About Callista Gingrich 


Callista Gingrich is the President of The Gingrich Foundation, a charitable nonprofit corporation and Gingrich Productions, a multimedia production company based in Washington, DC.

Callista and her husband, Newt, host and produce historical and public policy documentaries. Mrs. Gingrich is the author of the New York Times best-selling children’s series featuring Ellis the Elephant. Her children’s books include Sweet Land of LibertyLand of the Pilgrims’ PrideYankee Doodle Dandy,From Sea to Shining SeaChristmas in America, and her latest book,Hail to the Chief.

Callista is also the co-author of the third edition of the New York Timesbest seller, Rediscovering God in America, as well as Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, a photographic collection inspired by Newt and Callista’s award-winning documentary film.

Prior to leading Gingrich Foundation and Gingrich Productions, Callista served as a congressional ai\e in the U.S. House of Representatives. She worked both on the House Committee on Agriculture as Chief Clerk, and in the Office of Congressman Steve Gunderson (R-WI). With over eighteen years of staff experience, Mrs. Gingrich has a wide range of knowledge in government affairs, strategic planning, legislative research, and constituent services.

A devoted Catholic, Callista is a member of the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., a resident professional choir.

Mrs. Gingrich plays the French horn with the City of Fairfax Band in Fairfax, Virginia, promoting musical growth and education among area residents and students.

Callista graduated Cum Laude and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a concentration in Public Communication from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. While at Luther College, Mrs. Gingrich was a Pi Kappa Lambda Member and Regents Scholar.

Callista resides in McLean, Virginia with her husband, Newt Gingrich.