Former Congressman Allen West to Lead Next Generation Initiatives for PJ Media

Jan 16, 2013, 13:50 ET from PJ Media, LLC

West to lead programming that encourages Americans to stand up for the nation's future

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PJ Media, LLC today announced that former Congressman Allen West (R-FL) has joined the company as their Director of Next Generation Programming. West will lead PJ Media's NextGeneration.TV where the issues of the day will be examined through the lens of the next generation, while at the same time encouraging all Americans to stand up for the nation's collective future. Using many forms of media such as Internet TV, social media, live events, outreach programs and newsletters, NextGeneration.TV will be a rallying place where grandparents, parents, and children can come to learn about the challenges facing our nation and to offer possible solutions for a prosperous future. For more on the Next Generation initiatives that West will lead, click here for the first edition of his new e-newsletter.



Throughout his career, West has fought for American ideals and is known for his fresh, no nonsense approach to public policy.  His patriotism, dedication to America's future generations and ability to translate ideas into action make him the ideal choice to lead this new effort.

"I'm looking forward to contributing to NextGeneration.TV, said Congressman Allen West.  "Just as I did in the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan and later on Capitol Hill, I will stand up for our Republic and our children's Republic at PJ Media." 

"This is a crucial time for our nation, and the team at PJ Media is seizing the moment to offer something constructive for the country's future," said Roger L. Simon, CEO of PJ Media, LLC.  "Over the past seven years, our readers and our viewers have seen that we are a trusted source for analysis and insight on the topics that matter most to them. We plan to put our skilled staff and extensive resources to work on creating the content for our Next Generation programming, turning a bright light on how Americans can stand up for their future."

In addition, today, Michelle Fields is joining the company as a correspondent for the Next Generation initiatives. Fields is an American political journalist and commentator. John Phillips, Talk Radio host on 790 KABC in Los Angeles, will also appear on Next Generation programming.

"NextGeneration.TV will examine the challenges confronting future generations through their eyes and talk about those issues in their own words," said Michelle Fields.  "I am a Millennial, and in my reporting for the Next Gen shows, you will meet others from my generation and watch how they think and feel about the real challenges facing us."

"I am excited to be a part of Next Generation," said John Phillips. "I look forward to working with Allen West and Michelle Fields and reporting on topics that are near and dear to our grandparents, parents and their kids – all generations affected by our nation's challenges." 

About Allen West
Prior to joining PJ Media, Congressman Allen West served 22 years in the U.S. Army before being elected to the House of Representatives by the constituents of Florida's 22nd district. Throughout his time in Congress, West consistently stood for policies that would make the United States prosperous, strong and free, even when speaking up was not easy.  In January 2013, he joined PJ Media as the Director of Next Generation Programming where he is leading the effort to develop new Internet TV shows and other media that can be viewed on NextGeneration.TV starting in February 2013.  

Congressman West received his Bachelor's degree while at the University of Tennessee and later went on to earn a Master's degree from Kansas State University, both in political science.  He also holds a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer College in political theory and military operations.

About Michelle Fields
Michelle Fields is an American political journalist and commentator. Upon graduating from Pepperdine University in 2011, she gained attention when she confronted actor Matt Damon about teacher tenure reform in a media interview.  After that, Fields was hired as a reporter at The Daily Caller. In January 2013, she became a correspondent for NextGeneration.TV, new Internet video programming from PJ Media.

About John Phillips
John Phillips is the host of "The John Phillips Show" on Talk Radio 790 KABC. Before getting his own show, John was sports anchor and executive producer for "McIntyre in the Morning," producer for "The Al Rantel Show," and a news writer for the KNX Morning News with Frank Mottek and Gail Eichenthal. In January 2013, he became a correspondent for NextGeneration.TV.

About PJ Media, LLC
PJ Media, formerly Pajamas Media, launched in 2005 at the dawn of the Digital News Era.  Its largest website, provides news and commentary from its correspondents in more than 40 countries.  It is the home to some of America's most influential columnists and bloggers, including J. Christian Adams, Victor Davis Hanson, Andrew McCarthy and many others. In addition, the company's other website,, debuted in 2008 as an Internet video platform.

The Next Generation initiatives from PJ Media will be launched in February 2013.  Under the brand of NextGeneration.TV, they will focus on the issues of the day through the perspective of the next generation as well as how all Americans can stand up for their nation's future.  Through weekly newsletters and alerts, Internet TV, live events, social media, and outreach programs, the leader of this program, Allen West, and the PJ Media team will help grandparents, parents and youth examine the issues confronting the next generation in the areas of America's economic future, educational pursuits, employment, safety and security, and basic human freedoms. For more on this program, click here.

PJ Media, LLC is the parent company of, and NextGeneration.TV.  

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