Neil Patel named CEO of Tucker Carlson network

Neil Patel, chief advisor to former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney founded the Tucker Carlson Network, a video subscription service, which went live on December 11

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Conservative political advisor Neil Patel is the CEO of the newly launched Tucker Carlson Network (TCN), a new video subscription service. As CEO, Patel will be at the helm of TCN’s business operations, an official statement noted.

TCN was co-founded by Patel and Carlson, who were roomates in the late 80s during their time at Trinity College, Connecticut.

The Indian American is the co-founder and publisher at The Daily Caller, "a 24-hour news publication providing its audience with original reporting, thought-provoking commentary, and breaking news." Patel and Carlson founded the “for-profit, independent news outlet” together in 2010, however, the former remains the majority owner, as per its website. Carlson sold his stake in the company in 2020.

The reports of Carlson and Patel building a news website first emerged in July in the Wall Street Journal. The report stated that the duo were looking to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to fund their company, and that they had a bunch of financiers, legal experts, and media strategists interested.  

Before starting The Daily Caller, Patel was the chief policy advisor to the former U.S. Vice President, Dick Cheney, from 2005 to 2009. He represented the former VP at economic and domestic policy meetings, managed policy staff, and oversaw movement of classified documents to Cheney.

Before that, he was a deputy to Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Cheney's former chief of staff. Per his LinkedIn profile, Patel’s total White House experience spanned eight years.

George W. Bush’s administration also nominated Patel to run the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the government agency that advises the president on the telecommunications industry. However, he was not confirmed for the role.

Currently, Patel also serves as the managing director of Bluebird Asset Management, a property management and investment advising firm that he co-founded in 2009.