In Conversation with Christopher Ruddy: U.S. Politics and the Landscape of American MediaOn November 8, Ambassador Ido Aharoni welcomed Christopher Ruddy, Hebrew U Alumnus and CEO of Newsmax Media Inc., a leading American online and TV news company, in a wide-ranging discussion about U.S. politics, the recent election, and the landscape of American media.

Mr. Ruddy founded NewsMax in 1998, and its content covers news, politics, health, lifestyle and finance. The Newsmax TV channel is carried in 70 million U.S. cable homes and the company’s flagship website,, is consistently ranked as one of the country’s most trafficked and influential news websites.

As a journalist, Mr. Ruddy previously worked at the New York Post and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. He has conducted interviews with political, business, and world leaders, including Bill Clinton, the late Sir John Templeton, Donald Trump and Mikhail Gorbachev. Multichannel news recently named Mr. Ruddy among its “TV News Titans: The 10 Names to Know.”