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Charlie Cook

Renowned Political Analyst and Publisher of the Cook Political Report
  • Called “the man who knows more about politics than anyone else” by Washingtonian and “the Picasso of election analysis” by the Wall Street Journal
  • Discusses today’s political and legislative environments in a balanced, non-partisan way
  • Hugely popular speaker known for an encyclopedic knowledge and quick wit
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“There are political junkies, and then there’s Charlie Cook – the man who knows more about everything political than anyone else.” The Washingtonian

Charlie Cook is the Editor and Publisher of The Cook Political Report, and a political analyst for the National Journal Group. 

In 1984, Charlie founded the independent, non-partisan Cook Political Report. Now, with a staff of six, it is a publication that The New York Times once said was “a newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative” while CBS  News’ Bob Schieffer called it “the bible of the political community.” 

Al Hunt in The Wall Street Journal has referred to Cook as “the Picasso of election analysis.” In 2019, Cook was named co-author of the 2020 Edition of the Almanac of American Politics adding to his omniscient powers. 

The late David Broder of The Washington Post, long considered ‘the Dean’ of the Washington press corps, once wrote that Charlie Cook is “perhaps the best non-partisan tracker of Congressional races.”

Charlie has appeared frequently on ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, and ABC’s This Week. Since the 1990s he has appeared over a dozen times on NBC’s Meet the Press. Over the years Charlie has served as an Election Night analyst for CBS, CNN, and NBC and, since 1996, on NBC News Election Night Decision Desk in New York.

In 2010, Charlie was the co-recipient of the American Political Science Association’s prestigious Carey McWilliams Award to honor “a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics.” In 2013, Charlie served as a Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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