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John Heilemann

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.
Editor in Chief and Co-Founder, Recount Media; Creator and Host, The Circus on Showtime; National Affairs Analyst, NBC News and MSNBC; Co-Author, New York Times Best Sellers Game Change and Double Down

Expertise In:

  • American Politics
  • U.S. Current Events
  • Election Forecast and Analysis
  • Media and Journalism

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Corporations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • The Finance Industry
  • The Health Care Industry

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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INSIDE THE CIRCUS: The 2020 Presidential Race and a World Turned Upside Down

Amid a ravenous pandemic, a ruinous recession, protests, riots, and racial strife, John Heilemann offers a sharp-eyed, unvarnished take on the headlines and deeper forces playing out in this tumultuous American moment — and how they are impacting the campaign, public policy, the economy, national security, and ordinary voters. With his no-holds-barred style and unmatched ability to cut through the noise, Heilemann explores how our leaders are grappling with the turmoil and upheaval ... and how we might pull through and rise above it.

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