Co-author, Politico's Playbook and The Hill to Die On
- Covers the latest breaking news in Washington from lobbyists to the White House and everything in between
- Editorial Director of Women Rule, women's empowerment platform
- Senior Washington correspondent for POLITICO, Palmer is an expert on K Street and lobbying
Anna Palmer is a senior Washington correspondent for POLITICO and co-author of POLITICO Playbook. Palmer covers the world of Congress and politics and has successfully chronicled the business of Washington insiders for years.
Prior to writing POLITICO Playbook, Palmer was the co-author of the daily newsletter, POLITICO Influence. Anna previously covered House leadership and lobbying as a staff writer for Roll Call. She got her start in Washington journalism as a lobbying business reporter for the industry newsletter Influence. She has also worked at Legal Times, where she covered the intersection of money and politics for the legal and lobbying industry, first as a staff writer and then as an editor.
A native of North Dakota, Anna is a graduate of St. Olaf College, where she was executive editor of the weekly campus newspaper, the Manitou Messenger. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Inside Politics. Trevor Noah described POLITICO’s Playbook as “the be all and end all of politics and what’s happening in DC.” Stephen Colbert says Playbook is “if not the bible, it’s the daily missalette of Washington.” As co-author of Playbook, Anna Palmer will walk you through what is happening on Capitol Hill that minute and what is likely to happen between Congress. With incomparable access to the highest offices in DC, Palmer is an expert on the issues, players and personalities driving politics today and how they will impact issues most important to your audience.
Women Rule. Anna Palmer is editorial director of Women Rule, a POLITICO platform dedicated to expanding leadership opportunities for women and host of the “Women Rule” podcast. Palmer tells the personal stories of successful women across the country, interviewing luminaries from Washington to Hollywood, business leaders to celebrities. “Women Rule” partners with Google and Tory Burch Foundation to create opportunities and events for women to further their careers, network and skills at all levels of their career. Anna will speak about creating “Women Rule,” the importance of empowering the voice of women and her experiences covering Capitol Hill at a time where women leaders, women’s issues and women’s voices are more important than ever.
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Anna was magnificent. A great presenter who really knows her stuff, but she was somehow more amazing during the Q&A session. She took – and actually answered – many more questions from the audience than we anticipated, and she was very kind to stay on stage well past the 40-minute mark. She may have been the highlight of our Annual meeting. You guys are very lucky to have her.