The Daily Wire is an American conservative news website and media company founded in 2015 by political commentator Ben Shapiro and director Jeremy Boreing.
The Daily Wire was conceived by Ben Shapiro and Jeremy Boreing, who both worked for TruthRevolt, a news website that was formerly funded by the David Horowitz Freedom Center. After the duo secured several million dollars in seed funding from the billionaire brothers Dan and Farris Wilks, The Daily Wire was launched in 2015. Farris Wilks manages Forward Publishing LLC, which publishes The Daily Wire. The website's headquarters were in Los Angeles, California. In September 2020, Shapiro announced that The Daily Wire headquarters would move to Nashville, Tennessee.
The Daily Wire became one of the leading news sites and publishers on Facebook in terms of engagement. In 2018, NewsWhip identified The Daily Wire as "by far" the top right-wing publisher on Facebook. According to NewsWhip, The Daily Wire was the sixth-leading English-language publisher on Facebook in 2019 through the month of March. The site also had the second most articles among Facebook's 10,000 top stories.
In March 2019, Podtrac ranked The Daily Wire's The Ben Shapiro Show the second most popular podcast in the U.S., behind The Daily.
In June 2020, Shapiro stepped down from his role as editor-in-chief, which he had held since the site's founding, and took on the role of editor emeritus. John Bickley was announced as the site's next editor-in-chief.
In January 2021, Shapiro announced that The Daily Wire was beginning a studio for TV and movies that would not promote "leftist causes." The Daily Wire acquired the North American distribution rights to the 2020 film Run Hide Fight, which premiered on its platform on January 14, 2021.