Moderators

Whether you are presenting a panel of speakers or a point-counterpoint duo, high-profile moderators for your event can help the session run smoothly. We've got a stellar list of TV personalities and hard-hitting journalists who can bring great name draw to your event and ensure that the discussion stays on track. These moderators and emcees will bring the polish that you've been looking for to your next meeting.

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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.

Journalist & Sr. CNN Political Analyst

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Europe: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • Asia: $20,001 - $35,000*

Part journalist, part historian, and all shrewd political observer, Ronald (Ron) Brownstein explains the complexities of American politics with lucid precision. As a CNN Senior Political Analyst, Senior Editor for the Atlantic, and Contributing Editor for National Journal, he produces sharp analysis on politics, policy, the electorate, media, healthcare, energy, the press' impact on Americans, and the range of issues informed by his strong sense of American political and national history. Brownstein provides an insider’s look into politics and the media and has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of six best-selling books, and his articles on politics, public policy, and culture have appeared in myriad of major publications and on many broadcast news outlets.

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."

Associate Editor & Columnist for RealClearPolitics

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  • Local: Under $10,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $20,001 - $35,000*
A.B. Stoddard is the associate editor and columnist for RealClearPolitics and a contributor and guest host for Sirius XM's POTUS channel. She is a former associate editor and Columnist with The Hill, where her column twice won first-place Dateline Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. She has published articles in the Boston Globe, Congressional Quarterly, and The Federal Paper and is known for her commentary on the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Stoddard also regularly appears on Fox's Special Report with Bret Baier and CNN's New Day as well as other shows on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNN, and MSNBC. She addresses politics and elections.

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.

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.

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.

NBC News White House Correspondent

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Kelly O’Donnell is the White House correspondent for NBC News. A veteran of presidential politics, her work on the 2008 presidential election earned her an Emmy and a National Headliner Award. Her other work has won myriad others, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards. In 2004, she was inducted into the Ohio Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame. O’Donnell has covered events ranging from the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq war to the Olympic Games and the British royal family. She addresses politics, current events, the presidency, women’s issues, and the media.

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.

Author & Columnist, TV Commentator and Co-Founder of SellersEaston Media

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
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One of the world’s leading interviewers, Nina Easton helps CEOs, global leaders, and cultural icons communicate their vision and stories on stage. With deep economic and political sophistication, she engages speakers and audiences to produce far-sighted conversations on how to navigate today’s hyper-speed, disruptive landscape. Her broad portfolio crosses business sectors–from finance and insurance to high-tech and energy–as well as U.S. and geopolitics.
Bring The Benefits Of Hiring A Moderator To Your Event

Our moderators for events come from a range of backgrounds, blending into your conference or ceremony with ease and offering your audiences several perks, including:

  • Experience: As professional emcees, our speakers are ready to entertain and engage your attendees, panelists, honorees, introduce a speaker, and more. They'll prep for your event well in advance, developing speaking points in coordination with your requests as well as any comedy bits you'd like. These emcees and moderators travel prepared to dazzle on stage. That way, when they hit the stage, they're ready.

  • Assistance: When you hire an emcee or a moderator, you don't have to worry about hand-holding. Pass on the essential information to us and we'll make sure they receive it so they can ensure your panel is the best size for your event. They can even offer advice on the flow or organization of your panel and presentations.

  • Leadership: Our moderator speakers and emcee speakers are at home on the stage. When surprises happen, like a technical error or timing issue, they're as cool as cucumbers and improvise with ease. That gives you confidence, plus trust that your event will be a success.

With years of experience on the stage and in front of the camera, our professional emcees and moderators will help you deliver an event to remember.

Create a Stellar Event With a Professional Event Moderator

Ready to "wow" your audience with the finesse of a professional event moderator? Need to hire an emcee for an awards dinner? We can help! At Leading Authorities speakers bureau, our consultative approach and team of industry experts ensure that when you hire an emcee or moderator, they're the perfect fit for your audience and event. We also take care of all those extras, like handling your moderator or emcee's travel arrangements and add-ons. That way, you can relax and focus on adding the finishing touches to your event.

What exactly is the definition of a moderator? It is anyone who is a presiding officer of debate formats or any other type of discussion that makes sure everyone involved follows community guidelines. From speakers in the United Kingdom to the Middle East, they moderate everything from presidential debates to town meetings. These speakers and debate moderators can even speak to the Trump and Biden debates, past Vice Presidential debates, and the results of the election in favor for former Vice President Joe Biden.

If you have any questions or are interested in having one of our program consultants compile a customized list of moderator and emcee recommendations for you to consider based on your specific event, topic, theme, and audience, please contact our team.

To get in touch with a member of our team right away, you can also fill out the form below, email us at Contact@lauthorities.com, live chat with a member of our team online, or call us at 1-800-SPEAKER.

If you are looking for a specific speaker not listed above, we still encourage you to contact our team as we specialize in placing hard-to-find and in-demand keynote speakers from all around the world, which may not be listed on our website.