National Editor, Cook Political Report / Host, WNYC's The Takeaway Fridays
For more than 20 years, Amy Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. Known as one of the best political journalists covering Washington, she is national editor of the non-partisan Cook Political Report and a frequent on-air analyst. In addition to her weekly appearance on the popular "Politics Monday" segment on the PBS NewsHour, Amy also hosts WNYC's nationally-syndicated public radio news program, "Politics with Amy Walter" on The Takeaway. She is also a regular Sunday panelist on NBC's Meet the Press and CBS's Face the Nation, and appears frequently on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox. She is the former political director of ABC News.
In her presentations, Walter expertly breaks down the electoral process, congressional culture and the Washington political scene. Her astuteness, wit and range of expertise creates an engaging, compelling presentation, and her reliable and accurate analysis has
earned her numerous accolades. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Amy Walter takes audiences on an insider's tour of Washington through the eyes of the woman with her finger on the pulse of politics.
Before ABC, she was the editor-in-chief of The Hotline, Washington's premier daily briefing on American politics. There she served as the political publication's primary voice for three years, and she provided regular analysis of the national political environment in her weekly National Journal column, On the Trail. Walter has provided election night coverage and analysis since 1998 and was a member of CNN's Emmy-award winning election night team in 2006.
Accolades and Education
Named on of the "Top 50 Journalists" by Washingtonian magazine, Walter was dubbed on of the most powerful people in politics in George magazine for her insights into the mechanics that make the political machine run. She also won the Washington Post's Crystal Ball Award for her spot-on election predictions and has been frequently quoted as a congressional election expert in newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the New York Times. Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report, said, "Today, her work is trusted and respected by Democrats and Republicans alike. She knows how to get beyond bluster and spin to unearth – and explain – what really matters in a political arena. And, she has a proven track record of success, which is essential for those whose jobs depend on accurate political forecasting." Walter graduated summa cum laude from Colby College. She was also honored by her alma mater with an honorary PhD, and is a Trustee Emeritus. She is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics.
ILMA Talks with Amy Walter
Tuesday, September 24 | 10:45am – 11:45 am
Untangling the Web: Election 2020
Need help navigating the political landscape as election season ramps up full throttle? Amy Walter can help, providing keen analysis of the issues, trends and events that shape the political environment, as well as untangling the we of who's who and what they stand for in the 2020 race for POTUS.