Mark Reed Levin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 21, 1957. At the age of 19, he received a bachelor's degree in political science from Temple University. He is an attorney, author, conservative commentator, and the host of American syndicated radio show The Mark Levin Show. He worked as an advisor to President Ronald Reagan's cabinet and was a chief of staff for Attorney General Edwin Meese. He is president of the Landmark Legal Foundation. He is the author of several books including Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America, Rescuing Sprite, Liberty and Tyranny, Ameritopia, and The Liberty Amendments. He received the Ronald Reagan Award from the American Conservative Union in 2001.