On the tails of an unprecedented election season, hear from Washington DC insider Amy Walter on what Americans and employers face with the new Congress and Administration. Ms. Walter will recap the 2016 election with candor and humor, detailing the course of the campaign and why it matters for future elections.
Amy Walter is Senior Editor of The Cook Political Report, a non-partisan publication, which provides analysis of the Presidential, U.S. Senate, House, and gubernatorial races for its subscribers. The Cook Political Report counts corporations, trade associations, labor unions, government agencies, foreign governments, and media outlets, among others, as its subscriber base. Walter is responsible for handicapping and analyzing U.S. House races.
In addition, Walter serves as a political analyst for CNN and has served as a panelist and commentator on CBS’ Face the Nation. She provided Election Night commentary for CNN in 2002, 2004 and 2006.
Walter is frequently quoted as a congressional election expert in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, and has appeared on Meet the Press (NBC), Washington Journal (C-SPAN), and The Newshour (PBS). She is also a frequent contributor to the CBS Early Show. She won The Washington Post’s Crystal Ball award for her correct Election 2000 predictions.
Walter also contributes to National Journal magazine and Congress Daily. She provided election night analysis for Voter News Service in 1998 and 2000. She also speaks to numerous organizations about elections. She has served as an adjunct professor at the School of Communications at American University.
Amy Walter is a summa cum laude graduate of Colby College.