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Ed Dean – Publisher

Ed Dean is a leading radio and news media personality, hosting the #1 statewide radio talk show in Florida. From flagship radio station WBOB in Jacksonville, where his show runs from 6 am-9 am on weekdays, Ed’s show is heard throughout Florida on other stations.

In addition to his radio show, Ed has served as a senior editor for Sunshine State News, as a senior media analyst for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, and as a media advisory board member for the American Media Institute. Ed has appeared on the national TV airwaves as a financial and political commentator and appeared on Fox Business News and CNN Headline News. He has also been a news contributor for Fox News 35 in Orlando, Florida.

In the 1990s and 2000s, Ed was a political and economics reporter for newspapers and talk radio stations across Florida. In the mid 1990s and 2000s, Ed became business partners with his uncle John Bunkley, a former consultant for Ronald Reagan, running the political polling and media firm BTV. Ed has also been a media consultant to politicians, political campaigns and several business groups.

Dr. Ed Moore – Columnist

Dr. Ed Moore served for many years as the president of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) and has served in both the legislative and executive branches of Florida government. Prior to ICUF, Dr. Moore was staff director for Policy, Worker’s Compensation, Medical Liability, and Public Safety and Security in the Florida House of Representatives. Dr. Moore also worked in the private sector for 21 years and has experience in areas ranging from multi-state commercial development and utilities, public safety, mental health, corrections, and education at all levels to higher education.

Matt Schellenberg – Columnist


Matt Schellenberg was first elected to the Jacksonville City Council back in 2011 and won a second term in 2015. He was term-limited in 2019.

Matt O’Hern – Writer

Matt O’Hern’s journalism experience includes 20 years of reporting and consulting for various news outlets in Florida and Alabama. O’Hern earned his journalism degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.

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