National Editor of the Cook Political Report & Host of WNYC’s The Takeaway Fridays
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.
Walter is national editor of the Cook Political Report and a frequent on-air analyst. She appears weekly on “Politics Monday” on the PBS NewsHour and hosts WNYC’s nationally syndicated public radio news program, “The Takeaway Fridays.” In addition, she is 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.
Since 1998, Walter has provided election night coverage and analysis. She is the former political director of ABC News and the former editor-in-chief of The Hotline. Named one of the “Top 50 Journalists” by Washingtonian magazine, Walter was dubbed one of the most powerful people in politics in George magazine. She also won The Washington Post’s Crystal Ball Award for her spot-on election predictions.
Walter graduated summa cum laude from Colby College, honored with an honorary PhD and as a Trustee Emeritus. She is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.