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E.J. Dionne, Jr.

Washington Post Syndicated Columnist, Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution, and Georgetown University Professor
  • Internationally-recognized, award-winning journalist whose Washington Post column appears in more than 250 newspapers each week
  • Author of seven New York Times best-selling books
  • Named among the 25 most influential journalists in Washington by National Journal
  • Up to the minute, astute political observations help audiences better understand the political climate in Washington and across America
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Eugene Joseph (E.J.) Dionne, Jr. is an internationally-recognized journalist, political commentator, thought leader, and professor.

His career began in 1975 when he went to work for the New York Times covering state, local, and national politics while also serving as a foreign correspondent. He reported from more than two dozen countries, including extended periods in Paris, Rome, and Beirut. He joined the Washington Post in 1990 as a political reporter and has been writing a twice-weekly column for them since 1993. It is syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group and appears in more than 250 newspapers. Dionne is a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and University Professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University, where he teaches in the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Government Department. Dionne is a regular political analyst for MSNBC and NPR’s All Things Considered. He is the author of seven books, most recently the New York Times best-seller, One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate and the Not-Yet Deported, co-authored with Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann. He is exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau.

Dionne is the author of another best-seller, Why the Right Went Wrong and Why Americans Hate Politics, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award nominee. Dionne has edited or co-edited seven volumes, including most recently, with Joy-Ann Reid, We Are The Change We Seek, a collection of President Barack Obama’s speeches.

E.J. Dionne Jr. grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts. He attended Catholic schools, graduated from Harvard University, and received a DPhil in sociology from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. In 2017 and 2018, he was the William F. Bloomberg Visiting Professor at Harvard University, with a joint appointment at the Harvard Divinity School, the Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife, Mary Boyle. They have three children, James, Julia, and Margot.

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