John Gizzi

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John M. Gizzi

Conservative journalist in Washington, D.C.)

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Born October 1, 1955              
Newington, Connecticut

Alma mater:
Newington High School
Fairfield University
(both in Connecticut)
Roslyn Guglielmetti and Alessio Gizzi

Political Party Republican
Spouse Colleen House Gizzi
Religion Roman Catholic

John M. Gizzi (born October 1, 1955) is a conservative journalist in Washington, D.C.,[1] who was from 1979 to 2012 associated with Human Events, a former weekly newspaper turned into a website. A current writer for, Gizzi has been called "the man who knows everyone in Washington."[2][3]


The son of an Italian-American couple, Alessio Gizzi and the former Roslyn Guglielmetti, he was born in Newington, Connecticut,[4] Gizzi graduated in 1973 from Newington High School in  suburban Hartford, the state capital. In 1977, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, which is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. In 1979, he worked for seven months in 1979 as a clerk-typist for the Travis County tax assessor in Austin, Texas, before he launched his career in journalism. There he became aware of property tax and homestead exemption issues and various Texas politicians of both parties who congregate in the state capital.[3]


At Human Events, he authored "Gizzi on Politics" and spotlighted key political races for both houses of Congress. His "Gizzi's America" is a series of video interviews on He has appeared on radio and television programs for the Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, America's Radio News Network, and the BBC. He has also appeared on radio in France and Germany.[2]

He is a recipient of the William A. Rusher Award for Journalistic Excellence, named for a late publisher of National Review magazine, and in 2002, Gizzi was named Journalist of the Year by the Conservative Political Action Conference. He has covered affairs of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and has established friendships with correspondents worldwide.[2] 

Some of his 2016 articles include "Values Voters Split on Trump" (June 10),[5] "After Orlando, Election Likely to Focus on Terror" (June 13),[6] "Democrats Target Rep. Issa for Defeat" (June 15),[7] and "The Heartland Institute Fires Back At Liberal Attorney General's Suit to Halt Climate Change Dissent" (June 16).[8]

Gizzi is a past president of the Kiwanis Club in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., at which he held membership from 1986 to 1992. He is a past member of the St. Matthew's Cathedral's Parish Council and a current minister of hospitality.[3]  He and his wife, the former Colleen House, reside in Washington, DC.


  1. John Gizzi (M). Retrieved on January 3, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Human Events: John Gizzi. Retrieved on June 18, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 John Gizzi. Retrieved on June 18, 2016.
  4. Madeline Guglielmetti Gizzi (1921-2009) (maternal aunt of John Gizzi). Retrieved on June 18, 2016.
  5. Values Voters Split on Trump. Retrieved on June 18, 2016.
  6. After Orlando, Election Likely to Focus on Terror. Retrieved on June 18, 2016.
  7. Democrats Target Rep. Issa for Defeat. Retrieved on June 18, 2016.
  8. John Gizzi. Heartland Institute Fires Back At Liberal AG's Suit to Halt Climate Change Dissent. Retrieved on June 18, 2016.