About the hosts

Ken MacDermotRoe, Host
A graduate of Princeton (BA, History) and Columbia Law School (JD), Ken was a litigator for a large Wall Street law firm and, subsequently, served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York.  He, also, served as a Captain in the U. S. Army  Reserve, JAG Corps.

Ken created and hosts the radio series History Counts where he explores important historical events that are often overlooked or misunderstood. In creating the live call-in show “In Context” with Gus Cantavero, Ken seeks to bring Americans of all political persuasions into a discussion of how we together can best advance the interests of our country and preserve our freedoms.

Ken identifies with the democratic tradition of Thomas Jefferson and John F. Kennedy, but he also admires Republicans like Abraham Lincoln who championed American economic independence and Dwight Eisenhower who warned against the military industrial complex.

Ken is married and has three children.  Raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, he now lives with his family in Connecticut.  He likes to spend time with his family and ride horses.


Marchand MacDermotRoe, Military Affairs Commentator

Marchand, In Context’s military affairs commentator, created the program’s monthly War Report, a detailed round up and analysis of recent global military and geo-political developments – a feature we believe is unique to In Context. In his analysis of global affairs, Marchand draws on his experience of having lived in both the Middle East and Asia, as well as, his growing personal contacts around the world.  Marchand, also, has a special interest in reporting on the conditions and concerns of our men and women in uniform.