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One of America’s most prolific and respected political reporters and commentators, John Heilemann offers his wit, savvy, and insider’s view of the Washington scene, the future of the Republican and Democratic parties, and the major national issues of the day.
With his keen-eyed perspective and peerless access to the corridors of power, John Heilemann provides an unvarnished take on the headlines and broader forces shaping American politics today. Heilemann is a creator, executive producer, and host of The Circus, Showtime’s acclaimed weekly political documentary series, which covered the 2016 presidential campaign and the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. He is also a national affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, where he appears regularly on Morning Joe, The Last Word, Hardball, Deadline: White House, and other programs. During the 2016 election season, Heilemann served as co-managing editor of Bloomberg Politics and co-host of MSNBC and Bloomberg TV’s With All Due Respect. Prior to joining Bloomberg, he served as New York magazine’s national affairs editor and as a staff writer for The New Yorker, Wired, and The Economist, taking readers behind closed doors from Washington to Wall Street.
Heilemann is the co-author of The New York Times No. 1 best sellers Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, on the 2008 presidential election, and Double Down: Game Change 2012. The first Game Change book was adapted into a movie of the same name by HBO, which went on to win five Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, and a Peabody Award.
After 25 years covering the front lines and back rooms of politics and business on television and in print, Heilemann offers unrivaled insight into Washington, the corporate world, and how they are shaping—and being shaped by—the tectonic shifts transforming the world around us.
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John Heilemann brought his experience, wit and humor to Southern Connecticut State University and led the audience on a journey through the 2016 Presidential Primary race. John was engaging, funny, enlightening and informative! The audience left with a greater understanding of the “circus” that is Washington, D.C.Southern Connecticut University
John Heilemann was absolutely great! Aside from his insightful speech, he graciously answered questions and signed books. We are really looking forward to seeing him again soon.New York Bankers Association
John Heilemann - Insightful, engaging with a touch of humor! What more can we ask for from a speaker? Join participants for cocktails and dinner and continue to answer questions throughout the evening? Check that off, too! Thank you, John, for keynoting last week's III Senior Delegates Roundtable. Your comments, as well as your replies to questions from the participants, were forthright and instructive. Not surprisingly, the session earned high marks from all. We appreciate your willingness to participate in the dialogue and look forward to welcoming you to another Institute podium in the future.Institutional Investor Magazine
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Renowned Journalist; Former Moderator, NBC's Meet the Press; Political Analyst, CNN
Creator, Executive Producer, Co-host of Showtime’s The Circus; Co-founder of the Bipartisan Group No Labels; Former Chief Media Advisor to George W. Bush and John McCain