Gregory Wilpert is a host and senior producer for The Real News Network. From 2000 to 2008 he lived in Venezuela, where he taught at the Central University of Venezuela. He then worked as a freelance journalist, writing on Venezuelan politics for a wide range of publications. Gregory also founded, an english-langugage website about Venezuela and in 2007 he published the book Changing Venezuela by Taking Power: The History and Policies of the Chavez Government (Verso Books). Since returning to the U.S. in 2008, he has been working as an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Brandeis University.