National editor of The Cook Political Report
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 on cookpolitical.com. She is also the host of WNYC's The Takeaway (Politics with Amy Walter), and a regular contributor to the PBS NewsHour, where she offers her perspective weekly on "Politics Monday."
This is Walter's second tour of duty with The Cook Political Report. From 1997 to 2007, she served as senior editor and covered the U.S. House. Walter was named one of D.C.'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.
With more than 20 years of experience, 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. She is also a regular panelist on NBC’s Meet the Press, Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier, and CBS' Face the Nation.
She was an inaugural fellow at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, where she now serves on the IOP Board of Advisors. She graduated summa cum laude from Colby College, earned an honorary degree as a Doctor of Letters, and now serves as a Trustee Emeritus to the Board.