Amy Walter - Leading Authorities

Amy Walter is the National Editor of The Cook Political Report where she provides weekly analysis of the issues, trends and events that shape the political environment. She is also the Host of WNYC’s The Takeaway: Politics with Amy Walter, and a political analyst for the PBS NewsHour.

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

Amy 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 provides weekly political analysis on the popular “Politics Monday” segment 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 Special Report with Bret Baier (FOX), Washington Week (PBS), and was a favorite on the “Friday Round Up” on The Diane Rehm Show (WAMU). She is also the former political director of ABC News.

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. She has been recognized for her outstanding work in Broadcast Journalism at the 2018 Washington Women in Journalism Awards, 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 an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees at Colby College, where she graduated summa cum laude and received an honorary doctorate in 2017.