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Saranac Lake, New York, United States>U.S.| death_date = | death_place = Democratic Party (United States)>Democratic| occupation = Founder, Helical Holdings| credits = Host of MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan ShowUnion College (Bachelor of Arts>BA)|Official website}}}}Dylan Jason Ratigan (born April 19, 1972) is an American businessman, author, film producer, former host of MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show and political commentator for The Young Turks. He was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in New York's 21st Congressional District. He is a former contributor to The Huffington Post. The former Global Managing Editor for Corporate Finance at Bloomberg L.P., Ratigan has developed and launched more than six broadcast and new media properties. They include CNBC's Fast Money and Closing Bell, as well as, which hosts his podcast, Greedy Bastards Antidote. From 2009 to 2012, Ratigan hosted The Dylan Ratigan Show, the highest-rated non-prime time show on MSNBC, aimed at critiquing what Ratigan described as an unholy alliance between big business and government.WEB, December 14, 2009,weblink New lineup for msnbc dayside in 2010,, January 9, 2010, WEB,weblink Dylan Ratigan Leaving MSNBC, Stelter, Brian, September 15, 2016, His first book, Greedy Bastards, was released in 2012, and spent five consecutive weeks on the New York Times Best-Sellers List.WEB,weblink Dylan Ratigan Releasing New Book, 'Greedy Bastards', The Huffington Post, December 9, 2011, January 4, 2012, In 2017, he joined The Young Turks as a political commentatorweblink was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives for {{ushr|NY|21}}, running in the 2018 elections in which he lost to Tedra Cobb.

Early life

Ratigan was born in the village of Saranac Lake, in upstate New York, the son of Adrienne (née Dodge), a psychotherapist, and John Ratigan. His grandfather, Frank Ratigan, was mayor of Saranac Lake from 1957-61.WEB, Bramen, Lisa,weblink Adirondack Life Blog Archive » Dylan Ratigan,, April 23, 2012, May 23, 2013, Ratigan is of Irish (father), Hungarian Jewish (maternal grandfather) and Italian (maternal grandmother) descent.WEB, Lloyd Grove,weblink Dylan Ratigan, Cable TV’s Angriest Anchorman, The Daily Beast, June 17, 2010, May 23, 2013, WEB, Kamer, Foster,weblink Dylan Goes Eclectic: As 'An Advocate Who Hosts a Show', Can MSNBC’s Ratigan Broadcast Nuance to the Masses?, Observer, May 23, 2013, He was raised by his single mother. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy from Union College of Union University in Schenectady, where he was a member of the crew team.

Journalism career

Ratigan was the Global Managing Editor for Corporate Finance at Bloomberg News Service, and before that had covered Mergers and Acquisitions, the U.S. Stock Market and IPOs. At Bloomberg, he co-created and hosted Morning Call for Bloomberg's cable network and the USA Network.WEB,weblink Dylan Ratigan profile, CNBC, April 27, 2009, He was a contributor to ABC News and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and Chicago Tribune.Ratigan was the host of Fast Money (co-created with Susan Krakower and launching on June 21, 2006). Previously, he was the first anchor of CNBC's On the Money. He also anchored the CNBC TV program Bullseye for about a year and a half. In addition to his former duties as co-anchor on Closing Bell, Ratigan was a rotating co-anchor of The Call.Ratigan left as host of Fast Money in 2009, provoked by outrage over the government’s handling of the 2008 financial crisis. Since then, he has dedicated his work to launching platforms that engage and debate the U.S. government on policy, while opening the door for millions to learn more about money’s often poisonous role in democracy. The New York Times reported he was considering all options but quoted him as saying he was dedicated to covering the economy, "the story that is affecting every American in every setting."Morning Meeting launched June 29, 2009.Guthrie, Marisa (June 28, 2009) "MSNBC Aims to Raise Profile with HD", Ratigan also contributes to other NBC News programs. Ratigan described the show's imperative as "to discuss any and all political issues with no directive other than to provide compelling content." The show was the second ever on the network to air in HD, as the network launched their programming in that format.NEWS,weblink Shea, Danny, MSNBC Goes HD, Launches Dylan Ratigan, Dr. Nancy Snyderman Shows, The Huffington Post, June 29, 2009, On May 27, 2010, Ratigan appeared as a guest host on the daily internet news and opinion show, The Young Turks. Cenk Uygur, regular host of The Young Turks was a frequent guest on The Dylan Ratigan Show.(File:Dylan Ratigan Profile Photo 4.jpg|thumb|Ratigan at MSNBC)On January 9, 2012, he appeared as a guest on The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC,WEB,weblink Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, June 4, 2012, May 23, 2013, discussing the premise of his book, Greedy Bastards, viz. the swindling and robbing of America by "government corruption and corporate communism, incensed by banksters shaking down taxpayers, and despairing of an ailing health care system, an age-old dependency on foreign oil, and a failing educational system".BOOK, 9781451642223, Greedy Bastards: How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry: Dylan Ratigan: Books,, The final episode of The Dylan Ratigan Show was on June 22, 2012.Ratigan appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2008 to discuss the financial crisis.WEB,weblink Dylan Ratigan on Oprah, Winfrey, Oprah, Oprah Appearance,, He has also appeared on The Colbert Report with Stephen ColbertWEB,weblink Guest, Colbert, Stephen, Appearances, Comedy Central, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.WEB,weblink Late Night, Conan, O'Brien, Dylan Ratigan, NBC,


