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 worked for the Media Research Center from May 2001 to April 2016.

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

Latest from Ken Shepherd
February 8, 2016, 10:20 PM EST

Discussing rumors of a possible Hillary Clinton campaign shakeup in an attempt to right the ship after a close race in Iowa and what looks to be like a Sanders blowout in New Hampshire, CNN’s Anderson Cooper on his eponymous program tonight made a humorous comparison to how struggling cable TV executives handle programs that just aren’t cutting it in the ratings.

February 8, 2016, 5:23 PM EST

MSNBC's Chris Matthews is enjoying beating the dead horse that is Marco Rubio's repetitive answers on Saturday night's debate. But in doing so, Matthews himself is continually trotting out the same talking points about "short-term memory loss" and sounding like a character from the 1982 movie Blade Runner.

February 7, 2016, 12:36 AM EST

Chris Matthews and Brit Hume are, it's safe to say, probably rarely in agreement on much. Tonight, however, both compared Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio's handling of Chris Christie in tonight's New Hampshire primary debate to Dan Quayle poor debate performance in 1988 against Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas).

February 6, 2016, 11:35 PM EST

Catching up with Donald Trump in the "spin room" after Saturday's GOP debate, NBC's Hallie Jackson attempted to get Donald Trump to say who he thought "lost" the GOP debate, hoping, perhaps, to get the New Hampshire frontrunner to attack Sen. Marco Rubio. For his part, Trump refused to take the bait.

February 5, 2016, 12:55 PM EST

She's is her mid-30s, politically-connected and wealthy because of it, and a Clinton campaign surrogate. So it's about darn time that the media stop treating Chelsea Clinton as off-limits, Jack Shafer of Politico writes in a column today headlined, "Time for Chelsea Clinton's Easy Ride to End."

February 4, 2016, 11:24 PM EST

"You guys get to vote in five days. We can't wait to see how it turns out. Don't screw it up!" – MSNBC debate co-host Rachel Maddow at the conclusion of the February 4, 2016 Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire. This was the first and only one-on-one debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders before the Granite State primary on February 9.

February 4, 2016, 7:52 PM EST

"You're kind of cranky, but you know your sh*t!"

That's how Hardball host Chris Matthews complimented his guest, former Gov. John Sununu (R-N.H.), as he thanked him for appearing on the Thursday night edition of Hardball.

February 4, 2016, 4:33 PM EST

In a chat with the publisher of the Manchester Union Leader this afternoon on MSNBC, Chris Matthews trotted out a tired line of his about how Marco Rubio is a "robot" who was programmed by the "neocons."

Mercifully he didn't use his borderline anti-Semitic crack about how he's Sheldon Adelson's sock puppet.

February 3, 2016, 9:31 PM EST

"[T[here is no way we get through this campaign without Donald Trump suing Ted Cruz."

That's a prediction that MSNBC All In host Chris Hayes dropped on his guests, NBC News Trump campaign correspondent Katy Tur and the Huffington Post's Sam Stein. For her part, Tur was inclined to disagree.

February 3, 2016, 3:55 PM EST

Concluding his interview with the chairwoman of the New Hampsire Republican Party in a Manchester diner on Wednesday afternoon, MSNBC host Chris Matthews went on an odd tangent about how the topography of the Granite State supposedly makes it edgier than "flat" Midwestern Iowa. "Topography spells character," Matthews insists.
 

February 2, 2016, 7:56 PM EST

In a thoroughly softball interview geared at presenting Hillary Clinton as a sensible centrist progressive who holds the Democrats' only hope of presidential victory this year, Hardball host Chris Matthews fawned over Clinton by essentially apologizing for not appreciating at the time the former senator's 2008 New Hampshire primary comeback subsequent to her stunning Iowa caucus loss.

February 2, 2016, 5:44 PM EST

Bernie Sanders is out of touch with the experience of many small-town Americans, CNBC anchor Kelly Evans hinted on the February 2 Closing Bell program. The local Walmart in her small town growing up was a "godsend," according to Evans, who was raised in Lexington, Va.

February 2, 2016, 12:27 AM EST

Moments ago on MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell reported that the HIllary Clinton camp was "in a meltdown as this race got closer and closer."

February 1, 2016, 9:23 PM EST

Explaining the difference between how Republican and Democratic caucuses are conducted in Iowa, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow noted that while Republicans tally votes statewide on a one person/one vote system, Democratic caucuses are more complicated and involve physically moving caucus-goers around the caucus room. "In herds," NBC's Brian Williams helpfully offered by way of analogy.

February 1, 2016, 8:25 PM EST

Liberal CNN pundit and former Barack Obama advisor Van Jones declared the 44th President of the United States the "coolest person ever born" during live Iowa caucus coverage on the network this evening.
 

February 1, 2016, 2:58 PM EST

Hillary Clinton will win the Iowa caucuses tonight, MSNBC host Chris Matthews predicted as he closed out an interview Monday afternoon with Clinton senior strategist Joel Benenson because "there's going to be a spine there of her supporters" in Iowa and the "Democratic Party is ready for a radical risk" when "they think they can win this one."

January 29, 2016, 1:38 PM EST

MSNBC is no fan of conservative Texas Republican Ted Cruz, and the network has done it's share of boosting Donald Trump. So perhaps it's no surprise that it's top story this morning is a headline screaming out Trump's trollish line about the Cuban-American being an "anchor baby" from Canada.

January 28, 2016, 7:23 PM EST

Breaking: Chris Matthews apologized, on air, tonight for a remark he made the other night about nobody wanting to watch

January 28, 2016, 5:55 PM EST

Betraying his ignorance of the Constitution, MSNBC's Chuck Todd today essentially asked Cruz campaign senior communications advisor Alice Stewart why her boss doesn't just waltz up the marble staircase of a federal courthouse to get a federal judge, any federal judge, to rule from the bench that the Texas senator is a natural-born citizen and hence eligible to serve as president if elected.

January 28, 2016, 4:09 PM EST

Don Palmer, a former secretary of the Virginia State Board of Elections, has a great piece over at the Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal website about the Washington Post's erroneous reporting about the number of Old Dominion voters supposedly at risk of being disenfranchised for lacking proper government-issued ID.