87 Top Political Speakers You Need To Know About Before Your Next Event

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Below are some handy lists of political keynote speakers broken down into different categories for your reference.

Election Analysts & Forecasters

Looking for top political analysts who can break down an election and discuss the nitty-gritty details? Then look no further, because our election analysts are ready to talk about the trends and factors driving the latest election results or share predictions with you and your audience. With their vast experiences as award-winning pollsters and political analysts, you can count on these speakers to deliver an engaging and insightful event.

  • Amy Walter is the national editor of The Cook Political Report and Host of WNYC’s "The Takeaway Fridays". She is a popular TV panelist that appears on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, and PBS NewsHour and was named one of the “Top 50 Journalists” by Washingtonian magazine. She also has expert insights on the electoral process, congressional culture, and the DC political scene.
  • Charlie Cook is the renowned political analyst and publisher of The Cook Political Report. He discusses today's political and legislative environments in a balanced, non-partisan way and is a hugely popular speaker known for an encyclopedic knowledge and quick wit. He was called “the man who knows more about politics than anyone else” by Washingtonian and “the Picasso of election analysis” by the The Wall Street Journal.
  • David Wasserman is the US House Editor of The Cook Political Report. He is an election analyst trusted by Republicans and Democrats as accurate and impartial and his expert political commentary regularly appears on major TV outlets and in top publications. He delivers lively and entertaining presentations tailored to each audience, and uses analogies that are as smart as they are memorable.
  • Frank Luntz is a pollster and communications expert who uncovers what drives American voting decisions and author of three New York Times bestsellers. Frank was featured on 60 Minutes and Good Morning America and was a consultant for hit TV series, The West Wing
  • Jennifer Duffy is the senior editor for The Cook Political Report. She was named as one of the 13 savviest political analysts in the country by Business Insider and has 26 years experience in campaign politics and 23 with non-partisan political analysis. She offers a national or state political outlook, highlighting key voter trends and the issues driving elections.
  • Larry Sabato is an election analyst and author, professor of politics at University of Virginia and the founder and head of the U.Va. Center for Politics. He is the mastermind behind “Sabato’s Crystal Ball,” one of the most accurate election forecast sites on the web and a best-selling author who appears multiple times a week on national and international TV. 
  • Nathan Gonzales is the editor and publisher of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzalez and a non-partisan political analyst on CNN. In addition to CNN, he can regularly be seen on other top media outlets, including NBC Nightly NewsMeet The Press, and Fox News, discussing the latest in politics. A 13-year-veteran of The Rothenberg Political Report who took over the company in 2015, Nathan shares a detailed, highly-nuanced analysis of the current condition of electoral politics. 
  • Peter Hart is a leading pollster and public policy expert. He has been called the “uber pollster” by David Brooks of The New York Times and has represented more than 55 US senators and 40 governors. Peter has worked with everyone from Jay Rockefeller to Bill Clinton and shares nonpartisan insight on the key changes, trends, and demographic information shaping the American public and Washington.
  • Stuart Rothenberg is the senior editor at Inside Elections with Nathan Gonzales, the former Editor and Publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report, and a political analyst, columnist, and contributor to Roll Call, for more than two decades. One of the nation’s most popular political analysts and handicappers, Stuart offers razor-sharp and humorous insight into election results, the hot issues facing decision-makers, and the state of politics as a whole.

Non-Partisan political Pundits & Journalists

Want to talk politics with some of the top political analysts in today’s media? With their unbiased viewpoints and one-of-a-kind experiences—from interviewing former President Barack Obama to serving as a correspondent to major news networks—these well-known political journalists and non-partisan pundits talk policies, elections, and much more with your audience.

