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Still in the game: Newt Gingrich forms his own media company

February 25, 2019

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, 76, remains an aggressive fixture at the complicated intersection of media and politics.

On Monday, he announced the launch of Gingrich 360, described as “a full circle American consulting and media production group,” with a focus on the nation’s success.

“Gingrich 360 has a simple goal: to help America succeed by helping our partners succeed. That’s true for media production, consulting, education, or any other project in which we engage,” said Mr. Gingrich. “360 describes the way we connect the past, present, and future and consider every resource which can be brought to bear for partners and clients.”

The first project is already up and running, in partnership with Westwood One, America’s largest audio network. “Newt’s World” a free weekly podcast will be available through Apple, Google, Spotify, and other podcast providers, with new episodes released each Sunday.

Mr. Gingrich, who is the author of 36 books, also plans to offer “strategic planning and counsel, political insights, coalition building, integrated communications, and public policy development and advocacy,” according to a mission statement.

Also on the team as president and CEO: Debbie Myers, a former executive at Discovery Communications behind much of the programming at Science, TLC, and Investigation Discovery.

“I am particularly focused on projects that unite us as Americans. Newt’s background in history attracted me to the company as it brings context to the stories and challenges facing us today,” Ms. Myers said.