John Bickley

John Bickley is the editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, a role he took on in July 2020 after serving as an editor and writer since the site’s inception under founding Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro. John initially published under the byline James Barrett. His roots in academia, John earned an MA in English Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill and his PhD in Humanities at Florida State University. He spent several years teaching at the college level full-time before his academic career gave way to his creative and journalistic pursuits. You can contact him at