  • Amy Holmes is an acclaimed political commentator, host of the new PBS weekly show, In Principle and former news anchor of MSNBC's Way Too Early show. She has razor-sharp wit, no-nonsense insight, and keen attention to the otherwise-unnoticed details and also offers a humorous, edgy, and intellectually stimulating overview of the political landscape. 
  • Bob Schieffer is the former moderator of Face the Nation and the former CBS News chief Washington correspondent. He is a legendary report with six decades of experience and the winner of eight Emmy Awards-including a Lifetime Achievement Award. Bob offers an insightful look at today’s political climate told through insider stories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. 
  • Candy Crowley is an award-winning journalist and the former chief political correspondent for CNN. In 2012, Candy became the 1st woman in two decades to moderate a presidential debate and she offers a nonpartisan, insider's look at the issues and newsmakers driving Washington. Candy is an Emmy Award winner who has interviewed Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney, and more. 
  • Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward are legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalists and reporters known for breaking The Watergate Scandal as well as national best-selling authors of multiple award-winning books. With humor, humility and 40 years of experience, Carl compares The Nixon White House to the current administration in regards to integrity and scandal. Hot button topic that drive a lively conversation with Carl are responsibility, honesty and morality. Bob is a 45-year veteran of The Washington Post and typically has humorous interactions with audiences and infuses current events with personal anecdotes.
  • Carl Cannon is the Washington bureau chief of RealClearPolitics, executive editor of RealClear Media Group and former reporter with Reader’s Digest, National Journal, and the Baltimore Sun. He received the two most prestigious awards for White House coverage and his work breaks down White House and Capitol Hill current events—plus election forecasting and detailed statistical analysis.
  • Chris Stirewalt is the digital politics editor for Fox News Channel, the author of the daily newsletter, Fox News Halftime Report, the co-host of popular political podcast, I’ll Tell You What, with Dana Perino, and author of the new book, Every Man a King: A Short, Colorful History of American PopulistsWorking in FNC’s Washington bureau since 2010, Stirewalt helps coordinate political coverage across Fox platforms, contributing articles, video segments, an extremely-popular daily newsletter, which boasts nearly 200,000 subscribers, a popular weekly political podcast with co-host Dana Perino, and regular appearances on Fox’s most popular prime time news programs to the network’s lineup. His podcast, I’ll Tell You What, was so successful that it was spun off into a television show of the same name leading up to the 2016 US Presidential election, an industry first. One of the liveliest commentators covering politics today, Chris brings a historical understanding of where the US has been in order to understand the significant disruptions in presidential politics today. 
  • Chuck Todd is the current host of Meet the Press and MTP Daily, the political director at NBC News, former NBC Chief White House Correspondent and the host of MSNBC's The Daily Rundown. He is a tireless and ubiquitous reporter dubbed the “Most Powerful Journalist in Washington” by GQ and gives entertaining and informative presentation breaks down pressing political issues and pulls back the curtain on Washington.
  • Dana Milbank is a columnist for The Washington Post, best-selling author and former New York Times and CNN contributor. He was named “one of the nation’s top political journalists” by Columbia Journalism Review and combines his signature, witty style with critical candor to deliver political insight. 
  • E.J. Dionne, Jr. is a Washington Post Syndicated Columnist, Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution, and Georgetown University Professor. He is an internationally-recognized, award-winning journalist whose Washington Post column appears in more than 250 newspapers each week and author of seven New York Times best-selling books. E.J. was named among the 25 most influential journalists in Washington by National Journal, and offers up to the minute, astute political observations to help audiences better understand the political climate in Washington and across America
  • Jake Tapper is an award winning journalist and the anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent at CNN. He is fair and balanced and his insights make you think-and keep you entertained. Jake is an Emmy-Award winner who formerly contributed to Good Morning America and Nightline and also moderated the Republican primary debate that became the most-watched program in CNN history. 
  • Jim VandeHei is the co-founder and CEO of Axios and the co-founder and former CEO of POLITICO. He was named to Vanity Fair's "100 Most Powerful Information Age Thinkers" list for creating “the model for the new media success story” and is a ground-breaking journalist and entrepreneur who upended traditional political reporting. Jim speaks with charisma and passion about the political trends shaping DC.
  • John Harris is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of POLITICO. He is an award-winning journalist and author who spent 21 years with The Washington Post He also revolutionized the traditional editorial business model with the launch of POLITICO and offers a riveting behind-the-scenes, real-time look at the issues and elections shaping Washington. 
