Richard Clay Travis is an American writer, lawyer, radio host and television analyst. As a sports journalist, Travis founded OutKick.
As a political commentator, he and Buck Sexton host The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, a three-hour weekday conservative talk show which debuted on June 21, 2021 as the replacement of The Rush Limbaugh Show on many radio stations. Travis describes himself as a "radical moderate" and claims to have been a lifelong Democratic voter before the election of Donald Trump in 2016.
Outkick the Coverage
After FanHouse was merged into Sporting News in 2011, Travis founded Outkickthecoverage.com. The website later became one of the most visited college football sites on the web. While there, he continued developing his reputation for occasionally "contrarian" opinions.
In 2008, Travis worked out at D1 Sports Training with NFL prospects preparing for the NFL Draft. He later wrote a ten-part serial about the experience which he entitled Rough Draft.
In 2010, The Nashville Scene named Travis "Best Sports Radio Host We Love To Hate" in the publication's "Best of Nashville" issue. He later became a co-host of a sports radio talk show, 3HL, on Nashville's 104.5 The Zone with Brent Dougherty and Blaine Bishop. He also hosted a national sports radio show on NBC Sports.
In 2023, the YouTube channel for OutKick hit 1,000,000 subscribers.