National Editor / Host
Cook Political Report / “The Takeaway”
For more than 20 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 national editor of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report and a frequent on-air analyst. In addition to her weekly appearance on the popular “Politics Monday” segment on the PBS NewsHour, Amy also hosts WNYC’s nationally syndicated public radio news program, “Politics with Amy Walter” on “The Takeaway.” She is also a regular Sunday panelist on NBC’s Meet the Press and CBS’s Face the Nation and appears frequently on Special Report with Bret Baier on FOX. She is the former political director of ABC News.
Walter has provided election night coverage and analysis since 1998 and was a member of CNN’s Emmy-award winning election night team in 2006. She won the Washington Post’s Crystal Ball Award for her spot-on election predictions and has been frequently quoted as a congressional election expert in newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the New York Times.
Walter graduated summa cum laude from Colby College. She was also honored by her alma mater with an honorary PhD and is as a Trustee Emeritus. She is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.