Brian Calle

Brian Calle

School of Communication; Communication Studies
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of English
University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts
California State University, Los Angeles, Master of Arts


Brian Calle is the opinion editor of the Southern California News Group, overseeing opinion content for its 11 newspapers and websites including the Los Angeles Daily News, Orange County Register, Riverside Press-Enterprise, Daily Breeze in Torrance, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the Sun in San Bernardino and the Redlands Daily Facts.

He is also editor-in-chief of, a Presidential Fellow and professor at Chapman University and was co-host of Fox 11’s “You Decide: SoCal” weekly news broadcast.  Prior to his current professional endeavors, Brian was the Director of Sales and Marketing for Sally Ride Science where he worked under noted Astronaut and CEO Sally Ride.

He later worked as vice president of the Claremont Institute; worked as a congressional aide in the United States House of Representatives; and has also taught undergraduate students at California State University, Los Angeles and California State University, Fullerton and a graduate course at Pepperdine University.  

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

L.A. Daily News January 13, 2017 Title: California must hope Trump can settle marijuana policy differences Author: Brian Calle
L.A. Daily News February 20, 2017 Title: Japanese internment a dark stain on U.S. history Author: Brian Calle
L.A. Daily News June 14, 2017 Title: Political leaders, their backers must stop sowing seeds of contempt Author: Brian Calle
Orange County Register August 6, 2017 Title: A lesson in innovative education Author: Brian Calle
Orange County Register August 20, 2017 Title: Building sustainably to solve the housing crisis Author: Brian Calle
L.A. Daily News August 26, 2016 Title: Charter schools a bright spot in California education Author: Brian Calle
L.A. Daily News September 2, 2016 Title: Of any presidential cycle, this would be the year for a third choice Author: Brian Calle
L.A. Daily News Sept. 30, 2016 Title: Young voters not ready to settle Author: Brian Calle