Greg Gutfeld

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Star on Red Eye

Born:

9/12/1964

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  • Greg Gutfeld, a veteran of Dennis Publishing, edited the U.K. edition of "Maxim" from 2004-2006. Following "Maxim," he served as editor in chief of "Stuff Magazine," where he increased the circulation from approximately 800,000 to 1.2 million. Greg has also edited "Men's Health" magazine.

    Gutfeld has been a blogger on the "Huffington Post," and has his own blog, "The Daily Gut," which he runs with former Dennis Publishing editorial director, Andy Clerkson. He also writes a monthly column called "From the Gut," in the "American Spectator."

    The New York Times described Greg as "a compact but enormously animated man ... 'a drugged-up turtle' ... known for injecting his dark, absurdest humor into a series of magazines he edited. ..." and "... stood out like a drunk who crashes a cocktail party."

    Beginning on February 5, 2007, Gutfeld began as host of Fox News late night program "Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld." In this role, he leads a full-time staff of eight. The show is stated to be not "incredibly well financed" and lacks writers. In addition to his role as host, Gutfeld adds a bizarre sense of humor with his drawings of unicorns and a cat that represent the day's stories. The drawings are forwarded to the viewer with the best comment for the episode.

    Gutfeld has written two books, including "The Scorecard," for Henry Holt, and a recently completed book about England for Simon and Schuster.moreless

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    • Gutfeld (on hosting Red Eye): I feel like I’m a lion tamer holding chain saws because I want to say something funny, but I’m too busy going, "O.K., what do I do next?"

    • Gutfeld (on starting Red Eye): I’ve completely stopped exercising, I have not thought about going to a gym. My diet has gone to hell; I smoke more. I don’t think my drinking has gotten worse; it’s just more intense. I need it and I’ve never needed it. The one thing I hate about it is, the people around you, who you love, you end up being kind of mean to them. Because you feel they don’t understand. And it’s a very wrong kind of thing.

    • Gutfeld : Isn't it better to create an alternate universe where perverts and arsonists and people who belong to Moveon.org, can go and do these things without causing any problems?

    • Gutfeld: I suppose I could say these angry types are no better than cheerleaders for terrorism. After all, both entities - the left and terrorists - seem to share the same desire: to put the US, humiliatingly, in its place. But I would be wrong to say such things. Very wrong. Of course, "dissent is patriotic," and the left is only critical of America because it simply loves our country much more than I do. That's why calling them terrorists would be intolerant and pretty shameful. But what about "patriotic terrorists?

    • Gutfeld [referring to his show "Red Eye"] : "Red Eye" is like "Lost," except without all the sand.

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    • Greg Gutfeld is married to Elena Moussa who is of Russian decent. They met in Britain while he was an editor for Maxim UK.

    • Greg Gutfeld's condominium in New York City is one block from the News Corporation offices. This gives him a short walk to work on "Red Eye."

    • Greg Gutfeld's blog at the "Huffington Post" was so provocative that some readers started a petition at Petition Online to have Greg's blog removed.

    • Greg Gutfeld's editorial style has been considered legendarily eccentric. One of the best-known examples was a stunt that involved sending three dwarfs to crash and disrupt a magazine industry conference.

    • Early in his career, Greg Gutfeld became embroiled a men's magazine editorial war. The editor of U.S. "Esquire" wrote Gutfeld's superior at "Stuff" magazine denouncing Gutfeld as "the boorish personification of Nietzsche's observation that 'there is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action'," and went on to demand that Greg be fired. Gutfeld responded by reprinting the other editor's letter with a handwriting analysis report to document that the "Esquire" editor "fears ridicule."

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