Emmy Award Winning Journalist; National Political Reporter, Axios
After a meteoric rise, Jonathan Swan has quickly become one of the most recognizable reporters covering American politics today. He spends his every waking minute talking to people who work in the White House and collecting insider knowledge to share with his readers—and your audience.
Jonathan Swan currently serves as a national political reporter for Axios, the media company launched by Politico founders Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei.
Swan is regarded as one of — if not the — best-sourced reporters covering both political parties in Washington and one of the most groundbreaking interviewers on American television. He has broken some of the biggest stories of the recent era, including a series of deeply-reported stories on President Trump’s final days in office that have been cited repeatedly and served as a first draft of history. His podcast accompanying that series, “How it Happened,” hit number one on the Apple charts.
As the star of Axios’ HBO show, Swan has interviewed global leaders including President Donald Trump — an astonishing interview seen and shared by more than 100 million people for which Swan received an Emmy Award, as well as the 2022 Aldo Beckman Award for Overall Excellence in White House Coverage — Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Director General of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Iraq’s President Barham Salih, and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan. He has interviewed the most powerful Democrats and Republicans in the United States — ranging from Senator Bernie Sanders to Senator Mitch McConnell. His reporting has been cited repeatedly in Congressional investigations and as a justification for new legislation.
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Meet Jonathan Swan
Jonathan Swan’s Speech Topics
Looking to have newsmakers and influencers from across the political spectrum share the stage at your event? Jonathan Swan will be the perfect addition to moderate your conversation –– and make it unforgettable. He has moderated panels for a host of organizations, using his ace interview skills to coax panelists into sharing their richest insights and juiciest stories.
Behind the Scenes in Biden’s Washington
You’ve seen him on TV. You’ve read his breaking news. You’ve come to trust his byline. But you’ve never heard him quite like this: unfiltered and uncompromising. An award-winning journalist with incomparable access to the halls of power, Jonathan Swan takes you behind the scenes in the White House and on Capitol Hill. He introduces you to the people behind his headlines and explains what you might expect next. You’ll walk away with an insider’s view of Washington today and exclusive insight into how it will shape America tomorrow.
What other organizations say about Jonathan Swan
Wow, you rocked! In only 6 hours after the event, I must have gotten 3 dozen compliments from folks who told me you were fantastic…One registrant told me you were “worth the price of admission alone” and another few said you were the best political speaker we’ve had in years. Really, really fabulous all around.