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, 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 Beltway and across the country, and more

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Former White House Press Secretary, Fox News Host, Political Commentator, & Best-Selling Author

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Dana Perino was the White House’s first female Republican press secretary and one of the most widely-respected members of President George W. Bush’s senior cabinet. She is currently a popular political commentator and a co-host—and the breakout star—of Fox’s The Five, a ratings phenomenon and the top show in the timeslot. She is also the host of Fox's The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino. Her commentary is also regularly found in major publications. Perino analyzes the political landscape and current events in the same energetic style that has made her so popular on TV. Small in stature but big on personality, she consistently gets rave reviews.

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.

Host of Meet the Press & NBC News Political Director

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Chuck Todd, NBC News’ political director and the host of Meet the Press, is 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.

Moderator of CBS News’ Face The Nation & CBS News’ Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent

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Margaret Brennan is the moderator of CBS News' Face The Nation 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."

Anchor, CNN Newsroom & Podcast Host, Boss Files with Poppy Harlow

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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US West: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • Europe: $75,001 and up*
  • Asia: $75,001 and up*

A twice-Emmy nominated journalist, Poppy Harlow has her finger on the pulse of the latest in business and economic news and how it impacts people around the globe. As anchor of CNN Newsroom and host of the CNN podcast Boss Files with Poppy Harlow, she conducts in-depth interviews and solicits leadership advice from entrepreneurs, CEOs, and innovators about what it takes to rise to the top. Poppy has interviewed the heads of the world's largest banks, Warren Buffett, Howard Schultz, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jay-Z, Melinda Gates, and countless other luminaries. She was previously a business correspondent at CNN, CNN International and HLN, an anchor for CNNMoney.com, and a Forbes.com Video Network anchor, reporter and producer.

Renowned Political Strategist & MSNBC Political Analyst

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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*

Steve Schmidt, a renowned political analyst and former Vice Chairman of Edelman, is one of America's most prominent communications, public affairs, and political strategists best known for strategic roles on Republican political campaigns including those of President George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and US Senator John McCain. Steve specializes in "political message development and strategy." 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.

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.

Journalist and Television Personality

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $20,001 - $35,000*

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 currently writes for The Washington Post’s PostPartisan blog and is a contributor for MSNBC.

White House Correspondent, CNN

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An award-winning journalist and expert in presidential politics, John Harwood is a CNN White House correspondent. Previously, he served as CNBC's chief Washington correspondent for 13 years, and has offered political analysis for The New York Times, NBC, MSNBC, NPR, and PBS. Harwood 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. Having covered each of the last ten presidential elections, he breaks down the Washington political scene as a whole, drawing on decades of journalistic experience to provide hard-hitting analysis of the current state of Beltway politics and how factors such as elections, current events, and congressional culture will impact the current presidential administration as well as the American public.

Founder, Precision Strategies, Former Deputy Campaign Manager for Obama 2012, and Former Deputy Senior Advisor to President Obama

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*

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.

Co-Founder & Exec Editor of Axios, Frmr POLITICO Chief WH Correspondent

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Mike Allen is one of Washington’s most influential and well-connected journalists. He is the co-founder and executive editor of Axios, a new company delivering news and insights on politics, business, media, and tech. The company, whose name means “worthy” in Greek, specializes in high-quality news and analysis easily shared among the country’s influential readers and across social platforms. In addition to starting Axios, 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.

Co-Founder and CEO of Axios; Co-Founder and Former CEO of POLITICO

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Jim VandeHei is a media entrepreneur and expert on American politics. He is the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Axios, a new media company delivering news and insights on politics, business, media and tech. The company, whose name means “worthy” in Greek, specializes in high-quality news and analysis easily shared among the country's most influential readers and across social platforms.

Invite a Media Speaker Or Journalist To Your Event

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.

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 all-star 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.

Look through our media speakers, television personalities, and journalists listed above and click through any of the speaker’s photos to see their individual speaking profile pages and learn more about their backgrounds and the issues they speak on regularly.

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