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 also served as the Host of Politics with Amy Walter on the WNYC’s The Takeaway (2017-2020), and as a political analyst for the PBS NewsHour.
“Amy Walter is…a force in political analysis.” — Washingtonian Magazine
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.
Amy was an inaugural fellow at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, where she now serves on the Board of Advisors. 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.