  • John Harwood is a White House Correspondent for CNN and award-winning journalist who’s provided political analysis for CNN, CNBC, The New York Times, NBC, MSNBC, NPR, and PBS. He has covered each of the last ten presidential elections and moderated two presidential debates and was Emmy-nominated for live CNBC town hall with President Barack Obama. John has his finger on the pulse of the latest in the White House and on Capitol Hill, offering an insightful and nonpartisan look at today’s political landscape.
  • Jonathan Capehart is a member of The Washington Post editorial board, an MSNBC contributor, and host of the "Cape Up" podcast. He is an expert moderator who seamlessly directs conversations with high-level personalities and discusses the news of the day, domestic and global cultural shifts, and the issues that will define the months and years to come. 
  • Kelly O’Donnell is the NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent and was the NBC News White House Correspondent during President George W. Bush’s 2nd term. She gives a compelling and hard-hitting analysis of congressional culture, electoral politics, and the Washington political scene as a whole and won an Emmy and a National Headliner Award for outstanding campaign coverage. 
  • Major Garrett is CBS News’ chief White House correspondent and a columnist-at-large for National Journal. He covered Congress for 2 major magazines and served as White House correspondent for 3 TV networks. Major was called “one of the smartest people in the briefing room” by Robert Gibbs and his insider stories and valuable insights into the inner-workings of our political system. 
  • Margaret Brennan is the moderator of CBS News' Face the Nation and the network's Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent. She is the second-ever female host of the flagship, 63-year-old Sunday show and has two decades experience covering politics, international affairs, global markets, and the White House for CBS, CNBC, and Bloomberg. Margaret delivers a fact-based, balanced look at the news driving Washington paired with global stories and insights that light up emerging global trends and goes in depth on pressing issues with the biggest names in politics and media each week on Face the Nation.
  • Mark Preston is the executive director of political programming and a senior political analyst for CNN. Whether he is writing an article or broadcasting on TV, Preston gives outstanding coverage of today’s swirling politics and his strong political relationships allows Preston timely and accurate insights. Mark provides audiences with great humor as well as gravitas for the charged issues of the day.
  • Mike Allen is the co-founder and executive editor of Axios, the former chief White House correspondent for POLITICO, and the author of the book, Playbook. He was also a former Washington Post reporter and was called “the man the White House wakes up to” by The New York Times. Mike is non-partisan and gives an incredibly behind-the-scenes analysis of what’s going on in Washington.
  • Norah O'Donnell is the co-host of CBS This Morning and the former NBC Chief Washington Correspondent and news anchor for Weekend TODAY. Norah has reported from every continent except Antarctica and has interviewed President Obama, Malala Yousafzai, the Dalai Lama, and more. She offers an in-depth look at the day’s big issues and the personalities driving Washington.
  • Reid Wilson is the national correspondent for The Hill and former editor-in-chief of National Journal's The Hotline. He was called “The Greatest Political Mind of Our Time” by Comedy Central and his visual and analytical presentation offers a nuanced and straight-shooting overview of the current political environment. 
  • Ron Fournier is a nationally-acclaimed political columnist and the author of New York Times Best-Seller, Applebee’s America. He is a widely-respected political insider and Senior Advisory Board member of Harvard’s Kennedy School Institute of Politics and is also an award-winning 20-year veteran of the Associated Press. Ron is an expert on political disruption and the trends at work behind the rise of populist politics and the disunity of both major parties.
  • Ronald Brownstein is the editorial director for strategic partnerships at Atlantic Media, editorial director of National Journal, and senior political analyst for CNN. He was called “one of America’s best political journalists” by The Economist and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for political reporting. Ron blends history, voter trend analysis, and insider anecdotes to explore the state of each party today and predict what’s next.
  • Thomas Bevan is the co-founder and executive editor of RealClearPolitics and is the creator of the innovative and unilaterally-trusted RCP polling average. Thomas hosts a weekly radio show and is frequently featured on FOX, CNN, and CNBC, and entertains and informs audiences with political analysis coupled with historical context.
  • Tim Alberta is Chief Political Correspondent for POLITICO and author of America Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump. He is an expert on Washington, DC’s inner workings and the ideological warfare between and within the two political parties and offers key insight into President Trump’s tactics and takeover of the Republican Party.
  • Tom Bevan is the co-founder and executive editor of RealClearPolitics and the creator of the innovative and unilaterally-trusted RCP polling average. He hosts a weekly radio show and is frequently featured on FOX, CNN, and CNBC. Tom also entertains and informs audiences with political analysis coupled with historical context.
  • Willie Geist is the co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, the co-host of NBC’s Today’s Take, and a best-selling author.
  • Jake Sherman is a senior writer and co-author of POLITICO's Playbook and A Hill to Die On. He is the top congressional reporter on Capitol Hill and has built a career on landing hard-to-get scoopes.

