Robby Soave is a senior editor at Reason and host of Rising on Hill TV. He enjoys writing about culture, politics, education policy, civil liberties, television, and video games. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, U.S. News & World Report, and The Detroit News.
He is the author of two books: Tech Panic: Why We Shouldn't Fear Facebook and the Future (Threshold Editions, 2021) and Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump (All Points Books, 2019). The Guardian called Panic Attack "a methodical, earnest and often insightful work of reporting and analysis." Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino described Tech Panic as "a chat with a very smart friend who took the time to think all of these questions through—and who isn't beholden to any one side."
In 2016, Forbes named Soave to the "30 Under 30" list in the category of law and policy. In 2017, he became a Novak Fellow at The Fund for American Studies. He also serves on the D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He appears frequently on Fox News and CNN.
Soave won widespread recognition for setting the record straight in two infamous cases of media malpractice: the 2014 Rolling Stone hoax article about sexual assault at the University of Virginia, and the 2019 incident involving Catholic high school students at the Lincoln Memorial. He won a Southern California Journalism Award for discrediting the former; his writings about the latter prompted several mainstream media outlets to apologize for having wrongly smeared the boys.
A Detroit native and a graduate of the University of Michigan, Soave now lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Carrie, and their two Yorkies, Caesar and Oliver.