Media Speakers

Inform and entertain your audience with a keynote speech or moderated panel featuring one of the well-known, current, and insightful media speakers we represent. We provide Fortune 500 organizations, associations, civic groups, colleges or universities, and more access to a broad array of media speakers, from anchors at major news networks like CNN, MSNBC, and Fox to founders of online media sources and publications, to editors and writers. These household journalists and media personalities make fantastic event keynote speakers, and contribute to fireside chats and panel discussions looking at topics including politics, technology, current events happening inside the capital and across the country, and more

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Award Winning Journalist; Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent, CNN

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CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, joined the network in January 2013. His one-hour weekday program The Lead with Jake Tapper debuted in March 2013. The program seeks to examine and advance stories that demonstrate Tapper's own curiosities and interests with headlines from around the country and the globe, from politics to money, and sports to popular culture.

Moderator of CBS News’ Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan & CBS News’ Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent

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Margaret Brennan is the moderator of CBS News' Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan and the network's senior foreign affairs correspondent based in Washington, DC. Brennan has reported on politics, international affairs, foreign relations, the economy, and global markets since she joined CBS News in 2012 and was named the White House and senior foreign affairs in 2017. Prior to joining CBS News, Brennan spent a decade covering global finance, anchoring a weekday show on Bloomberg Television called "InBusiness with Margaret Brennan."

Journalist and Television Personality

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Jonathan Capehart is a journalist and television personality who has worked as a policy advisor to Michael Bloomberg’s campaign, a national affairs columnist, and was a member of the Daily News editorial board which won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. He is currently associate editor for The Washington Post, host of the podcast "Capehart," and is an MSNBC contributor and anchor for "The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart."

Award-Winning 60 Minutes Correspondent & Former CBS News Anchor and Managing Editor

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Scott Pelley, an award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent, offers rare insights gained from his more than 300 features on the show, having interviewed world leaders and covered major events – from childhood homelessness to genocide in Darfur. Pelley has received myriad high-profile awards, including 51 Emmys, and The Washington Times wrote, “The legacy of Edward R. Murrow lives in the daring investigations of Scott Pelley.” One of the most recognizable faces in journalism, Scott addresses current events and global issues.

Political Analyst, NYT Best-Seller, & Frmr. White House Dir. of Comm

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Nicolle Wallace is host of Deadline: White House, chief political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News, a best-selling author, and the former White House director of communications under President George W. Bush. Her West Wing colleague, presidential political adviser Mark McKinnon, called her a “rare talent in politics.” Funny and charming, she shares insights on the biggest issues of the day paired with stories from her time in the White House and on the campaign trail. Wallace is a master storyteller as she offers audiences the rundown they need to stay in the know.

Chief Political Analyst at NBC, Moderator of Meet the Press from 2014-2023

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Chuck Todd is NBC News’ chief political analyst and previously hosted the network's Sunday news show Meet the Press from 2014-2023. He is regarded as one of Washington’s foremost experts on political campaigns at all levels. With what the Washingtonian calls a “savant-like knowledge of politics,” his up-to-the-minute analysis and nonpartisan commentary has made him a sought-after voice in American political coverage. Previously the network’s chief White House correspondent and host of The Daily Rundown, he has the unique ability to deliver an all-consuming passion for politics with razor-sharp analysis as he looks at politics, campaigns, and elections.

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter

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Amy Walter is the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, where she provides analysis of the issues, trends, and events that shape the political environment. A contributor to the PBS NewsHour, she provides weekly political analysis for the popular “Politics Monday” segment. She is also a regular Sunday panelist on NBC’s Meet the Press and CNN’s Inside Politics, and appears frequently on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News Channel. From 2017 until early 2021, Walter was the host of the weekly nationally syndicated program “Politics with Amy Walter” on The Takeaway from WNYC and PRX. She is the former political director at ABC News and known as one of the best political journalists in Washington. For more than 20 years, she has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. Her analysis has earned her numerous accolades, including the Washington Post’s Crystal Ball Award and being named one of the top 50 journalists by Washingtonian. Walter addresses the electoral process, congressional culture, and the Washington political scene.

