ABout us

Whitleypedia’s founder and principal is Jared Whitley, a seasoned communications professional with almost 20 years of experience in media and politics. He has worked for the US Senate, Bush White House, and defense industry. He has supported myriad media outlets and political campaigns. He has lived in Washington, DC, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates.


An award-winning writer, Jared has won many honors in regional journalism award programs, including Best of the West's best columnist of the year in 2016. In 2022, he received an award in the best columnist category from the Top of the Rockies. Jared’s works have appeared in Newsmax, Washington Times, Red State, The Daily Caller, The Hill, Cracked, Investor’s Business Daily, Morning Consult, Deseret News, Utah Policy, and many others.



He has an MBA from Hult International Business School in Dubai, two graduate certificates from the Georgetown School of Continuing Studies, and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Utah.