Philip A. "Phil" Kent is
the president of the Atlanta-based Phil
Kent Consulting Inc. which specializes in media communications.
As an author, columnist and media commentator, Phil has appeared
on Fox News Network, CNN, MSNBC, and syndicated talk radio programs
across the nation.
His first book The
Dark Side of Liberalism: Unchaining the Truth was published
in 2003. His newest book Foundations
of Betrayal: How the Liberal Super-Rich Undermine America
was released in May 2007 and is currently available in many fine
bookstores or on this website.
A veteran award-winning journalist, Phil was an editorial writer,
editorial page editor, and political columnist for The Augusta
(Ga.) Chronicle for 25 years. In 1981-82, Phil served in Washington,
D.C., as press secretary and public affairs advisor to the late
U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.). After his tour of duty in the
nations capital, he returned to The Augusta Chronicle as
editorial page editor and traveled extensively around the globe
and filed columns.
was president of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, an Atlanta-based
constitutional public policy law firm, from April 2001 to June
2003. He oversaw a court win in Charlotte over an illegal affirmative
action plan, the filing of a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta
over illegal use of impact fees and assisted in the omnibus federal
lawsuit to overturn the McCain-Feingold campaign finance act.
A native of Auburn, N.Y., Phil is a 1973 graduate of the Henry
W. Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia. He
was a member of the Young Americans for Freedom in college and
served as Georgia's state YAF chairman.
Phil was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant,
military police, and served on active duty at Fort Gordon, Ga.
Phil is the executive director of the Monterey, Va.-based
Immigration Control Foundation and the national spokesman for its sister
group, Americans for Immigration Control. He is also a member
of the National Press Club and the Georgia Press Association,
and serves on the board of The Buckhead Club and the Atlanta Senior
Citizens Services organization. He further serves on the advisory
board of the Washington-based ProEnglish organization.
He is married to the former Bonnie Lever and has a son, Philip,
Jr., of Augusta, Ga.