Partisan Pundits & political Journalists

Hosting an event that’s focusing on or targeting a particular party? With top political analysts—including partisan pundits and journalists—you can count on Leading Authorities speakers bureau. Our talent will connect with your audience on multiple levels while sharing their unique experiences as award-winning authors and journalists as well as in high-pressure roles in the White House and US government.

  • Al From is the founder and former CEO of the Democratic Leadership Council and author of the book, The New Democrats and the Return to Power
  • Alex Conant is a Republican strategist and the former communications director for Senator Marco Rubio's 2016 US Presidential campaign (R-FL). Alex has worked on every election for the past decade and was the former White House spokesman under President George W. Bush. He is also an election cycle contributor to CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News and combines extensive political and communications experience to deliver an insider’s view of what’s coming in Washington. 
  • Ana Navarro is a Republican strategist and political commentator to CNN, CNN en Español, ABC News, and Telemundo. She has advised Governor Jeb Bush and Senator John McCain and is regular contributor to top media programs including The View. Ana analyzes the political environment with a no-holds-barred candor and larger-than-life personality. 
  • Anita Dunn is the former White House communications director and the former chief communications officer for Obama for America. She successfully navigated the ever-changing media frontier to reach new voters during the historic 2008 election and is uniquely qualified to discuss everything from new media trends to executive decision making. Anita ushered in a new era of strategic communication that changed the rules of traditional campaign messaging. 
  • Bakari Sellers is a widely-respected political analyst on CNN and the former US Representative from South Carolina who offers passionate political and social commentary and analysis informed by first-hand experience. Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation.
  • Ben Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist, the youngest political appointee of the George W. Bush administration, a fellow at The Manhattan Institute and authors a daily subscription-based newsletter, The Transom. He is the co-founder of RedState and co-host of the award-winning economic podcast "Coffee & Markets". 
  • Dana Perino is the co-host of Fox News Channel's The Five, the host of Fox's The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino, a former White House press secretary, who served under President George W. Bush and New York Times No. 1 best-selling author. Dana was the first Republican woman to be named White House Press Secretary and was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors. She discusses political news for Washington, DC insiders and those outside the Beltway alike. 
  • Ed Gillespie is the former counselor to the President, a renowned GOP strategist, former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), and a two-time nominee for Statewide Office. He is one of the few Americans to hold offices in both the West Wing and the Capitol and is a witty and candid speaker who touches on electoral politics as well as hot-button issues. 
  • Gianno Caldwell is the principal and founder of Caldwell Strategic Consulting, a bi-partisan firm headquartered in Washington, DC, which focuses on healthcare, financial services, energy, and local government issues. Gianno has held a role on behalf of a member of Congress as well as roles at the federal, state, and local level reflecting over six years of legislative experience and culminating in the recognition of his ability to effectively create legislative strategies and build bipartisan coalitions.
  • Haley Barbour is the former US Governor of Mississippi, former chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association, former chairman of the RNC, and one of the GOP's most-respected strategists. He is described by POLITICO as “one of Washington’s all-time mega-lobbyists”. Haley offers an entertaining and enlightening run-down of the latest in politics at the state or national level.
  • Jamal Simmons, a well-known and experienced Democratic strategist and political commentator, is a principal at The Raben Group, a Washington, DC consulting firm, where he provides communications and strategic counsel to corporate and non-profit clients. Jamal has served as traveling press secretary for two US Presidential candidates and was the campaign communications director for US Senator Max Cleland.
  • Joe Scarborough is the face of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and a former Florida Congressman. He ignites early morning audiences with his no-holds barred political commentary.  Balanced by his Democratic co-host Mika Brzezinski and flanked by diverse guests, Scarborough navigates the political environment with an insider’s perspective and a no-nonsense attitude.
  • Josh Earnest is a former White House press secretary under President Barack Obama and well-known political commentator. He is an in-demand political commentator who was voted "best press secretary to work with" by White House Correspondents surveyed by POLITICO. He is a witty and charismatic speaker whose insights on today’s top issues are informed by a near decade spent in the White House.
  • Matt Lewis is the senior columnist for the Daily Beast, author of the book, Too Dumb to Fail, and was recently named one of the "50 Best Conservative Columnists” for three consecutive years. He brings funny, off-the-cuff style to the current political landscape and honestly evaluates the future of the Republican Party. 
  • Mika Brzezinski is the co-host of MSNBC’s award-winning morning show, Morning Joe, and a three-time New York Times best-selling author. The Democrat to partner Joe Scarborough, Brzezinski spends each weekday morning debating the headlines of the day with a roundtable of political insiders, journalists, and newsmakers.
  • Mo Elleithee is the former communications director of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the founding executive director of Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service. He served as press secretary on Hilary Clinton's 2008 campaign and is a veteran of four presidential campaigns. 
  • Nicolle Wallace is the anchor of Deadline: White House, chief political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News, former co-host on ABC's The View, and a former White House director of communications under President George W. Bush. She is also a New York Times best-selling author and offers a witty insider’s view of the political news of the day. 
  • Peter Beinart is a political commentator for CNN, the associate professor of political science at City University of New York, and a contributor to The Atlantic and National Journal. He is a Rhodes Scholar and award-winning author and his latest book was praised by President Bill Clinton as "deeply important". He offers a comprehensive overview-plus entertaining and balanced scrutiny-of the political landscape. 
  • Ron Kirk is the former United States trade representative (USTR), the former mayor of Dallas, and a Washington, DC insider. He played an essential role in the economy's revival after the 2008 collapse and was called "a tremendous advocate for the American worker” by President Obama. Ron also negotiated trade deals with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama and typically offers insights on getting past Washington gridlock to improve our economic future. 
  • Stephanie Cutter is a political strategist, former deputy senior advisor to President Obama, and a CNN political commentator. She has been called “One of the most prominent voices in the Democratic party” by POLITICO and provides audiences with unique insights and analyses into competing strategies and potential outcomes on the issues of the day.
  • Steve Schmidt is a renowned political strategist, former campaign operative for President George W. Bush, and an MSNBC political analyst.Steve was also the former Vice Chairman at Edelman and advised CEOs and senior decision makers at Fortune 500 corporations. He shares his insider perspective into the headlines that matter and what they mean for businesses. 
  • Terry McAuliffe is former Virginia Governor of Virginia and former Chairman of the DNC. Terry served as Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018 and led the Commonwealth through historic times. He boasts an impressive track record of political success including a transformative platform as Governor and draws on three decades experience to break down the news of the day with his trademark charisma and optimism.
  • Tim Pawlenty is a former, two-term Governor of Minnesota, known for balancing Minnesota's budget while cutting spending, reforming healthcare, and improving schools. He is also a former Republican Presidential Candidate and CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable. Tim was the co-chair of Mitt Romney's 2012 Presidential campaign and to date, discusses the intersection of politics and finance and provides thoughtful suggestions to the day’s pressing problems
  • Tony Sayegh is a former White House Senior Advisor for Strategy and an assistant secretary of the Treasury of Public Affairs. He advises clients on crisis management, strategy, communications, public affairs, government relations, and media. He directed communications for many of President Trump's economic initiatives and consulted on the programming for the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Policy Experts & Economists

Need a top political analyst who’s ready to go in-depth on the US economy and policies? With our leading policy experts and economists, you can give your audience a 360-degree view and understanding of the latest—or oldest—policies guiding the country and their potential impact on the economy. Our talent includes economic, healthcare, and public policy experts with extensive government experience.

  • Carlos Gutierrez is the former US Secretary of Commerce and the youngest former CEO in Kellogg's 100-year history. He was also named one of the most powerful Hispanic-Americans in business by Fortune magazine and shares the top traits all dynamic and innovative leaders have in common—including a desire to embrace risk.
  • Dan Bartlett is Former Counselor to President George W. Bush and current EVP of Corporate Affairs for Walmart. Dan has helped lead two successful Presidential campaigns for George W. Bush and can be described as “the linchpin of the most far-reaching, tough-minded, and technologically advanced government communications operation in history." He brings firsthand knowledge of the current political environment to a substantive talk on the dynamic relationship between policy and business.
  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin is the former director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and an economic and fiscal policy expert. He is also the President of the American Action Forum policy institute and founder of the Center for Health and Economy. Douglas is the director of domestic and economic policy for the John McCain presidential campaign and provides a candid and lively 360-degree view of the economy. 
  • Evelyn Farkas is a foreign policy and global trends expert, NBC national security contributor, and the former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia. She is one of the nation's premier authorities on American foreign policy and geopolitics and has an outspoken voice on how America ought to respond to foreign allies and adversaries to secure a more peaceful and prosperous future. 
  • Matthew Dowd is Chief Political Analyst for ABC News, author of best-selling Applebee's America, and campaign strategist for more than 100 campaigns. Matthew was the chief strategist on winning reelection efforts for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and President George W. Bush, and has advised President Barack Obama, Bono, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He explains where America is today and what values and strategies will be most successful.
  • Mick Mulvaney is a Former White House Chief of Staff, Director of US Office of Management & Budget, and Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He has been at the forefront of U.S. economic policymaking and politics as acting White House Chief of Staff, Director of the OMB, and Acting Director of the CFPB and is currently a U.S. Special Envoy for Northern Ireland, focused on growing the region’s economic opportunities. Mick provides a candid, informative, and behind-the-scenes perspective into today’s economic climate, political landscape, policymaking, and current events.
  • Nancy-Ann DeParle is the former White House deputy chief of staff for policy and a leading healthcare expert. She led the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and is known in healthcare-policy circle as "one of the brightest minds of her generation,” according to TIME. Nancy covers all angels of healthcare-from working with Congress to patient care. 
  • Ron Kirk is the former United States trade representative (USTR), the former mayor of Dallas, and a Washington, DC insider. He played an essential role in the economy's revival after the 2008 collapse and was called "a tremendous advocate for the American worker” by President Obama. Ron also negotiated trade deals with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama and typically offers insights on getting past Washington gridlock to improve our economic future.
  • Ronald Brownstein is the editorial director for strategic partnerships at Atlantic Media, editorial director of National Journal, and senior political analyst for CNN. He was called “one of America’s best political journalists” by The Economist and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for political reporting. Ron blends history, voter trend analysis, and insider anecdotes to explore the state of each party today and predict what’s next.

Female Political Analysts

Planning an event that highlights politics and women? Our top political analysts include some of the best female political voices in the industry. These women are well-known for their political savviness, as demonstrated by their award-winning work, which includes their roles as hosts, anchors, and contributors at major news networks and as top leaders in the White House.

