A fifth generation Newporter, Christian Winthrop is a former national political campaign consultant turned producer, photographer and blogger.
A native of Newport, RI, Christian Winthrop started his career in 1998 working as a campaign aide for U.S. Congressman Robert Weygand (RI-2). In 1999, Winthrop moved to the Rhode Island State House where he worked as an aide for Senate Majority Leader Paul Kelly. In 2000, Winthrop served as finance director for former Lt. Governor Richard Licht’s U.S. Senate bid. From 2001 2004 Winthrop was the campaign manager for former U.S. Navy SEAL Dave Rogers in his two challenges against Congressman Patrick Kennedy. In 2006 Winthrop was deputy campaign manager for Yonkers, NY Mayor John Spencer in his challenge against U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton. In 2007, Winthrop served briefly as U.S. Senator John McCain’s deputy campaign manager in his campaign for President of the United States against then Senator Barack Obama. Winthrop also wrote for numerous members of the U.S Congress from 2005 – 2007.
From 2008 – 2011, Winthrop changed careers and worked as an entertainment producer in the celebrity space for the Hearst Corporation. During that time Winthrop also worked as a producer on multiple national television commercials and worked as a producer on the award winning documentary Man Under that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015.
In 2011 Christian Winthrop left New York City and started Newport Buzz, an online news and entertainment website in Newport, RI. Newport Buzz quickly gathered the largest audience in Newport County and has remained the most read news source in Newport ever since.