Welcome! I’m Katie Kieffer. I’m an entrepreneur, author and commentator. You can also find my column every Monday on TownHall.com. I recently finished writing my first book titled Let Me Be Clear: Barack Obama’s War on Millennials and One Woman’s Case For Hope. Random House is the publisher. My book offers lessons and solutions that we’ll need to achieve our entrepreneurial dreams.

Katie Kieffer speaking in Chicago.

Katie Kieffer speaking in Chicago. Image copyright Katie Kieffer. All rights reserved.

Professional Background and Experience

Katie graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas.

Katie has a background in commercial real estate. Katie chaired a National NAIOP Young Professionals Forum of rising stars in commercial real estate and won multiple awards at the state and national levels for her leadership in commercial real estate. She was also named one of the ‘Twin Cities 25 Finest Young Professionals.’

Today, Katie runs an entrepreneurial media venture; she is a public speaker, columnist and guest on national radio and TV programs. Katie brings an innovative perspective to international economic, cultural and public policy discussions.

Early career highlights

  • During high school, Katie wrote editorial columns for the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
  • Katie was selected to be the ambassador for her high school at Girls State.
  • As a college sophomore, she founded and published a nationally-recognized independent student newspaper called the St. Thomas Standard.
  • She was the sole female entrepreneur recognized with a “Practicing Entrepreneur Award” at the University of St. Thomas during her senior year.


  • Columnist and Political Commentator, Townhall.com and TheBLAZE (present)
  • Founder & Editor-in-Chief, St. Thomas Standard (college)
  • Columnist, St. Paul Pioneer Press (high school)


Katie Kieffer

Katie Kieffer is a commentator and columnist.

Television appearances and select radio broadcasts:

  • CNBC
  • HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”
  • FOX Business – The Willis Report
  • FOX Business – Cavuto
  • FOX News  - Hannity
  • FOX News  - The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson
  • FOX News – Fox & Friends
  • FOX News – America’s News HQ with Uma Pemmaraju
  • FOX News – Bret Baier’s Special Report
  • The Dennis Miller Show
  • TheBLAZE Real News
  • The Glenn Beck TV Show
  • The Laura Ingraham Show
  • The Geraldo Rivera Show
  • EXTRA!
  • Wall Street Journal.com Opinion with Mary Kissell
  • Newsmax TV
  • Sun News Network (Toronto, Canada)
  • HLN - Dr. Drew Show
  • Current TV
  • The Dave Boze Show
  • The Wilkow Majority
  • RARE.us
  • Relevant Radio
  • CBS Radio – Mornings with Ray Dunaway
  • NRA TV – Cam & Co
  • The Jason Lewis Show
  • Firearms Radio – This Week in Guns
  • The Sam Sorbo Show
  • The Wells Report with Jon-David Wells
  • The David Webb Show
  • The Mike Siegel Show
  • American Family Radio – Today’s Issues
  • The Greg Krino Program
  • The Jim Bohannon Show
  • The Financial Survival Network
  • The Dr. Alvin Show
  • Morning Show with Sean & Frank, WCBM AM 680
  • WKRC-AM, Clear Channel Cincinnati, Brian Thomas Show
  • NewsTalk990 – Fridays with Stefano and Daniels
  • Car Concerns Radio USA
  • The John Gibson Show
  • On the Way with Ridgeway
  • Boston Herald Radio – Trending Now
  • The Bill Cunningham Show
  • The Jack Riccardi Show on KTSA radio
  • The Rita Cosby Show
  • The Lars Larson Show
  • World Net Daily
  • The Libertarian Republic
  • Daily Caller podcast with Matt Lewis
  • The Sue Jeffers Show on Twin Cities News Talk
  • The Closer hosted by Brad Carlson on Northern Alliance Radio Network
  • The Ed Morrissey and Mitch Berg Show, WWTC AM 1280 The Patriot

Select national speaking engagements:

  • Keynote speaker for TFRW Legislative Day 2015 – Austin, Texas
  • Center for the American Experiment, 2015, Minneapolis, MN
  • Republican Liberty Caucus Event, CPAC 2015, National Harbor, MD
  • NFRW National Board Meeting, 2014, Grand Hyatt, Dallas, TX
  • YAF National Student Conference, 2014, George Washington University, D.C.
  • Friends of the NRA Banquet keynote, 2014 Omaha, NE
  • DPAF Dallas Careers Summit 2014, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
  • CPAC 2014 book preview in National Harbor, MD
  • CPAC 2013 in National Harbor, MD
  • Defending The American Dream Summit, NJ
  • CPAC Chicago, IL
  • CPAC 2012 in Washington D.C.
  • RightOnline 2011, Minneapolis, MN
  • Trinity School at River Ridge
  • CoreNet Global, Minneapolis, MN
  • CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.
  • 2010 Tax Day Rally
  • NAIOP Development, Annual Meeting for Commercial Real Estate, Chicago
  • Eagle Forum Collegiate Summit, Washington, D.C.
  • NAIOP Leadership & Legislative Retreat, Washington, D.C.
  • NAIOP Development: Annual Meeting for Commercial Real Estate, Atlanta

Public speaking awards:

  • Big 10 Speakers All-Star Award
  • Big 10 Speakers Most Valuable Member Award
  • Big 10 Speakers High Five Club Distinction
  • Toastmaster’s Speech Club President

Fun mentions in the news:

“20 Hottest Women in the New Media 2015″ -RightWingNews

“The 50 Best Columnists of 2014″ (6th Annual Edition) -RightWingNews

“Millennial author Katie Kieffer wants to empower her generation” – Pioneer Press

“Smart, Young Businesswoman Lights Path for Millennials” – World Net Daily (Money)

“Katie Kieffer: Message To The Millennials” by Scott Johnson, J.D. – Power Line

“Young Political LOVE” by Joe Wolverton II, J.D. – The New American magazine

“The 20 Hottest Women in New Media for 2014″ – RightWingNews

“The 50 Best Columnists of 2013″ – RightWingNews

“The 20 Hottest Women in New Media (2013 Edition)” – RightWingNews

“The 50 Best Columnists Of 2012″ – RightWingNews

“The 20 Hottest Women in New Media (2012 Edition)” – RightWingNews

“The 40 Best Columnists Of 2011″ -  Right Wing News

“People on the Move” – Washington D.C. Business Journal

“The 20 Hottest Conservative Women in New Media (2011 Edition)” – Right Wing News

“Young Professional Network 5Q with writer and speaker Katie Kieffer” -MinnPost

“Top Ten Tea Party Bloggers You Need to Read” – NewsRealBlog