Senior Editor / Political Analyst / Contributing Editor
The Atlantic / CNN / National Journal
Part journalist, part historian and all shrewd political observer, Ron Brownstein is a senior editor for The Atlantic, a contributing editor for National Journal and a senior political and election analyst for CNN. Twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Mr. Brownstein was cited for “the clarity, consistency and quality of his political reporting.” He writes weekly columns for The Atlantic and CNN.com, and also appears regularly in National Journal. Before taking over political coverage for Atlantic Media Company, Mr. Brownstein served as the national political correspondent and a columnist for The Los Angeles Times. While there, he earned two finalist nods from the Pulitzer Prize Board for his coverage of the 1996 and 2004 presidential elections. He also served as chief political correspondent and columnist for U.S. News and World Report for seven months in 1998. He also has appeared frequently on Meet the Press, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Face the Nation, PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and Washington Week in Review. He has also served as an election analyst for ABC. Mr. Brownstein is the author or editor of six books, including The Power and The Glitter: The Hollywood-Washington Connection and Storming the Gates: Protest Politics and the Republican Revival. His sixth book, The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America, was named one of the “10 books to curl up with” by The New York Times. His articles on politics, public policy, books, and culture have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines.