Political Speakers For Upcoming Event

Eyes all over the country are turning to the next election. If you are deciding on a political speaker for your next event, we encourage you to check in with us now before popular names get booked up.

  • Mike Allen, Co-founder of Axios and former Chief White House Correspondent for POLITICO
  • Peter BeinartCNN Political Commentator and Editor-at-Large for Jewish Currents
  • Donna BrazileRenowned Political Strategist and Commentator, Former Interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee
  • Charlie Cook, Publisher of the Cook Political Report
  • Candy Crowley Award-Winning Journalist and Former Chief Political Correspondent for CNN
  • Stephanie CutterPolitical Strategist, Former Deputy Campaign Manager for Obama 2012, & Former Deputy Senior Advisor to President Obama
  • Matthew DowdChief Political Analyst for ABC News; Author of Best-Selling Applebee’s America; and Campaign Strategist for More Than 100 Campaigns
  • Ron FournierNationally-Acclaimed Political Columnist and Author of New York Times Best-Seller Applebee’s America
  • Ed GillespieFormer Counselor to the President, Renowned GOP Strategist, Two-Time Nominee for Statewide Office, & Former Chairman of the RNC
  • John Harris, Founding Editor, POLITICO
  • Ana Navarro, Republican strategist and CNN and ABC Contributor 
  • Norah O’DonnellAnchor of CBS Evening News
  • Dana PerinoFormer White House Press Secretary, Political Commentator, and Host of Fox’s "The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino" 
  • Stu Rothenberg, Founding editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report
  • Larry Sabato, Election Analyst and Author; University of Virginia Professor of Politics; Founder and Head of the U.Va. Center for Politics
  • Jake TapperAward Winning Journalist; Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent, CNN
  • Chuck Todd, Host of Meet the Press and NBC News Political Director 
  • Jim VandeHei, Co-founder of Axios; co-founder and former CEO of Politico
  • Amy WalterNational Editor of the Cook Political Report and Host of WNYC’s The Takeaway Fridays

 

Keep reading to learn more about these great and insightful speakers. 

Mike Allen, Co-founder of Axios and former Chief White House Correspondent for POLITICO Mike Allen is one of Washington’s most influential and well-connected journalists. He is the co-founder and executive editor of Axios, a company delivering news and insights on politics, business, media, and tech. Allen was a co-founder at POLITICO, the digital media company that upended and revolutionized political and policy journalism in Washington, New York, and Europe.

Peter BeinartCNN Political Commentator and Editor-at-Large for Jewish Currents Peter Beinart is one of America’s most highly regarded Democratic commentators on American politics and foreign policy. He specializes in America’s youth, analyzing their voting tendencies, and writing about how they will alter the future of our political parties.

Donna BrazileRenowned Political Strategist and Commentator, Former Interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee Donna has devoted her life to working for progressive change, responsible governance, and the advancement of all people in a society that is fair and equitable. She loves working with young people, encouraging them to vote, to run for office, and to work within the system to strengthen it.

Charlie Cook, Publisher of the Cook Political Report Charlie was called the “Picasso of election analysis” by the Wall Street Journal. He’s an up to the minute encyclopedia of political knowledge, and keeps audiences laughing while breaking down the political news they need in a balanced, non-partisan way.

Candy Crowley Award-Winning Journalist and Former Chief Political Correspondent for CNN She served as CNN’s chief political correspondent and the host of its Sunday morning talk show State of the Union with Candy Crowley, a political hour of interviews and analysis of the week’s most important issues. 

Stephanie CutterPolitical Strategist, Former Deputy Campaign Manager for Obama 2012, & Former Deputy Senior Advisor to President Obama A prominent Democratic voice, Stephanie Cutter is a top strategist, messaging specialist, and crisis management expert. She was called one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Washington” by GQ and a “scarily organized strategist” by The New York Times.

Matthew DowdChief Political Analyst for ABC News; Author of Best-Selling Applebee’s America; and Campaign Strategist for More Than 100 Campaigns A campaign strategist for over 100 campaigns, Matthew (Matt) Dowd has counseled everyone from President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama to Bono and Bill and Melinda Gates.

