Hampton is the founder and publisher of World Politics Review, which he started with the intention of helping to create a better discourse about foreign affairs and international relations in the U.S. and around the world.
Before founding World Politics Review, he worked as a reporter for States News Service, where he covered Washington for regional papers in Ohio and Louisiana. Hampton was also managing editor for defense trade publication Inside the Air Force and has written freelance pieces for, among others, the Boston Globe and Foreign Policy.
In addition to reporting, he also worked on the business side of publishing early in his career. At National Journal Group, he helped market publications like National Journal, Hotline, Congress Daily and The Almanac of American Politics.
Hampton has also commented on military and foreign affairs topics for PBS, Voice of America, and other outlets. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's in Statecraft and World Politics from the Institute of World Politics in Washington D.C.