NPC Book Rap: Jonathan Martin & Alex Burns - "This Will Not Pass"
- Widely respected political journalist whose reported column at POLITICO has become an essential read for those seeking the inside story from the capital to the campaign trail
- Co-author of the New York Times bestseller This Will Not Pass, which Peggy Noonan called "deeply reported, with sourcing from both parties and criticisms of both"
- Possesses an expert-level understanding of politics at every level, as well as exclusive insights into the power players — from mayors to heads of state
- Leads a deep dive into the headline-making news of the day to help audiences understand the latest trends in the world of politics and policy
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A highly respected political journalist, Jonathan Martin provides sought-after coverage and regularly drives the news by delivering the inside story from the White House and Capitol Hill to the campaign trail well beyond the beltway. As bureau chief and senior political columnist for POLITICO, Martin is among the most trusted reporters in the country with deep connections to the political leaders, power players, and movers and shakers in Washington, D.C. — and across the country. With vast array of sources in both parties and his keen analytical mind, he reveals what’s really happening at the highest levels of American politics.
Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Martin is a throwback to the golden age of journalism rooted in reporting the cold, hard facts while exploring beyond the headlines to provide a full picture of what’s happening in politics today and how it’s shaping the future of business and society. Combining his encyclopedic knowledge of political history with unparalleled insight into the hot-button issues of the day and an unmistakable enthusiasm for politics at every level, Martin leads a deep dive into today’s top news stories while discussing the potential impact of emerging trends in government, politics, and policy. With extensive relationships on both sides of the aisle — in Washington, D.C., state capitols, and city halls — Martin possesses a flesh-and-blood understanding of what’s at play for the future of politics, which is complemented by fascinating, firsthand anecdotes gleaned from rubbing elbows with the key players.
Prior to assuming the role of politics bureau chief and senior political columnist at POLITICO, Martin was the senior political correspondent for The New York Times, serving as the publication’s top political reporter for nearly a decade. Before that, he was the senior political writer for POLITICO, where he was among the company’s first hires and is regarded as one of its “originals.” Martin also worked as a political reporter for National Journal’s “The Hotline” and National Review. He is the co-author of This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future, which spent three weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and, with its never-before-heard audio recordings, gave readers fly-on-the-wall access to some of the most important political conversations of our time.
Martin is a dynamic voice in print and broadcast who audiences will recognize as a longtime CNN analyst. His work has been featured in The New Republic, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as many more of the nation’s leading publications. He is renowned in journalism circles for his leadership in the newsroom, as well as his commitment to upholding the integrity of journalism and advancing the potential to tell news stories more authoritatively and creatively.
Making Sense of Today’s Politics. As one of the most well-connected and highly respected reporters in the country with his ear to the ground on everything happening in and around Washington, D.C, POLITICO politics bureau chief Jonathan Martin pairs an extensive network of sources with his keen analytical mind to deliver and explain the inside story of American politics. Tapping into his unparalleled historical knowledge and relationships on both sides of the aisle, Martin leads an engaging conversation on the ins and outs of campaigns, government, politics, and policy, while sharing amusing anecdotes and firsthand accounts of goings-on behind the scenes of many of the most significant moments shaping the nation’s political landscape.
Jonathan was AMAZING, a real class act! So delightful to work with. In the meet and greet with our board beforehand he made sure to have a personal conversation with each person while signing their book. Our audience loved his talk! Jonathan had such good insight into what was happening referring back to news that broke the day before. The Q&A was the highlight for a lot of folks. He went above and beyond by staying a good 30 minutes extra signing books for folks who came up to him afterwards.
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