  • A.B. Stoddard is the associate editor and columnist for RealClearPolitics as well as the former associate editor and columnist for The Hill. She regularly appears on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and CNN and covers the biggest news stories, Congress and the White House, budget battles, and electoral prospects for the two parties.
  • Amy Holmes is an acclaimed political commentator, host of the new PBS weekly show, In Principle, and former news anchor of MSNBC's Way Too Early show. She has razor-sharp wit, no-nonsense insight, and keen attention to the otherwise-unnoticed details and also offers a humorous, edgy, and intellectually stimulating overview of the political landscape. 
  • Amy Walter is the National Editor of The Cook Political Report and Host of WNYC’s "The Takeaway Fridays". She is a popular TV panelist that appears on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, and PBS NewsHour and was named one of the “Top 50 Journalists” by Washingtonian magazine. She also has expert insights on the electoral process, congressional culture, and the DC political scene.
  • Ana Navarro is a Republican strategist and political commentator to CNN, CNN en Español, ABC News, and Telemundo. She has advised Governor Jeb Bush and Senator John McCain and is a regular contributor to top media programs including The View. Ana analyzes the political environment with a no-holds-barred candor and larger-than-life personality.
  • Candy Crowley is an award-winning journalist and the former chief political correspondent for CNN. In 2012, Candy became the 1st woman in two decades to moderate a presidential debate and she offers a nonpartisan, insider's look at the issues and newsmakers driving Washington. Candy is an Emmy Award winner who has interviewed Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney, and more.
  • Dana Perino is the co-host of Fox News Channel's The Five, the host of Fox's The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino, a former White House press secretary, who served under President George W. Bush and New York Times No. 1 best-selling author. Dana was the first Republican woman to be named White House Press Secretary and was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors. She discusses political news for Washington, DC insiders and those outside the Beltway alike.
  • Donna Brazile is a renowned political strategist and advisor, the former vice chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and a best-selling author. She has worked on every Presidential campaign since 1976 and was named one of the "100 Most Powerful Women” by Washingtonian magazine. Donna also appeared in the Netflix series House of Cards
  • Jennifer Duffy is the Senior Editor for The Cook Political Report. She was named as one of the 13 savviest political analysts in the country by Business Insider and has 26 years experience in campaign politics and 23 with non-partisan political analysis. She offers a national or state political outlook, highlighting key voter trends and the issues driving elections.
  • Jessica Taylor is a Senate & Governors Editor for The Cook Political Report and provides analyses of presidential, U.S. Senate, House and gubernatorial races, which has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications. Jessica spent five years as a political reporter for NPR, covering elections and breaking news, and has reported on politics for several prestigious outlets over the past decade — including the NBC News Political Unit, National Journal, Politico and The Hill. She has had media appearances on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN and CNN.
  • Kathleen Parker is a columnist for The Washington Post and the former co-host of CNN's Parker Spitzer. She is ranked second for her accuracy in political predictions and helps educate Washington audiences about life beyond the District.
  • Katty Kay is the lead anchor of BBC World News America and the author of best-selling book, Womenomics. She reports on economic and political news across the U.S. and serves as a frequent guest on both NBC’s Meet the Press and MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Katty is a 25 year veteran of BBC as has reported across the globe from Zimbabwe to Tokyo. 
  • Kelly O’Donnell is the NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent and was the NBC News White House Correspondent during President George W. Bush’s 2nd term. She gives a compelling and hard-hitting analysis of congressional culture, electoral politics, and the Washington political scene as a whole and won an Emmy and a National Headliner Award for outstanding campaign coverage.
  • Nicolle Wallace is the anchor of Deadline: White House, chief political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News, former co-host on ABC's The View, and a former White House director of communications under President George W. Bush. She is also a New York Times best-selling author and offers a witty insider’s view of the political news of the day. 
  • Norah O'Donnell is the co-host of CBS This Morning and the former NBC Chief Washington Correspondent and news anchor for Weekend TODAY. Norah has reported from every continent except Antarctica and has interviewed President Obama, Malala Yousafzai, the Dalai Lama, and more. She offers an in-depth look at the day’s big issues and the personalities driving Washington.
  • Stephanie Cutter is a political strategist, former deputy senior advisor to President Obama, and a CNN political commentator. She has been called “One of the most prominent voices in the Democratic party” by POLITICO and provides audiences with unique insights and analyses into competing strategies and potential outcomes on the issues of the day.
  • Anna Palmer is co-author of POLITICO's Playbook and The Hill to Die On. She covers the latest breaking news in Washington, from lobbyists to the White House and everything in between. She is also Editorial Director of Women Rule, a women's empowerment platform, a senior Washington correspondent for POLITICO, and an expert on K Street and lobbying.

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