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Chris Cillizza

CNN Politics Reporter and Editor-at-Large
  • Founding editor of the popular Washington Post political blog “The Fix”
  • Highly-respected political analyst and must-follow Twitter personality
  • Focuses on electoral politics and the personalities working publicly and behind-the-scenes to shift the balance of power in Washington
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Chris Cillizza stands as one of Washington’s most exciting analysts of campaign politics. With piercing humor and probing insight, the self-described political junkie speaks to a variety of audiences on the nuances of national and local campaign politics. His extensive media appearances, spanning from TV to print to the blogosphere to his hundreds of thousands of social media followers, led The Washingtonian to name him one of the top 50 journalists working in Washington today. Cillizza is currently politics reporter and editor at large for CNN, a role that includes contributions online and on air. He is also the creator of “The Point with Chris Cillizza,” a CNN nightly newsletter. Known for seamlessly using his immense reservoir of political knowledge to examine the past and provide insights on the constantly evolving state of Washington politics, Cillizza is exclusively represented by  Leading Authorities speakers bureau. His commentary explores the current presidency and the state of Capitol Hill with prodigious depth and a discerning eye for future political trends.  

Before joining CNN, Cillizza became the first reporter from a major news organization to work online as a White House political correspondent by launching the Washington Post’s hugely popular blog “The Fix,” which focuses on American electoral politics, including gubernatorial, Congressional, and presidential elections. Cillizza grew “The Fix” over a decade to include a team of bloggers and editors and it is now regarded as one of the most widely read blogs in Washington. “The Fix” receives upwards of 575,000 hits daily and serves the readership of both seasoned political veterans and casual Washington observers. The blog also includes a weekly “Friday Line” section where the 10 closest electoral races of an electoral cycle – as formerly judged by Cillizza – are profiled and analyzed. Cillizza also served as an MSNBC on-air contributor and analyst. Prior to joining the Post, Cillizza wrote for Roll Call, a Washington-based publication covering the legislative and political events of Capitol Hill. Cillizza reported on gubernatorial races and southern House races for Charlie Cook’s Cook Political Report. He also wrote a column for Congress Daily, and his freelance pieces have also appeared in various publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, Washingtonian, and Slate.

A graduate of Georgetown University and a former student of Pulitzer-prize winning journalist George Will, Cillizza has cultivated a distinct reputation as one of the most keen, witty, and impartial observers of politics inside the Beltway. Having provided political commentary as a guest on Fox News Channel and MSNBC, Cillizza is able to deliver penetrating analysis on the ways in which candidates must meet the 21st century demands of their constituents. As someone incredibly involved with and attuned to fluctuating media standards, Cillizza’s coverage of political races seeks to capture and explain the complex relationship between politicians and an evolving electorate. Having appeared on MTV and YouTube as a debate moderator between presidential candidates, Cillizza has become aware of the emerging importance of social media, young voters, and growing generational influences on campaign politics. As Cillizza knows well by now, “politics is never over.” In this light, he consistently dazzles audiences with unparalleled erudition and a view of politics that is both thrilling and evocative of today’s world.

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