Meet The Speakers Of The Washington Post


Columnist for the Washington Post and Former Co-Host of Parker Spitzer

Kathleen Parker, the most widely syndicated columnist in the country, writes for the Washington Post twice-weekly on politics and culture. She is also a consulting faculty member at the Buckley School of Public Speaking and a regular guest on Sunday news shows. A columnist since 1987, Parker has worked for five newspapers, from Florida to California, and has written for several magazines. She also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and was named one of the nation’s “Top Five Columnists” by The Week magazine. Parker addresses politics, culture, and contemporary issues.


Writer for the Washington Posts’ The Fix and MSNBC Political Analyst

Chris Cillizza, a MSNBC political analyst and the writer for’s The Fix – regarded as one of the most heavily trafficked blogs in Washington, stands as one of the most exciting analysts of campaign politics. Prior to a five year stay with Roll Call, Cillizza reported for the Cook Political Report and wrote a column for Congress Daily. He was also the first reporter from a major organization to do online work as a White House political correspondent. The Washingtonian named Cillizza one of DC’s top 50 journalists working, and he addresses politics and elections.

Dana Milbank Washington Post Speaker


Washington Post Columnist and Author of Homo Politicus and SMASHMOUTH

A self-proclaimed “political anthropologist,” Dana Milbank is an award-winning Washington Post columnist and a political analyst. Author of the best-selling Homo Politicus and SMASHMOUTH, he has written for the New York Times MagazineNew York Magazine, the New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, and more. Milbank won the White House Correspondent Association’s Beckman Award for “repeated excellence in White House coverage” and was named one of the nation’s top political journalists by Columbia Journalism Review. He addresses politics, punditry, journalism, and the media.

Charles Krauthammer Washington Post Speaker


Pulitzer Prize–Winning Syndicated Columnist and Fox News Contributor

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and named by the Financial Times as the most influential commentator in America, Dr. Charles Krauthammer has been honored from every part of the political spectrum for his bold and original writing. Since 1985, Krauthammer has written a syndicated column for the Washington Post, and for three decades, his influential writings have helped frame the very shape of American foreign policy. The Daily Telegraph called him “unquestionably the pre-eminent conservative columnist in a country where columnists still carry enormous heft.”