Lenny McAllister is a talented media personality, public speaker, writer, author, and rising leader that has “… a mission to make positive changes to the status quo within politics, societal matters, and other issues that hamper our American way of life…” He is the radio host of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” (www.LMGILIVE.com) after his successful stint as host and producer of the shows “Launching Chicago with Lenny McAllister” (which aired weekdays at 5 AM) and “LCWLM – The Big Show” (aired Saturdays at 1 PM) on WVON 1690 AM Chicago.
Lenny has been featured at Tea Party rallies and other conservative events from Springfield, IL to Boston, MA, Phoenix, AZ, and points in between. The author of the books, “Diary of a Mad Black PYC: Proud Young Conservative,” “The Obama Era, Part I (2008-2010): Diary of a Mad Black PYC (Proud Young Conservative),” and “Spoken Thoughts from an Amalgamated Advocate in Today’s America: (Political, Social, and Civic Reflections from a Dedicated American), he is a “rising star” among the Republican grassroots, political insiders, the commentary community, and much of Black America, primarily for having uncommon passion for urban constituents and conservative compatriots alike. Featured as one of the “40 Under 40 to Watch in 2012” by the historic newspaper The Chicago Defender, he has been featured in several publications, including Essence, Chicago Crusader, and Charlotte Magazine. Lenny is found weekly on “CNN Saturday Morning” (regularly at 10:30 AM Eastern) and 1-2 times weekly on CNN’s “Early Start” (5 AM Eastern) and CNN Newsroom (12:30 PM Eastern) where the former RNC consultant appears as a Republican commentator. He is featured twice weekly as a Sr. Contributor for Politic 365 (www.politic365.com) where he provides both in-print and video commentaries. “The McAllister Minute”, a regular feature of the American Urban Radio Network, runs 2 weeks per month on over 140 stations nationwide where Lenny extols conservatives values to mostly progressive audiences.
Lenny was a featured panelist at the 10th Annual State of the Black Union in Los Angeles as one of the few political conservatives to participate. Lenny was also a panelist in the 2009 CNN panel discussion titled: “Young & Black In America: Empowering the Next Generation of African American Leaders,” moderated by CNN’s award-winner Suzanne Malveaux.
Raised in working-class Pittsburgh by his parents (a retired steel mill electrician and a daycare provider), Lenny was a 3-sport work-study scholarship student in high school (http://www.shadysideacademy.org). Despite dropping out of Davidson (NC) College for roughly a decade and becoming a father at age 21, he returned to graduate from Davidson with a degree in History.