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Ed Dean, Top Radio Talk-Show Host Focused on Florida Politics, Joins Sunshine State News

February 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

The top political radio talk-show host focused on Florida politics,? ?conservative pundit Ed Dean,? ?is? ?joining Sunshine State News as a senior editor.? ?Sunshine State News and Dean are partnering up to bring their conservative perspective on Florida politics in new formats.? ?

??Everybody focuses on national issues,? ?Dean says.? ?The most important politics are state and local.? ?The major issues? ?--? ?taxes,? ?education,? ?unions,? ?environmental issues? ?--? ?are state and local.? ?Not everything happens in D.C.? ?A lot of it takes place in Tallahassee and on the local level.?

This is a really exciting time and a wonderful addition as we celebrate our fifth anniversary,? ?said Executive Editor Nancy Smith.? ?Ed Deans fresh perspective will truly resonate with SSNs politically savvy readers."

Dean will offer a weekly column for Sunshine State News -- ?"?The Deans List?" ?-- looking at Floridas top political winners.? ?As Sunshine State News continues to expand in new directions,? ?Dean will spearhead SSN's radio presence through the release of? "?Florida Minute,?" ?an informative series of news breaks covering the latest in state? ?politics.? ?Dean and Kevin Derby,Sunshine State News? ?senior political reporter who appears on a daily segment on the? ?Ed Dean Radio Show,? ?will host the thrice daily segments.

??It's great to be working with Sunshine State News,? ?the gold standard of Florida media,? ?Dean said.? ?Im looking forward to helping expand their presence across Florida.?

Ed Dean is a dynamic,? ?conservative voice who offers great insights on state and national politics,? ?Derby said.? ?Im glad Sunshine State News? ?readers will join tens of thousands of radio listeners across Florida in being able to partake in Eds take on politics and the issues.?

As the top-rated radio show host focusing on Florida,? ?Dean is no stranger to the Sunshine States politics.? ?His show is featured Monday through Friday,? ?6-?8? ?a.m.? ?and? ?5-?7? ?p.m.? ?around the state.? ?Dean is a regular financial and political commentator on Newsmax TV and a contributor to Fox News? ?35? ?in Orlando.? ?In addition,? ?he is a senior media analyst for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance,? ?a Washington, D.C.,? ?taxpayers advocacy group.? ?Deans work has appeared in the Space Coast Daily and Sunshine State News.? ?Before that,? ?he covered politics for Straight Talk,? ?the Brevard Reporter and WMEL Radio where he won awards for his coverage of the? ?2004? ?hurricane season.

Politics is in Deans blood.? ?With his uncle John Buckley,? ?a former Reagan consultant,? ?Dean helped run BTV,? ?a media and polling firm.? ?Back in? ?2010,? ?Dean was the featured MC for the? ?Spending Revolt? ?bus tour of Florida launched by Americans for Prosperity? (?AFP?)?.? ?Dean has also worked as a media consultant to politicians,? ?campaigns and business? ?groups at the state and national levels and sits on the media advisory board for the American Media Institute.? ?Dean is the owner of the Florida Radio Network.

While he makes no efforts to tone down his conservatism,? ?Dean told Sunshine State News part of the success of his media career has been his focus on other perspectives.? ?That includes bringing in analysts and experts instead of guests who preach to the converted.

??Its all about the issues,? ?Dean said.? ?Whats made our show so successful is having voices and analysis from both sides and not just having politicians on.? ?Its not just one-sided and weve always done it this way.?

Deans shows can be heard in Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, Daytona Beach, Orlando, the Space Coast, the Treasure Coast and South Florida from West Palm Beach to Miami. It can also be heard in parts of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

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