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Brian Calle

Instructor, Executive Director, Center for Freedom of Expression and Media Integrity
School of Communication; Communication Studies
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of English
Office Location: Becket 112
Office Hours: by appointment
University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts
California State University, Los Angeles, Master of Arts


Brian Calle is the opinion editor of the Southern California News Group, overseeing opinion content for its 11 newspapers and websites including the Los Angeles Daily News, Orange County Register, Riverside Press-Enterprise, Daily Breeze in Torrance, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the Sun in San Bernardino and the Redlands Daily Facts.

He is also editor-in-chief of CalWatchdog.com, a Presidential Fellow and professor at Chapman University and was co-host of Fox 11’s “You Decide: SoCal” weekly news broadcast.  Prior to his current professional endeavors, Brian was the Director of Sales and Marketing for Sally Ride Science where he worked under noted Astronaut and CEO Sally Ride.

He later worked as vice president of the Claremont Institute; worked as a congressional aide in the United States House of Representatives; and has also taught undergraduate students at California State University, Los Angeles and California State University, Fullerton and a graduate course at Pepperdine University.  

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications