John B. Roberts II is a writer, television producer and artist living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Former Reagan White House insider and international political consultant, he is the author of “Rating the First Ladies: The Women Who Influenced the Presidency,” (Citadel 2003) and co-author along with Elizabeth Roberts of “Freeing Tibet: 50 Years of Struggle, Resilience and Hope,” (AMACOM 2009). His most recent book is "Reagan's Cowboys: Inside the 1984 Reelection Campaign's Secret Operation Against Geraldine Ferraro" (McFarland 2020.) He is currently at work on a novel, "Stripping Lolita."
He was senior producer of the weekly political television talk shows hosted by John McLaughlin, “The McLaughlin Group” and “John McLaughlin’s One on One” and has thousands of broadcasts to his credit. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Washington Times as well as George Magazine, Reader's Digest, and The American Spectator.
He has a B.A. in Fine Art from the University of California, Irvine, and an M.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.