Michael Steele is an American conservative political commentator and former chairman of the Republican National Committee (2009-2011). He was the first African-American to serve in that capacity. Steele served as the lieutenant governor of Maryland (2003-2007). He was the first African-American elected to statewide office in Maryland. As lieutenant governor, Steele chaired the Minority Business Enterprise task force, actively promoting an expansion of affirmative action in the corporate world.
Mr. Steele’s ability as a communicator and commentator has been showcased through his current role as a political analyst for MSNBC. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Colbert Report and The Daily Show. In addition to his work in television, Mr. Steele can be heard each week on his radio program 'Steele & Ungar' on the POTUS Channel on SiriusXM.
He is the author of 'RIGHT NOW: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda', which is a call to arms for grassroots America and co-author of 'The Recovering Politician’s Twelve Step Program to Survive Crisis'.