclear deal when it comes to the Senate floor. This decision, according to MSNBC's Luke Russert, is a "public act of being disloyal" to President Obama.

August 6, 2015, 8:10 PM EDT

Republican presidential contender Carly Fiorina has to be Chris Matthews's worst nightmare: a conservative who punches back hard and doesn't let Chris control the narrative during his interview. Watch this exchange from the August 6 edition of Hardball.

August 6, 2015, 4:33 PM EDT

"Just stop this, @MartinOMalley," sneered Greg Sargent on Twitter earlier today, reacting to an O'Malley aide's complaint about the DNC rigging the primary debate process in favor of frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Lis Smith of the O'Malley camp quickly shot back that it was "not a good look" for a "journalist" like Sargent to oppose "more debates and dialogue."

August 6, 2015, 3:24 PM EDT

The top law-enforcement officer in the Keystone State, Democrat Kathleen Kane, is in trouble for allegedly abusing the powers of her office. Yet in briefly noting the story in their Cheat Sheet digest on Thursday, the Daily Beast omitted any reference to her party affiliation.

August 4, 2015, 9:32 PM EDT

MSNBC host Chris Matthews kicked off his roundtable segment on Tuesday's Hardball by denouncing Ted Cruz's amusing "machine gun bacon" video for conservative media outlet IJReview.com. Unfortunately for Matthews, no one else on his panel was as stuck in the mud, agreeing among themselves it was a clever viral video to put out in the midst of a crowded primary campaign.

August 4, 2015, 6:32 PM EDT

Leave it to the Daily Beast to find objectionable a completely voluntary religious, not-for-profit alternative to for-profit ObamaCare-regulated health insurance. 

July 31, 2015, 4:17 PM EDT

Pro-tip: When you're defending Planned Parenthood on national TV and denouncing congressional Republicans working to remove federal funding of the abortion industry's top national provider, it's probably wise NOT to dismiss the policy matter as "child's play."

July 30, 2015, 9:30 PM EDT

Chastised by former GOP chairman Michael Steele for her haughty, condescending attitude towards"low[est] common denominator middle-class Republican voters who are at the very least giving Donald Trump a fair hearing, Salon editor-at-large Joan Walsh shot back, "I'm much more one of them than he is," adding, "I wasn't born to wealth, for God's sake, Michael Steele!"

July 30, 2015, 6:19 PM EDT

The string of Planned Parenthood sting videos and their shocking revelations will "silence" pro-choice Democrats who are seeking to avoid electoral defeat and/or setbacks against abortion rights, Daily Beast writers Samantha Allen and Olivia Nuzzi argued in their July 30 piece, "Why Dems Don’t Want to Talk About Planned Parenthood."

July 30, 2015, 3:06 PM EDT

As the American news media loses its collective mind over a poached lion in Zimbabwe -- all the while virtually ignoring the latest Planned Parenthood revelations -- citizens of the African nation --who  suffer sky-high inflation and unemployment under a dictatorial leftist regime -- can't see what the fuss is all about.

July 29, 2015, 9:03 PM EDT

MSNBC host Chris Matthews has failed to cover all three of the Planned Parenthood fetal-parts videos that have been released this month. But tonight he found time for a segment on the latest development in Deflategate and devoted his closing Let Me Finish commentary to denouncing the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe.

July 29, 2015, 8:20 PM EDT

MSNBC host and native Philadelphian Chris Matthews devoted less than a minute tonight to news of numerous federal indictments handed down today against Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.). The Hardball host prefaced the story by editorially commenting, "This is sad news."

July 28, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT

"Dodge City" blared the teaser headline atop msnbc.com's home page. "Clinton blatantly sidesteps Keystone question," noted the subheadline for the story by the Lean Forward network's Alex Seitz-Wald.

July 27, 2015, 8:49 PM EDT

For MSNBC's Chris Matthews, his support of the president's Iran deal amounts to "simple math." The Hardball host reckons that bombing Iranian nuclear facilities would maybe buy the world three years, but a diplomatic accord with the Islamic Republic, heck, that gets you a whole decade!

July 27, 2015, 5:56 PM EDT

You cannot make this stuff up: A sex-worker's union has launched a petition drive blasting MSNBC from the Left for a weekend program that it charges unfairly conflates prostitutes who are in the business of their own free will versus those who are the victims of human trafficking.

July 24, 2015, 5:43 PM EDT

Anti-gun rights MSNBC anchor Alex Wagner was off today, but that made little difference on her Now program. Reporting live from Lafayette, Louisiana, at the site of last night's deadly movie theater shooting, network correspondent Craig Melvin conducted back-to-back biased interviews, the first with a Democratic state lawmaker, the second with a gun control activist.

July 23, 2015, 9:04 PM EDT

Closing a segment on the July 23 program about Republican criticism of the nuclear deal that the Obama/Kerry State Department brokered with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hardball host Chris Matthews wondered if 2016 presidential aspirant Marco Rubio's vocal criticism of the deal might in some way be "illegal."

July 23, 2015, 8:29 PM EDT

For the second night in a row, MSNBC host Chris Matthews ignored the new Quinnipiac University poll showing Hillary Clinton trailing in key swing states to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as well as Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.