Gianno-Caldwell
Gianno Caldwell | Biography

Quick Information

  • Political Affiliation Supports Republican Party, Is A Republican Strategist
  • Full Name Gianno Caldwell
  • Occupation Republican Strategist, Podcast Host, Analyst
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Birth Date Dec 27, 1986
  • Age 34 Years, 8 Months
Political Analyst for Fox News Channel

Gianno Caldwell | Biography

Host of the iHeart Podcast 'Outloud with Gianno Caldwell'

Caldwell grew up with his eight siblings on the South Side of Chicago. He spent his childhood full of struggles as he grew up extremely poor and without access to lights, gas, and water. He and his siblings were raised by their grandmother."I grew up on the South Side of Chicago, extremely poor, lights, gas and water off at the same time. Mom addicted to crack cocaine. Grandmother who at one time was a private duty nurse when she gave over temporary custody of me and my siblings, ended up having a car accident, injuring her back and things were really, really bad, Caldwell shared to Dailysignal.


Gianno Caldwell is a political analyst for Fox News Channel and a host of the iHeart podcast Outloud with Gianno Caldwell. He has also authored a book titled ‘Taken for Granted.’

Who is Gianno Caldwell?

Gianno Caldwell spent his childhood in extreme poverty. At age 14, he began volunteering for a local alderman for a social cause. Later, Caldwell became conservative. He says he chose the political ideology after he realized that political parties didn't do what they said

Eventually, Caldwell worked at several companies, including Social Security Administration, Naperville Township, and Illinois State Treasurer’s Office before joining Fox News Channel as a political analyst in September 2017. He then wrote a book titled ‘Taken for Granted: How Conservatism Can Win Back the Americans Than Liberalism Failed,’ also detailing his personal journey from his difficult childhood life in Chicago to a successful career in Washington D.C. He is also a founder of a Washington D.C. based bi-partisan consulting firm called Caldwell Strategic Consulting. In 2020, he became a host of the iHeart podcast Outloud with Gianno Caldwell. According to the podcast bio on iHeart, it criticizes "PC culture" and "promotes free thought." 

Early Life and Bio

Gianno Caldwell was born in Chicago, Illinois, on 27 December 1986. As per him, he was born to a mother who became addicted to drugs. 

Caldwell grew up with his eight siblings on the South Side of Chicago. He spent his childhood full of struggles as he grew up extremely poor and without access to lights, gas, and water. He and his siblings were raised by their grandmother.

"I grew up on the South Side of Chicago, extremely poor, lights, gas and water off at the same time. Mom addicted to crack cocaine. Grandmother who at one time was a private duty nurse when she gave over temporary custody of me and my siblings, ended up having a car accident, injuring her back and things were really, really bad, Caldwell shared to Dailysignal.

On his father’s part, Caldwell met his father on the weekends growing up. His father would take him to his grandfather’s house and he also worked with them on Saturdays in their small plumbing and construction business. He would hold the flashlight and hand them tools and get $10 a day. He was happy to be able to earn for himself at the time. 

Caldwell later shared on Instagram that his grandfather wanted him to run the family plumbing business. But a specific moment which he experienced at around 14 years old, turned the direction of his life. In an interview with The Daily Signal, he said that he saw an addicted woman in Englewood, one of the severely affected areas in Chicago in terms of guns, violence, drugs, and prostitution. At first, he thought the woman was his mother, but gradually realized she wasn’t. However, the moment hit him hard and he wanted to prevent drug use. His grandfather told him about the elected officials who would have the power to change the situation happening in the community. He then showed his desire to become an elected official. Shortly after that, he started volunteering for a local alderman and learned the political process.

Caldwell says he then examined how Democratic and Republican parties worked in the past and found out that that the parties talking about changes couldn't bring changes in reality. He then started questioning the policies of the Democratic Party and turned to conservatism.

In 2009, he graduated in Psychology from Chicago State University. A year later, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Grand Canyon University.

Early Career

Caldwell joined as a student intern for Social Security Administration in September 2003. He was promoted to the post of the legal analyst in July 2007 and then senior legal analyst in July 2009. After serving in the Social Security Administration for more than six years, he joined Naperville Township in May 2010 as a director of government relations and worked there for eight months.

Caldwell then worked as a legislative associate in the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office from January 2011 to July 2012. He also worked as a press and site advance staffer on Republican senator Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential Campaign for five months. He also interned for Congressman John Shimkus for nine months and then established a bi-partisan consulting firm called Caldwell Strategic Consulting in Washington D.C. in May 2013. 

Caldwell also has been providing articles and opinion pieces as a contributor for newspapers such as The Washington Times and The Hill from the mid-2010s. In January 2017, he started working as a special correspondent for Extra TV. The same year in September, he joined Fox News as a political analyst.

Fox News

Caldwell made his first official appearance on Fox News in October 2016 as a Republican strategist. He also appeared as a political consultant on Fox Business in the same month. Later, he officially joined Fox News Channel in September 2017 as a political analyst. Currently, he has been providing political, financial, and cultural analysis for FNC and Fox Business Network’s various programs. 

Book

On 12 November 2019, Caldwell published his first book titled ‘Taken for Granted: How Conservatism Can Win Back the Americans That Liberalism Failed.’ It took him over two years to complete his book. According to his website, the book details his personal story from his tough childhood filled with poverty, violence, and drugs to achieve his dreams in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles while following "conservatism." 

Podcast

Caldwell launched his weekly podcast called Outloud with Caldwell on 5 October 2020. On his Twitter post, he wrote that the podcast would “deliver the truth to its listeners no matter where they stand politically.” He considered himself as a “sworn enemy of PC culture” and stated that he was "unafraid to challenge conventional norms.”

Accolades

Caldwell received the Porsche ‘Power 30 Under 30’ and the Red Alert Politics ‘30 Under 30’ awards both in 2016.

Did You Know?

  • Caldwell is yet to have his story covered on a Wikipedia page.
  • Caldwell has been a private person regarding his relationship. Hence, he has been a subject of gay rumors. However, Cladwell has been never been reported to have been in a relationship. 

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