Curtis Houck currently serves as the Managing Editor of NewsBusters after almost two years as a news analyst in the Media Research Center’s News Analysis Division. During that time, he served as the sole evening news analyst, chronicling the best and worst of the network evening newscasts, primetime cable shows, and late-night comedy programs. From January 2016 to April 2016, he also acted as the Sunday news analyst for NewsBusters.

In the roughly two years that he's been with NewsBusters, his work has been featured on various Fox News Channel programs, Breitbart, The Daily Caller, Drudge Report, Fox Nation, The Mark Levin Show, Mediaite, Red State, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Townhall.com, Washington Examiner, and Washington Free Beacon.

He returned full-time to the MRC after serving in summer 2013 as an intern with CNS News. Curtis is a 2014 graduate of Penn State University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Political Science. He also had the pleasure of interning with The Heritage Foundation in fall 2013. A proud native of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania, Curtis is also an Eagle Scout and lives in Vienna, Virginia.

Latest from Curtis Houck
July 25, 2016, 6:51 PM EDT

Meet the Press moderator and MSNBC’s MTP Daily host Chuck Todd offered some intriguing thoughts early Monday evening on the Democratic National Convention (DNC) thus far that ranged from admitting that the first day of the DNC is both “messier” and “worse” than the start of the Republican National Convention (RNC) but later wondered if Hillary Clinton is held to a different standard when it comes to big speeches then men. 

July 22, 2016, 7:46 PM EDT

With still nothing definitively known about the identity of the Munich, Germany attacker or attackers early Friday night, MSNBC’s MTP Daily ushered the Brexit vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union into the conversation as an example of anti-refugee sentiment that, in their speculations, was behind the mall shooting in Germany.

July 22, 2016, 3:53 PM EDT

In the midst of MSNBC’s rolling coverage Friday afternoon of what appeared to be an act of terrorism in Germany, breaking news anchor Brian Williams and NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel used the occasion to lament the rise of “a rightward tilt” in Europe of “intolerant” ideologies and parties against Muslims and Middle Eastern refugees. 

July 22, 2016, 3:23 AM EDT

CNBC provided coverage on the final two nights of the Republican National Convention and on Thursday, Squawk on the Street co-host and infamous GOP debate co-moderator Carl Quintanilla condemned Donald Trump’s mentioning of Americans being murdered by illegal immigrants because it reminded him of the Willie Horton ad from 1988. 

July 22, 2016, 2:03 AM EDT

After her MSNBC colleagues determined that Donald Trump’s convention speech Thursday night was a message derived from talk radio to “white America” that he would “protect” them, convention co-host Rachel Maddow stated just after the midnight Eastern mark that Trump serves as “a gateway drug” to transforming the GOP into one featuring people like David Duke (and by extension the KKK).

July 22, 2016, 1:04 AM EDT

Reacting to Donald Trump’s nomination acceptance speech to conclude the Republican National Convention (RNC), Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and MSNBC’s AM Joy host Joy Reid ruled late Thursday that Trump channeled a “conservative talk radio” culture in pledging “to white America” that he would “protect” them from illegal immigrants and secularists. 

July 21, 2016, 9:13 PM EDT

For years, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews has referred to Republican Senator Ted Cruz (Tex.) as Joe McCarthy or emulating McCarthyism and so he seized on Cruz’s fiery convention speech to claim Thursday night that he’s a McCarthyite playing “a perfect villain” for the Republican Party and Donald Trump. Matthews also went as far as dubbing Trump “Mr. Winner” who became a victim getting “punched around” by Cruz that Republicans have since rallied against to prop Trump back up.

July 21, 2016, 7:24 PM EDT

Making an early Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC, Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough briefly reminded both viewers and fellow media members that, contrary to the liberal media’s uproar over the level of anti-Hillary Clinton rhetoric, the Democrats hurled plenty of ugly material in the direction of then-candidate and President George W. Bush at their 2000 and 2004 Democratic National Conventions.

