2015 Election Offers Test Cases to Watch
- Former editor-in-chief of National Journal’s “The Hotline” and staff writer at The Washington Post
- Called “The Greatest Political Mind of Our Time” by Comedy Central
- Frequently provides political expertise on CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and other national outlets
- Visual and analytical presentation offers a nuanced and straight-shooting overview of the current political environment
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Reid Wilson is the national correspondent for The Hill newspaper, Washington, DC's most widely-read political publication. He is an expert in spotting political trends as they develop and forecasting election results long before the ballots are counted. Known for staying ahead of the news through his access to top newsmakers, Wilson is a trusted staple of the political scene. Wilson covered politics for The Washington Post, and he’s the former editor-in-chief of National Journal’s The Hotline. His work has appeared in outlets like The New York Times, RealClearPolitics, Atlantic Monthly, New Republic, and other major news networks, and his expertise is frequently sought-after by MSNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, and various radio shows across the nation. He is also the Amazon best-selling author of the book, Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak.
Deemed “The Greatest Political Mind of Our Time” by Comedy Central, Wilson cuts through the spin and tells the truth about the state of politics and Washington, DC today. He is quick, confident, and full of energy, and his enthusiasm for political analysis is contagious. He has a near-perfect callback of political figures and statistics, and he is one of the few nonpartisan analysts to use visuals. His presentations are an exciting and fun look into what’s coming in politics. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Wilson addresses politics, campaigns, elections, and the media. He covers politics both inside and outside the Beltway, offering an unrivaled overview of what’s happening in American politics today—and what’s coming tomorrow.
Breadth & Depth To Political Reporting. As a former editor-in-chief of the Hotline, Wilson stands in good company. Previous editors include Chuck Todd and Amy Walter. Wilson also contributed analysis of the national political environment to National Journal Daily, National Journal Magazine, 2012 Decoded, and his weekly column, On the Trail. In addition to the political happenings themselves, Wilson focused on the coverage of elections and politics, each day printing off every newspaper in the country and reading through more than 500 papers. From this incredible amount of information, he puts together a summary of the day’s notable news. This depth is why his political tip sheets are a must-read source for those concerned about politics.
From Politics To The Supreme Court. Before becoming editor-in-chief, Wilson was editor of Hotline On Call, Hotline’s political blog. He also served as a staff writer at The Hill, where he covered Congress, politics, campaigns, and elections. He has covered the Supreme Court, the Federal Election Commission, and top political races as they develop across the country. Reid spent the 2008 election cycle authoring a popular political blog at RealClearPolitics, where he covered the presidential caucuses in Iowa, the primaries in New Hampshire, and several debates around the nation. Also during the 2008 cycle, Wilson hosted a nationally-broadcast political talk show on XM Satellite Radio, on which he hosted the nation’s top newsmakers, reporters, and analysts. In 2006, he covered polls and polling for The Hotline.
In 2020, Wilson was announced as the Tony Coelho Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM), serving as a GSPM Fellow for an 18-month term.
Politics, Politics, Politics! Reid Wilson offers a nuanced and detailed analysis of our current political environment and the upcoming elections. With incredible callback of political figures and statistics, his presentation is visual and analytical—a must see for those concerned with understanding the details of the elections and the driving forces behind them. Wilson cuts through the spin and tells the truth about the state of politics and Washington today as he forecasts election results. He offers audiences a behind-the-curtain look at Capitol Hill, K Street, and election campaigns and shares insights on the big trends—like gerrymandering and demographics—that will affect the election the most. Wilson is quick, confident, and full of energy, and his enthusiasm for political analysis is contagious and easily caught by his audience. He is one of the few nonpartisan analysts to use visuals, and his presentations are an exciting and fun look into what’s coming in politics.
“Reid was spectacular! Really struck the perfect balance in his remarks. He didn’t dive too deep in the numbers and made all the topics relative and relatable. He was also very friendly and personable which is always refreshing. He also had great feedback from our members – all positive. Thank you!”
“Reid Wilson was a great speaker, and asked all the right questions. I would recommend him as moderator for any panel discussion. Reid even made a special last minute accommodation.”