Amy Walter - Leading Authorities

Amy Walter is the National Editor of The Cook Political Report where she provides analysis of the issues, trends and events that shape the political environment. Her weekly column appears at CookPolitical.com.

“Amy Walter is…a force in political analysis.” — Washingtonian Magazine

Over the past 14 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 the former political director of ABC News. Today, she provides political analysis every Monday evening on the PBS NewsHour. She is also a regular Sunday panelist on NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face The Nation, and FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace. She also appears on Washington Week with Gwen Ifill (PBS), the Friday Round Up on The Diane Rehm Show (WAMU), and Special Report (FOX).

This is Amy’s second tour of duty with The Cook Political Report. From 1997 to 2007, she served as Senior Editor where she covered the U.S. House of Representatives. Walter was named one of DC’s “50 Top Journalists” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2009 and honored with the Washington Post‘s Crystal Ball award for her spot-on election predictions in 2000. She is a member of the Board of Trustees at Colby College where she graduated summa cum laude