Matthew Nathan “Matt” Drudge is the person behind the Drudge Report, a popular radio and TV show host, as well as a political commentator.
DRUDGE’S ORIGINS AND PERSONAL LIFE
The only son of his parents, Drudge grew up in Takoma Park, Maryland. He lived with his divorced mother during most of his childhood and finished secondary school at Northwood High school in 1984.
Before launching the Drudge report, Drudge worked as a cashier for 7-11, a telemarketer, a fast-food chain manager, and a sales assistant.
As he became successful, Drudge managed to acquire a few properties in Miami and had been included in Out Magazine’s Power List of Top 50 most influential gay men and women.
When his father bought a Packard Bell computer, Drudge sending out email notes to some of his friends. This led to the conception of the Drudge report, a news aggregation site that made Drudge very popular over the years.
Before becoming a full-pledge news aggregation site, the topics covered by Drudge’s e-Mail newsletters were mostly about entertainment gossip which were sent to alternative showbiz gossip sites like Usenet forum. Time passed by and the gossips slowly focused on politics until the Drudge report was launched as a website.
Over the years, the list of Drudge report subscribers grew immensely. It also caught the attention of a lot of people when Drudge gossiped that Jack Kemp would switch to the Republicans and when he released the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Drudge also had a TV show called Drudge which aired on the Fox News Channel from 1998 to 1999. The show ended when the parties involved had some issues regarding the censorship of some materials that Drudge wanted to go on air. He also hosted a radio talk show called the Drudge Report which was aired by Premiere Radio Networks.