With a career spanning government, journalism and TV/film, Blake Zeff is known for path-breaking work in social commentary, public policy and political satire. His work has highlighted issues like America's student loan crisis, the NYPD's stop-and-frisk practice, homelessness, public corruption, poverty, wrongful convictions, and the economic divide within the Democratic Party.

As a media critic, he created the viral satirical character Carl Diggler, a fictional political pundit that shined a light on the media's flaws in covering American politics. The parody franchise took the media world by storm during the 2016 presidential election, nabbing profiles everywhere from the New Yorker to the Washington Post, with a TV series currently in development.

Zeff also created and hosted a ground-breaking investigative video spotlighting a water poisoning scandal in Hoosick Falls, NY, as well as the subsequent cover-up by the state government. After the expose was released, state hearings were called to probe the government’s response. In addition, he made news when his cringe-inducing interview of then-Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, about political debates went viral. Shortly thereafter, she finally agreed to debate her primary opponent when the interview was featured in his campaign ad.

Zeff is also a well-known host & commentator on television and radio (regularly appearing on MSNBC, where he frequently hosted "The Cycle," as well as on Sirius XM, CNN/HLN and NY1), and has written and edited for some of the nation's best-known publications including Vice, BuzzFeed, and Salon. His writing on New York politics for Capital New York resulted in several exclusive reports and influential columns, leading him to be called "Mr. New York politics.”

Previously, Zeff had a front-row seat to the highest levels of U.S. government and campaigns. He was a senior aide on Capitol Hill in the U.S. Senate for three years, and a senior policy adviser in the New York Attorney General Office, where he developed and led its Conviction Review Bureau, described by the New York Times as "the first statewide initiative by a law enforcement agency to address potential wrongful convictions." He also worked as a communications strategist for two presidential campaigns. For his earlier work in strategic communications for campaigns, he was hailed in a profile by the New York Daily News as a "secret election weapon."

Zeff is a graduate of Brown University.