Ratigan won the Gerald Loeb Award for 2004 coverage of the Enron scandal.In Ratigan's final CNBC broadcast from the floor of the NYSE he reported on what he called "an important story developing" that Goldman Sachs and "a variety of European banks," in his assessment and that of his guests, essentially "perpetrated securities fraud" and an "insurance fraud scam" against AIG — and, by extension, the government and taxpayers funding that insurance company's "bailout" — by insuring their questionable investment vehicles and, upon their devaluation, making claims on them to be paid by AIG "at 100 cents on the dollar" despite all of the markdowns "being forced upon every other" entity including the government, banks, shareholders, bond holders, taxpayers and homeowners.NEWS,weblink Dow Makes Gains, CNBC Video, March 26, 2009, April 27, 2009,

2011 speech

On the August 10, 2011, broadcast of The Dylan Ratigan Show, in a round table discussion of the market meltdown following the Budget Control Act of 2011, Ratigan made a two-minute-long speech against what he perceived to be the state of politics in the United States government, saying:Dylan Stableford. "Video: MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan has a meltdown over the meltdown",, 2011-08-10.The video of his impassioned speech went viralKim LaCapria. "‘Ratigan Rant’ Goes Viral as Dylan Ratigan Melts Down on Air,, August 11, 2011. and was praised by other media sources. TV Newser wrote that it was "a powerful, emotional editorial on the economy and Washington".Alex Weprin. "A Tale of Two Segments: Righteous Indignation and a Ridiculous Flub on MSNBC",, August 10, 2011. On a follow-up post on his website the day after he wrote that he had received a lot of positive mail from viewers, writing "I’m mad as hell. And according to the piles and piles of responses I got after my rant, so are you."Dylan Ratigan. "America's Mad as Hell Moment",, August 10, 2011.

Post-television career

Since leaving MSNBC, Ratigan has become involved with hydroponic farming."Dylan Ratigan, Former MSNBC Host, Now Works On Hydroponic Farm", The Huffington Post. March 20, 2013; retrieved 2013-05-22.He is the founder of Helical Holdings and helped invent the company's Helical Outpost, a standardized plug-and-play resource system that produces clean water, connectivity, solar power, hydroponic produce and a community hub.On May 21, 2013, he appeared on The Daily Show and discussed his association with a high tech hydroponic farming project employing military veterans."Dylan Ratigan On 'Daily Show': Cable News Is 'Hollow Political Debate'", The Huffington Post. May 22, 2013; retrieved 2013-05-22.Life after Cable News - a visit from The Daily Show,, May 22, 2013; accessed May 11, 2015. He appeared on Charlie Rose on May 23, 2013 to discuss his work with military veterans.WEB,weblink Dylan Ratigan, Melvin Spiese on Employing Veterans, Bloomberg TV, May 24, 2013, November 12, 2013, Dylan Ratigan currently has a regular show on with Tom Sosnoff called "Truth or Skepticism"weblink joined The Young Turks on March 24, 2017 as a news commentatorweblink February 2018, Ratigan announced that he is running for Congress, seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican incumbent Elise Stefanik in {{ushr|NY|21}}.NEWS,weblink Former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan enters race for Congress in New York, February 21, 2018, Joseph, Spector, Ratigan said that he has never voted in an election, claiming a "disgust" with "two choices that are available to" him.NEWS,weblink Ex-MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan enters race for Congress seat in upstate N.Y. - NY Daily News, Blain, Glenn,, 2018-05-29, en-US, On June 26th 2018 Ratigan lost the NY 21st District Democratic Primary to Tedra Cobb. However, he won a write-in campaign for the Women’s Equality nomination in the same district - by getting two votes while two rival write-in candidates got one vote each. The chair of the Women’s Equality Party, Susan Zimet, announced efforts to stop Ratigan from running, as "we don’t want our line to be a spoiler".NEWS,weblink Dylan Ratigan holds Women's Equality line with two votes, Lombardo, David,, 2018-07-05, en-US,



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