Richard A. "Rich" Lowry (born August 22, 1968) is the editor of National Review, the American conservative magazine of news and opinion. He is also a syndicated columnist, author, and political commentator.
Lowry was born on August 22, 1968 in Arlington, Virginia, where he grew up. After graduating from Yorktown High School in Arlington, Lowry attended the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, where he studied English and history. He was editor of the Virginia Advocate, the school's conservative monthly magazine. After graduating, he worked for Charles Krauthammer as a research assistant, and later worked as a reporter for a local newspaper in northern Virginia.
In 1992, Lowry joined William F. Buckley's National Review, after finishing second in the magazine's young writer's contest. In the summer of 1994, he became the articles editor for National Review and moved to Washington DC to cover Congress. In November 1997, Lowry became editor of National Review at the age of 29, taking over from John O'Sullivan who succeeded Buckley in that position ten years earlier. At the time, Buckley said of Lowry, "I am very confident that I've got a very good person."..
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