July 21, 2016, 3:16 AM EDT

As has been customary, the level of craziness emanating from MSNBC’s Chris Matthews grows exponentially by the late evening and early Thursday morning was no different as he ruled that the Republican National Convention (RNC) chanting “lock her up” concerning Hillary Clinton was akin to what one would hear in Buenos Aires, Argentina or Caracas, Venezuela. 

July 21, 2016, 1:20 AM EDT

The knives were out on ABC and NBC late Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in reaction to Ted Cruz’s speech not endorsing Donald Trump as their reactions varied from Cruz having “badly miscalculated” to suggesting that Cruz would be blamed in November if Trump doesn’t win the general election.

July 20, 2016, 10:13 PM EDT

Somehow, MSNBC felt on Wednesday night that it needed even more of a reason to show their undying commitment and love to the Clintons that they brought on biographer David Maraniss of The Washington Post during the Republican National Convention (RNC) to blame the “hatred” and “vitriol” from Republicans for why the Clintons aren’t transparent with the American people and decry the “25 years” of “hostility.”

July 20, 2016, 8:10 PM EDT

Two days after a tense exchange on MSNBC involving race and American history, American Urban Radio Networks correspondent April Ryan returned to the network’s set on Wednesday night to declare her opponent from Monday in Republican Congressman Steve King (Iowa) is “stunted mentally to be honest with you.”

July 20, 2016, 2:09 AM EDT

NBC’s Tom Brokaw and CBS’s Bob Schieffer appeared near the conclusion of the hour-long Republican National Convention (RNC) specials on their respective networks and after they whined about the “dark” and “divisive” first night, they went off the rails to complain about Republicans “work[ing] up a big hate for Hillary” and “accused of everything from who'd a thought it to the diphtheria epidemic.”

July 20, 2016, 12:36 AM EDT

When a lone protester from the anti-American, far-left group Code Pink tried to make noise in the crowd at the Republican National Convention (RNC) on Tuesday night, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC tag-teamed with MSNBC to spent nearly six minutes showing and discussing the “scrappy” protester.

July 19, 2016, 9:39 PM EDT

MSNBC host, NBC News Clinton campaign correspondent and senior Clinton apologist Andrea Mitchell offered her latest Clinton spin on Tuesday during the Republican National Convention (RNC) by whining that the Clinton scandals ranging from Whitewater to Hillary’s e-mail scandal “will never be resolved to the satisfaction of the conspiracy theorists.”

July 19, 2016, 7:20 PM EDT

Early in MSNBC’s Tuesday night coverage of the Republican National Convention (RNC), Hardball host Chris Matthews took a brief shot at MSNBC’s parent company Comcast buying them from General Electric (GE) five years ago and admitted the RNC attendees have been “incredibly friendly” but doubted Democrats will do the same at their convention to conservative media members.

July 19, 2016, 2:54 AM EDT

MSNBC’s AM Joy host Joy Reid bemoaned in Tuesday’s early hours at the Republican National Convention (RNC) that Melania Trump’s plagiarized speech was unfortunately “the first of the night that didn’t have this subtext...that brown people are dangerous” to the point that Reid felt uncomfortable being around the RNC that she found to be so “not inclusive.”

 

July 19, 2016, 1:16 AM EDT

In the first of unfortunately two shows for the week, TBS’s Full Frontal host Samantha Bee compared the substance of the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) platform to views held by the Westboro Baptist Church and took predictable shots smearing Indiana Republican Governor Mike Pence as anti-woman and backward thinking.

July 18, 2016, 10:51 PM EDT

After spending the previous hour on Monday smearing Pat Smith’s speech about her son’s murder in Benghazi as having “ruined” the night, an MSNBC panelist questioned why Republicans turn to “fiery, committed” African-Americans at Republican National Conventions (RNC) “to make [their] case” and another compared the Black Lives Matter movement to the Boston Tea Party. 

July 18, 2016, 9:47 PM EDT

From the moment that Pat Smith concluded her Monday night speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC) about how her son was murdered in the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, MSNBC had their marching orders to annihilate, demean, and smear Smith for her attacks on Hillary Clinton that left the assembled cast of liberals confused at the “gross accusation” that’s “ruined” the entire night.