Nicholas Ballasy is the senior video reporter for The Daily Caller where he covers Congress and national politics. He also posts exclusive video news packages and interviews here on NicholasBallasy.com. Interviews he has conducted on-camera with political figures and celebrities have appeared on CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report and more. In addition, the Associated Press, Washington Post, New York Times, Politico, Washington Times, Washington Examiner, USA Today and others have featured his reporting.
Ballasy has interviewed an array of national political leaders including former President Bill Clinton, 2008 Presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney, 2008 Presidential Nominee Sen. John McCain, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Gov. Howard Dean, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Sen. John Kerry, White House advisor David Axelrod, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker John Boehner, Gen. David Petraeus, Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Joe Lieberman and Sen. Joe Biden, to name a few.
He has also interviewed some of the most recognized names in Hollywood and music such as Oscar winners Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss; film directors George Lucas, James Cameron, Michael Moore; film stars Kelsey Grammer, Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, television host Dr. Phil McGraw, Grammy award-winners Gloria Estefan, Quincy Jones, Dave Matthews and Stevie Wonder, among others.
Ballasy is a magna cum laude graduate of Rider University where he doubled majored in Communications and Political Science. He worked as a video journalist in Washington, D.C. for CNS News primarily covering Congress. He interned at ABC-7 in New York City, ABC’s World News Tonight and CNN’s White House Unit. During his college career, Ballasy created, produced and hosted a public affairs show called On the Issues on public access television, which was awarded “Best Public Affairs Show” by the National Broadcasting Society in 2007. His sit-down interview with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace won a Telly Award in 2008. He is a member of the honor societies Alpha Lamda Delta, Lambda Pi Eta (communications) and Phi Sigma Alpha (political science). Ballasy is also a graduate of the Fund for American Studies’ Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.