Ron FournierNationally-Acclaimed Political Columnist and Author of New York Times Best-Seller Applebee’s America Ron is known for his hard-hitting reporting on Congress, the White House, and both major Parties. Justin B. Smith, the then-president of Atlantic Media Company, called Fournier, “one of the savviest political journalists of his generation,” and Atlantic Media’s owner David Bradley said, “Ron’s name has been whispered to me as in that handful of the finest political reporters and editors who have worked in Washington – maybe ever.” 

Ed GillespieFormer Counselor to the President, Renowned GOP Strategist, Two-Time Nominee for Statewide Office, & Former Chairman of the RNC A “pillar of the Republican party,” Ed Gillespie is one of the few Americans to have had offices in both the West Wing and the Capitol, and served as an RNC chairman. His speeches break down what a change in leadership will really mean for Americans.

John Harris, Founding Editor, POLITICO John Harris is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of POLITICO who helped revolutionize the traditional editorial business model with the launch of POLITICO.

Ana Navarro, Republican strategist and CNN and ABC Contributor She is in touch with the political issues people are talking about and discusses the latest hot button issues in politics, giving audiences an insider’s view of the upcoming elections and a roadmap for where the country is headed. The Miami New Times named her a “Republican power-consultant,” and the Tampa Bay Times called her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful."

Norah O’DonnellAnchor of CBS Evening News As a journalist for more than two decades, O'Donnell has covered six presidential elections and traveled around the globe to interview some of the world’s most notable figures. Norah’s deep experience with current events, politics, and the shifting role of the media in public discourse allows her to take audiences behind-the-scenes to break down the issues making news today.

Dana PerinoFormer White House Press Secretary, Political Commentator, and Host of Fox’s "The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino" Before joining Fox News Channel, Perino served as the first Republican woman to be press secretary of the United States. She spent more than seven years as part of the administration of President George W. Bush, joining right after the 9/11 attacks as a spokesperson for the Justice Department. A year later, she was pulled to the White House and stayed until the last day of the Bush administration.

Stu Rothenberg, Founding editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report Stu is widely known across DC and the country as one of the sharpest political analysts working today. He’s a common guest on the TV news circuit (Meet the Press, TODAY, PBS NewsHour) and spent more than two decades as a columnist with Roll Call before starting his own publication.

Larry Sabato, Election Analyst and Author; University of Virginia Professor of Politics; Founder and Head of the U.Va. Center for Politics Dr. Larry Sabato is a New York Times bestselling author, recipient of three Emmy awards, and one of the nation’s most respected political analysts. Larry provides expert knowledge of what is coming down the pike politically, prepares audiences for the changing of the guard in Washington and across the nation, and showcases how politics and the American voting psyche come together to produce our nation’s next batch of leaders.

Jake TapperAward Winning Journalist; Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent, CNN Jake Tapper is a hugely-influential and award-winning American journalist who currently anchors the network’s weekday television news show The Lead with Jake Tapper and Sunday morning affairs program State of the Union. Tapper has been recognized for being a fair and balanced commentator and critic whose unbiased reporting makes him—as media power rankings site Mediate put it—an “equal opportunity skeptic—confronting Democratic politicians just as toughly as he would Republican ones.”

Chuck Todd, Host of Meet the Press and NBC News Political Director Chuck was dubbed the “Most Powerful Journalist in Washington” by GQ magazine. He reported tirelessly from the campaign trail in 2016, is a flagship face on cable news programming, and provides audiences with a panoramic view of the current political landscape.

Jim VandeHei, Co-founder of Axios; co-founder and former CEO of Politico Having now launched two hugely successful political media brands, Jim offers expert insight on politics and policy as well as business trends, media, and tech. A true Washington insider, he blends behind-the-scenes stories with a hard-charging overview of the news of the day.

Amy WalterNational Editor of the Cook Political Report and Host of WNYC’s The Takeaway Fridays Known as one of the best political journalists covering Washington, she is national editor of the non-partisan Cook Political Report and a frequent on-air analyst. In addition to her weekly appearance on the popular “Politics Monday” segment on the PBS NewsHour, Amy also hosts WNYC’s nationally-syndicated public radio news program, “Politics with Amy Walter” on The Takeaway. 

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