Jake Sherman

Senior Writer & Co-Author of POLITICO's Playbook and A Hill to Die On

Jake Sherman
  • The top congressional reporter on Capitol Hill and has built a career on landing hard-to-get scoops
  • Takes readers inside the rooms where decisions are made, creating high-impact reporting
  • Chronicles all of the major legislative battles on Capitol Hill, travels the country to cover the battle for control of Congress

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Jake Sherman is a senior writer for POLITICO and co-author of POLITICO’s Playbook, the nation's leading political newsletter. He is also the co-author of New York Times and national best seller, The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump's America, which was published by Crown in 2019. Jake is an NBC and MSNBC political contributor.

Since 2009, Jake has chronicled all of the major legislative battles on Capitol Hill and has also traveled the country to cover the battle for control of Congress.

Jake is a Connecticut native, and a graduate of The George Washington University — where he edited The GW Hatchet — and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Jake lives in Washington with his wife Irene and his son and listens to an unhealthy amount of Grateful Dead and Phish.

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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, Jake Sherman 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, Sherman is an expert on the issues, players and personalities driving politics today and how they will impact issues most important to your audience.

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