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 …”
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 continues to be featured on leading regional, national, and international cable news programs offering an insightful look into modern conservative thought. Since 2014, Lenny has been featured as both a host and contributor to outlets including the iconic Newsradio 1020 KDKA (Pittsburgh), Sun News Network (Canada), WQED Pittsburgh, National Public Radio, and the Pittsburgh Cable News Network.
Lenny is a featured protagonist in the 2014 documentary “Black Tea: The New Civil Right” (http://blackteadocumentary.com/) that recently ran for US Congress (IL-2nd) in a special election, winning Kankakee County in February 2013.
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. From 2008-2012, Lenny was 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 appeared as a Republican commentator.
“The McAllister Minute,” a regular feature of the American Urban Radio Network, runs 2 weeks a month on hundreds of stations nationwide where Lenny extols conservatives values and perspectives 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. He was a featured pundit during BET’s Election Night coverage in November 2012.
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. Despite dropping out of Davidson (North Carolina) College for roughly a decade and becoming a father at age 21, he returned to graduate from Davidson with a degree in History.
Listen to “The McAllister Minute.”