Co-Founders of AXIOS and POLITICO | New Media Speaking Duo

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Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen are two of the nation’s most influential journalists. For years, they worked together building the nationally renowned digital media company POLITICO, transforming it from a newcomer on Captiol Hill to the website and accompanying newsletter that all of Washington considered a “must-read.” Now, they are co-founders of disruptive media company Axios, delivering quick, punchy news and insights on politics, business, media, and technology to a smart and highly-engaged audience. The company has already proved a disruptive force in the digital media space, specializing in high-quality news and analysis easily shared across social platforms by the country’s influential readers.

Renowned Political Strategist & MSNBC Political Analyst

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As a counselor to world leaders, CEOs, celebrities, and political movements, Steve Schmidt — for more than two decades — has played an influential role in American politics, and has helped navigate some of the most high stakes corporate, athletic, political crises and business strategy challenges of our time. He is one of the nation’s most plugged-in political operatives who offers a candid look at today’s headlines and breaks down what the latest political news means for stakeholders on Main Street, Wall Street, Capitol Hill, and beyond.

Legendary Political Strategist, Founder of Precision Strategies, and Former Deputy Campaign Manager & Senior Advisor to President Obama

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Stephanie Cutter is one of the most-trusted voices of the Democratic Party. At the center of every major policy and political debate of the last 20 years, she offers an enlightening look at the current state of politics told through insider stories with today’s top lawmakers. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail and from the West Wing to the C-Suite, Stephanie is one of the foremost experts at weaving together political strategies to create a narrative that resonates with voters. She was named one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Washington,” by GC magazine.

Political Strategist, Political Contributor to CNN and Telemundo, and Co-Host of ABC’s The View

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Ana Navarro is a well-known Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN, CNN en Español, Telemundo, and co-host of ABC's The View. Tampa Bay Times called her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful,” saying, “with confidants Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio she is poised to play a big role in the GOP response to immigration reform and Hispanic outreach.” Respected on both sides of the aisle for her straight shooting and candor, Navarro is frequently called upon for her spot-on commentary. She is in touch with the political issues people are talking about, and in presentations, she 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 Atlantic Writer, Fmr POLITICO Chief Political Correspondent

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Tim Alberta is the former chief political correspondent for POLITICO Magazine, where he covered the Donald Trump presidency, Capitol Hill, the ideological warfare between and within the two political parties, demographic change in America, the evolving role of money in elections, and what lies ahead for the current administration. He is now a staff writer for The Atlantic and the author of the best-selling book, American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Donald Trump, as well as The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in the Age of Extremism.
Create Buzz for Your Next Event With a Media Speaker

Drum up buzz and excitement for your event by bringing a house-hold name media speaker to your next stage. The leading and top-booked media personalities, TV hosts, and journalists in the industry, these men and women provide topical and current reflections on the biggest news of the day, the personalities driving conversations in Washington, and what’s around the corner.

These media speakers are always audience favorites for their name recognition and charismatic on-stage personas. Media speakers are also great choices for a variety of events, budgets, and industries. Looking for a low-budget media personality to brief your team on how the midterm elections may shake out? We can help. Need a name-draw headliner to kick off your event by running the audience through the current landscape? We have speakers for that. Want to secure a high-level media personality to speak directly with your executive or C-Suite level team about the news that will be front-and-center in the months and years to come? We represent and book these speakers too.

We Have Over 30 Years of Experience Booking Speakers and Planning Events

At Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau, we can help you secure the best media speaker for your specific program and we’ll be there every step of the way to make sure you’re at the helm of a successful and unforgettable event. Our team of professional program consultants, who boast more than 20 years of experience booking speakers and planning remarkable events for clients across the world, will work with you personally to identify the media speaker that will create an impression on your stakeholders, committee, or C-Suite team. Whether you’re looking for a media speaker on politics, the news of the day, geopolitics, global trends, regulation, policy, culture, or something else entirely, we’ll find the speaker who matches your needs including audience type, budget parameters, and overall event goals. And we’ll handle all logistics and add-ons.

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